Aberdeenshire seafood festival launches in heart of fishing town

An Aberdeenshire fishing town will launch the first-of-its-kind seafood festival later this month.

Peterhead Seafood Festival launches on Saturday 29 September with over 1,000 individuals expected to attend.

The festival has been organised by the town’s business improvement district body Rediscover Peterhead and will take place on Queen Street, Chapel Street and Marischal Street from noon until 5pm.

Featuring street music, live cooking demonstrations, street food, pop-ups, children’s entertainment and mastercalsses, the festival will also run themed menus inside local restaurants, bars and shops.

Showcasing the array of seafood landed at Peterhead’s fish market daily, the event will celebrate heritage and will see local businesses showcasing their produce in a community market.

Exhibitors include The Crab Company Scotland, Peterhead Fish Company, Jimmy Buchan, Brew Toon, Skerry Rock Fish and Shell Fish, George Forman Fish, Steve Bruce Fish and more.

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Other businesses such as Rhiannon Jewellery Scotland Limited, Fabulous Faces, Peterhead Mens Shed, Nippy Chippy and Zanres pop-up table service fish and chip shop will also be in attendance.

A miniature Tamoshunter train for children and adults to enjoy will take people to the festival from the town centre.

The festival is free to attend.

For further information visit www.rediscoverpeterhead.co.uk