Author Archives: Anstruther Info

Burgh Survey – Success ( and a free book )

The book for the Burgh Survey has been printed at last!
Why not come along to the launch at the Dreel Halls on Thursday 31st August at 7.00 pm ?
This will be a chance for the community to be thanked for their support and enthusiasm during the project – and free copies of the book will be available.
In addition there will be leaflets that cover the graveyards, the updated heritage guide and an activity aimed at younger people.
Come see how the past of our community was investigated!

Peter Kleenex
Rathmell Archaeology Ltd


Anstruther Community Kist

The Community Kist’s Used Book, Record, CD Sale which ran for three weeks in the former library made a total of £2400 and £1600 has already been donated to the Community Council for the Anstruther and Cellardyke in Bloom campaign.
Many thanks to the East Neuk Centre Trust, who now manage the Lower Town Hall, for making us welcome and being so helpful and many, many thanks to the volunteers who helped over the three weeks. The St Ayles Rowing Club did the initial moving of the books and many others volunteered on a daily basis.
Many books were sold making it much easier in the wee shop in the High Street. On Saturday we has our best day this year so we’ll soon be making our 10% donations to the Anstruther Improvement Association, the East Neuk Emergency Trust and the East Neuk Centre Trust.
Books, records, CDs etc are available in the shop from 11-5.00, Tuesday to Saturday.
Elizabeth Gordon, Volunteer Manager


Citizen of the Year

We are holding a community get together on Monday 24th April at 7.45pm to announce the winner of our citizen of the year competition. We will announce the winner at around 8pm, finger snacks are kindly being provided by Blane from the Boathouse as well as some homebaking by members of the community council. We are hoping this will be an opportunity for organisations to come along and congratulate the new winner but also meet representatives from other community groups, we are hoping for as broad a representation as possible.

The nominees are;
Glenn and Lorna Jones, for years of community work in many organisations.
Pat Lawson, who has run the local Brownie/Rainbow group for over 40 years.
Roz Martin , who has worked tirelessly at Harbourlea for many years.
Kevin and Fiona Corps , Kevin and Fiona have run the ever successful East Neuk Dook for over 15 years raising many thousands of pounds for charity.

There is lots going on in our wonderful community please come along and make a great night for the four nominees and the eventual winner who have all worked quietly in the background for our community.

Kind Regards

Andy Peddie Community Council Chairman


Community Speed Watch Volunteers

Speeding is regularly highlighted as a concern in our communities throughout North East Fife and beyond. Community Speed Watch is an excellent opportunity for local residents to volunteers and contribute to Polive Scotland’s efforts to address these concerns. If anyone is interested in training to take part in Community Speed Watch they should speak with their ward officer personally, call 101 and ask for their ward officers or email


Bike in the Park ( Bankie )


Event : Bike in the Park in Bankie Park, Anstruther.

Free to join in! An event not to be missed!

Main attractions: The Clan, Scotland’s Stunt Cycle Team;
Dr Bike (bring your bike along to learn how to repair it);
Peachy Keen (use pedal power to make your own smoothie);

Display of upcoming cycle route;
Various Community Stalls

Date : Sunday 28th August 2016

Time : Open to the public from 12.00 til 3.30 pm
Setting up : from 11.00 am


Pedalling on! ( Pittenweem to Kilrenny shared-use path )

Monies have been awarded to the Cycling sub-group working on behalf of Anstruther Community Council. Sustrans have promised £280,383 to match funding already agreed from within Fife Council.
Cllr Elizabeth Riches, East Neuk councillor, welcomed the exciting news. “This will enable work to be started on the design, with the help of Fife Council, which Sustrans will need to approve before the full funding is released. In addition this will all be subject to successful agreements being concluded with landowners along the route.
The aim of the group is to provide a shared-use path from Pittenweem to Anstruther, linking the main venues and shops and the harbour area, on to Cellardyke and finishing in Kilrenny. This shared-use path will encourage school children to cycle safely to school, allow those with mobility scooters to easily access local amenities and provide walkers and runners with additional routes.
This is not the limit of our ambition as we hope to eventually have a cycle track linking all the East Neuk villages. We also welcome the work St Andrew’s University is carrying out to link the town to Kingsbarns and Crail.
Andy Peddie, Chairman of East Neuk Local Tourism Association and of Anstruther Community Council, has also welcomed the announcement. ‘Walking and cycling are becoming increasingly important for visitors to our part of Fife. They want to explore the area by bike or on foot and obviously desire safe routes to do so.
During the tourist season the main roads are very busy, and can be dangerous. It will be great for them to be able to enjoy all our area has to offer using shared-use paths.
The new shared-use paths will be an additional draw for people to this area and more importantly will extend the length of the season as visitors are happy to come for cycle holidays outwith the traditional holiday season.
The ENLTA wholeheartedly welcomes the announcement that Sustrans are supporting the new shared-use pathway project.’
‘Many people within our community have worked hard to make this project happen and this shows what can be achieved by pulling together.
The new shared-use paths will encourage locals and visitors alike to get out and enjoy our wonderful town.
The Community Council is very proud to have been involved in this project and look forward to working with others to see it completed.’


Community Kist

The Community Kist holds its AGM on Thursday night at 7.30 at Dreel Halls. Please come along and show support. This week we will be giving out donations to the East Neuk Community Trust and the East Neuk Emergency Trust. £300 will also be given to the Allotments  Association for floral displays at the entrance to the town.
Elizabeth Gordon, Volunteer Manager