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Peterhead Fish Fest Festival

Information about the annual Peterhead Fish Fest Festival with dates, events, guest speakers, cooking demonstrations and the corporate dinner details:

The Peterhead Fish Fest festival was started in 2006 to celebrate and the fishing industry of Peterhead, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. It is organised by Peterhead Community Council, the North East Fishermen's Training Association (NEFTA), the Peterhead Tourism Initiative and the Scottish Week committee.

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2009 Peterhead Fish Fest

The 2009 Peterhead Fish Fest takes place during the 3 to 10 October with events hosted at the Waterside Inn such as lunches, dinners, art competitions (at the Peterhead Harvest Community Church Hall) and culminates with a Fish Fest Market at Drummers Corner.

Guest speakers during Peterhead Fish Festival 09 include Charlie Clay the producer of Trawlermen and Ian Hudghton MEP, the SNP President and Aberdeenshire Provost Bill Howatson.

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2010 Peterhead Fish Fest

Details of the 2010 Peterhead Fish Fest will be added soon.

2008 Peterhead Fish Fest

The 2008 Peterhead Fish Fest takes place from the 8 to 13 September throughout the Blue Toon. Highlight of this 3rd fish festival is the author, broadcaster and celebrity Nell Nelson who hosts The Woman Who Ate Scotland on ITV. There will be an art competition once more sponsored by Score Group with the theme of Our Coast. The Peterhead Fish Fest art competition is open to everyone with categories for those aged under 16 years, schools and all other ages. Prizes range from 150 for the first prize, 100 second and 50 third. Art work will be on display in the Arbuthnot House from the 8 to 12 September from 10am until 3pm. Then the winners will be announced at the Waterside Inn during the 2008 Peterhead Fish Fest dinner on Friday 12 September at Waterside Inn from 7pm.

John Dunn, a marine scientist from Fisheries Research Services, will give a talk on the Four Scotias research vessels of the FRS during the industry engagement lunch on Monday 8 September 08 from 11am until 2pm.

The Fish Festival music, dancing poetry and readings concert takes place on Wednesday 10 September at the Palace Hotel.

Drummers Corner in Peterhead town centre will host various stalls and entertainment for the children from 10am until 3pm. This will include cookery demonstrations.

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2007 Peterhead Fish Fest

The second Peterhead Fish Fest will be held from the 8 October to the 13 October 2007. It is organised by the Peterhead Tourism Initiative (PTI).

2007 marks the 50th anniversary of the Peterhead breakwater and the Peterhead Fish Fest Festival coincides with the Scottish Seafood Week.

The 2007 Peterhead Fish Fest includes:

A talk by MSP Richard Lochhead about the Scottish Government's support of the Scottish fishing industry. This is an invitation only event and will take place on Monday 8 October 2007.

An art competition with the theme of fish, fishing and the sea which is sponsored by local company The Score Group plc who have donated the Score Prize and cash prizes of 150, 100 and 50. Artists are asked to submit creative work in mediums such as painting, drawings, sculpture, photography, collage or textile.

Guest speakers at a corporate dinner for the fishing industry at Waterside Inn, Peterhead on Friday 12 October 2007 at 7pm. One confirmed speaker is Miranda Krestovnikoff the history and wildlife presenter from television programmes such as Coast, Time Trail, History Mysteries, Hidden Treasure, Country Lives, The Nature of Britain and Wreck Detectives. Also speaking will be Captain Douglas Temple of the Fishery Protection Vessel (FPV) Jura.

Drummer's Corner Fish Fest stalls selling food and items relating to the Scottish fishing industry. There will also be family entertainment and cooking demonstrations. This takes place on the morning of Saturday 13 October 2007

The 2007 Peterhead Fish Fest festival is sponsored by Shell UK and Peterhead Port Authority.

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Peterhead Fish Fest 2006

The star guest for 2006 will be celebrity chef Aldo Zilli who runs four restaurants in London which includes the award winning fish restaurant Zilli Fish Too. Television viewers will recognise Aldo Zilli from his many TV appearances which includes Celebrity Fit Club, Dinner Dates, The Weakest Link Chef Special, Wish You Were Here, Good Food Live, One man and his Hob and more recently The X Factor: Battle of the Stars.

Buy the Books or DVDs of Aldo Zilli at discounted prices with free delivery available. This includes his new books Fish Cook: From Scallops to Swordfish and Fish and Shellfish: The Essential Cookbook.

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The first event takes place 50 years since the completion of Peterhead Breakwater.

Fish Fest Events 2006

The Peterhead Fish Fest starts on Friday 22 September at the Waterside Inn with a corporate dinner. Aldo Zilli will be talking about cooking fish and local North Tonight presenter Cheryl Paul will also be speaking. The evening entertainment includes an auction. Tickets to the corporate dinner event are available to buy at 30.

The Peterhead Fish Fest programme continues on Saturday 23 September at Peterhead Lido with entertainment which includes:
  • Fish Stalls

  • Cooking Demonstrations

  • Book Signing With Aldo Zilli

  • Evening Entertainment

The day's entertainment will be officially opened by Cheryl Paul.

The proceeds from Peterhead Fish Fest will be donated to the Royal National Lifeboat Institute (RNLI) and the Royal National Mission To Deep Sea Fishermen (RNMDSF).

2007 Peterhead Fish Fest

Details of the 2007 Peterhead Fish Fest - TBA

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