Tarbert Traditional Boat Festival

Friday, July 14, 2017 to Sunday, July 16, 2017
'Mallemok' and 'Stormy Petrel' at Tarbert Traditional Boat Festival, 2015
©Julian Cable

Last year some 30 traditional boats from across Scotland and Ireland arrived in Tarbert for an exciting programme, the event attracted a huge number of delighted visitors from across Kintyre and Mid-Argyll, as well as a large number of additional visiting boats.

This was the re-launch of Tarbert’s traditional boat festival and will certainly not be the last. With all traditional boats being visible from the new main pontoon, villagers and visitors could enjoy the spectacle from the walkway around the harbour. Many also took the time to visit and admire the new pontoons and step on board the wide variety of traditional sailing and motor boats, which included the Morna, built in 1920 at Dickies of Tarbert.

Read a report of the 2015 Festival in the OGA Gaffers Log, September 2015.

Tarbert Harbour
Organiser phone: 
+44 (0)7713 332 319