Coordinates: 57°40′59″N 2°41′17″W / 57.683°N 2.688°W
Portsoy (Scottish Gaelic: Port Saoidh) is a village in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.
The original name may come from Port Saoithe, meaning "saithe harbour".
It is known for:
- local jewellery made from "Portsoy marble" (which is not marble, but rather serpentine)
- locally milled oatmeal which is sold around the world
- Scottish Traditional Boat Festival which is worth over £4 million to the local economy.
- two historical harbours
- Portsoy youth forum (PTYYF)
- a pottery, whose ceramics are noted for their delicate colouring
- Jimmy MacBeath, the wandering singer, was born in Portsoy and is buried there
- Eoin Jess, the former Aberdeen and Scotland footballer, was born in Portsoy
- Jimmy Paterson, trombonist with Dexy's Midnight Runners, was born and raised in Portsoy
- ^ Scotland's Census Results OnLine
- ^ "Gaelic Place-Names of Scotland database". Ainmean-Àite na h-Alba. Retrieved 8 January 2013.
- ^ "Scottish Parliament: Placenames collected by Iain Mac an Tailleir". Retrieved 8 January 2013.
- ^ Portsoy Boat Festival
- ^ Banffshire Journal, 11 Aug 2009
Media related to Portsoy at Wikimedia Commons
Portsoy travel guide from Wikivoyage