Today was full of activity around the Salmon Bothy with a seminar on archiving for the library services. I’m looking forward to tomorrows visit to the Portsoy Past and Present Head office to see their collection and artefacts. Portsoy Past and Present can be followed on Facebook by linking here.
Todays plan is to walk around Portsoy following the Ancestry Walk I worked on with genealogist Alison Smith earlier this year.
the route follows the various generations of the McIntyre family, through their involvements in the town including building, owning and running a shop, children who went to war and others that travelled and those born abroad. I generally imagine people not travelling far from home in the 19th and 20th centuries, I guess for some this was the case, however, there were those who travelled around the globe and those who still do.
The route starts from The Salmon Bothy
Following the path through the graveyard towards St Combs Well
where the annual Boat Festivaltakes place, celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2013. The tour concludes after the New Harbour and back at The Salmon Bothy, where you can research your family history and connections to Portsoy.
Every year, thousands of people return to Portsoy to research their ancestry. What is your story?