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Faroese Choir Performance on Friday 2nd June

The Scottish Fisheries Museum is very much looking forward to greeting “The church choir Ljómur” from the Faroe Islands to Anstruther on Friday 2nd June and hopes the community will turn out to extend that warm welcome to our visitors with whom of course we have links via the Fishing Industry across the North Atlantic.

They will perform a Choral Concert and Faroese Folk Dancing on the Folly by the Reaper, Anstruther Harbour between 6 and 7pm. The Choir will then join local performers to support the Bernicia Suite by Richard Wemyss in Cellardyke Church at 7.30 pm

The choir originates from the village Vágur on Suðuroy, the southernmost of the 18 islands that make up Faroe, and is connected to the church of Vágur. Ljómur was founded in 1939, and made its first tour abroad in 1954, with concerts in Denmark and Norway. Later concerts were held in Poland, the Soviet Union, Iceland, Sweden, Spain and Germany.

The choir sings a comprehensive repertoire from old psalms to classic Faroese and Nordic hymns and songs.


MEGAGAME in Anstruther on Saturday!

If you fancy a unique gaming experience this Saturday, the museum is running a MEGAGAME! Teams of 3 players can compete to see if their fishing village becomes a boomtown during the early 19th century. Don’t worry if you don’t have a team in advance, you can be allocated one on the day!

To book please contact (01333) 310628 or Tickets are also available through Eventbrite (link below).



Royal Visit to Anstruther

8-scottish-fisheries-museum-visit-of-king-gustav-xviA photo of the visit by the King of Sweden, Carl XVI Gustaf, to the Scottish Fisheries Museum on 2nd October. After a local fish supper, The King and his party spent forty-five minutes on a guided tour led by volunteer guide Rodger McAslan and expressed interest in the museum’s extensive displays and collection of boats. He was able to see Reaper, our historic herring drifter, which had arrived home on the day before.


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Developing: Knowledge
Exhibition, 1-29 October 2016

The Scottish Fisheries Museum holds around fourteen thousand negatives in its collection, many of which have remained unseen for some time. Developing: Knowledge reveals a selection of recently digitised negatives and offers an interesting opportunity for the public to contribute to our records. Set in the informal Tearoom Merchant’s Room gallery space, the Museum hopes to learn more about the images on display by asking the public to share their additional knowledge of the photographs. Can you recognise faces from the past, add dates or identify an event in the history of the town?

Developing: Knowledge is part of a Museums Galleries Scotland Recognition funded project to digitise, research, and widen access to the Scottish Fisheries Museum’s photographic collection. Over the next year we will be holding events and activities inspired by and celebrating our Recognised Collection.