Boat Building

We are developing, in conjunction with Buckie High School, an SQA accredited wood working course designed to help to stimulate interest in preserving fast disappearing traditional boat building skills.

The boatbuilding project is being led by Portknockie based professional boat builder Bert Reid. We are delighted to have the help of enthusiastic experienced and trained boat building volunteers; Willie Henderson (Cullen), John Wilson (Buckpool) and John Smith (Buckie) who initially trained in the former shipyards in Buckie.  We are fortunate to have this cross community support. It is heartening that we already have two young Buckie High School volunteers, Liam and Finlay, who never miss a boat building session.

Our aim is to build two other St Ayles’ skiff and then to move onto Mirror dinghies which will be used for sailing tuition. We have a number of volunteer trained sailing instructors, and safety boat handlers but we welcome additional trained volunteers, so please get in touch if you are interested.

Boat buidling sessions take place at 9.30am and 6.30pm on Tuesdays, and 9.30am on Saturdays.

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