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Loch Fyne Viking Festival

Don't miss this festival from 27th - 28th June 2015. Over 40 traditional boats from all over the UK are expected to come and visit Tarbert for the third Tarbert Traditional Boat Festival. This year a Viking theme has been added to the Traditional Boat Festival: the Loch Fyne Viking Festival.

Starts: 27 Jun 2015

Ends: 28 Jun 2015

Area: Loch Fyne

Venue Town: Tarbert

Region: West Scotland

The historic Magnus Barefot 1093’ portage of a Viking longship in his successful bid to claim Kintyre as part of his Kingdom, is re-enacted. Volunteers will pull a full size replica of a Viking longship taken from a historical design and especially built for the festival, in a parade with music and flags from the West Loch to the East Loch. Using the longship several villages along Loch Fyne are going to be raided during a two-day trip. In each of these villages Viking activities are planned to celebrate the villages and their communities, including offering local produce. Tarbert Harbour Events Area will be transformed into a Viking village and Viking skirmishes will take place there, including archers from Northern Ireland. During these festivals a Community Barbecue, a Community Ceilidh and fireworks will be organised open to Tarbert Community, Tarbert Moorings & Berth holders Association members, Tarbert Traditional Boat Festival and Loch Fyne Viking Festival participants and all other guests. Live traditional Scottish music and popular music will be performed on several occasions during both festivals.

More Information

For more information visit: http://www.tarberttraditionalboatsfestival.org.uk/