A small, pleasant resort,
Portsoy is a one-time fishing port near Banff
which stages an annual festival involving wooden
sailing boats and other small craft.
Local red and green Portsoy marble was quarried close to the restored 17th century harbour and was even used in the building of the opulent Palace of Versailles.
A coastal walks lead to the beautiful beach of Sandend Bay and the ruins of 16th century Boyne Castle.