Anstruther Harbour Festival: Lots of NEW Things!

Anstruther’s Harbour Festival, this weekend July 28/29,  has made many new changes/additions to it,  all to appeal and interest visitors of all ages…

New this year:  a handicapped-friendly mini-bus,  making round-trip transfers from the Waid Academy parking area to the harbourfront.   New this year:  Gaelic-related entertainment in musical performances,  storytelling sessions and dance demonstrations.   New this year:  The Medieval Methil Living History Group making its’ first visit to Anstruther as it re-enacts aspects of Viking life, crafts, and everyday skills. Demonstrations will include leatherworking, chain making, weaponry, spinning, dyeing, apothecary, alchemy and cooking.   Medieval Methil’s  range of colourful historical characters include gentry, peasants, merchants craftsmen, clergy and warriors, and their mission is to offer a living picture of Scotland’s history.  New this year:  The Fizzgig TheatreCompany drop anchor for shows from 1:30 to 2:30 each day. Help young Jim Hawkins find the hidden treasure, fire cannon balls at Long John Silver as this totally interactive show is the old classic “Treasure Island”  performed like you have never seen before. Visits with the performers before/after the show let you meet the cast and learn what it takes to be a fearsome if funny pirate.  New this year:  a junior ceilidh Saturday afternoon, and a kids’ disco on Sunday afternoon.  New this year:  storytellers weaving their magic both afternoons with stories of fisher lads and lasses.   New this year:  a photographic exhibit of over 100 photos dating from the 1880’s to about the 1930’s, showing the fishing and seafaring life in Anstruther and the East Neuk.  The exhibit is in the Old Library, lower level of Anstruther Town Hall,  and is on display Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 4pm daily.

Event schedule for these above entertainments and more is posted on, and Facebook.