The grand launch
of this event took place at Wick on 23 June, with stopovers planned at
Lybster, Helmsdale, Invergordon, Cromarty and Buckie, before the
Flotilla joins the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival at Portsoy from 29
June to 1 July.
large turnout of people from Caithness braved the wet and showery day to
see the boats berthed at Wick Harbour. Various forms of musical
entertainment were provided through the day, along with range of
maritime style fun activities, including music, dance, story telling,
traditional crafts and good Highland food and hospitality.
traditional boats, many of which fished the Moray Firth early last
century were on display. Boats came specially from Norway, the Faroes
and Shetland to take part in this historic event.
was officially opened at 11 am by Ms Anne Dunnet, Lord Lieutenant of