- Festival days -

  • Fri 24 Aug7pm - midnight
  • Sat 25 Aug2pm - midnight
  • Sun 26 Aug1pm - 11pm


The Alba Real Ale Festival 2018

The RTYC clubhouse viewed from the south

The Royal Tay Yacht Club is proud to host the seventh Alba Real Ale Festival. The event will take place from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th August 2018. The festival will once again offer over forty different real ales, ciders and lagers produced by Scottish microbreweries from across the country.

The festival is gearing up to be a fantastic club event. The bands are booked, the ales are being tasted ready for selection and over 1500 visitors are expected to enjoy the festival. Many visitors have made this an annual event in their diary and last year Saturday was already sold out within twenty minutes of going on sale.

Local performers will provide music and entertainment to suit all tastes. Already the programme promises some fantastic local performers who will keep you on your feet over the entire weekend.


Sunday is specially focused towards families with children, and feature a huge bouncy castle, face painting and Sparky the Magician. Entry is FREE for children under 18. Make sure you do not miss out. Come and enjoy a high quality experience within the grounds of the clubhouse with its panoramic views across the River Tay.

Tickets will be available in April 2018







Festival Info

You can find information about food, kids activities and a map of the festival site here.

Latest News

  • August 28, 2017

    Well that was a fantastic weekend. Thanks to everyone who visited us at the festival. You made it all worth while and we look forward to doing it all again - same time, next year. Cheers to you all.
  • August 15, 2017

    Ticket Amnesty: We have a waiting list for Saturday tickets and so if you have any spare, return them to the yacht club and you will be fully refunded if we resell them. Details  
  • August 14, 2017

    Limited Availability: With Saturday & Sunday both SOLD OUT - there are only a limited amount of tickets left for Friday. Don't miss out - Order Today


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