Category Archives: Community News

Having an event or activity? Inviting the public?….

Anstruther.Info is the website for Anstruther, Cellardyke and Kilrenny to keep area residents and regional visitors updated on the people, news, events, activities, and “happenings” of this East Neuk area…..  If your shop/restaurant, group, charity or organisation is having a special event/activity — coffee morning? special speaker? quiz night? car-boot sale? wine tasting? charity run?, etc. — send info to Anster.activities@ so we can help publicise your event on this site, on other social media pages, to other appropriate groups, and via (limited) direct e-mailings.  If you’re creating a poster to put up in the area — send it to for added “oomph” to your publicity!!  WE WANT — WE NEED!! — information and news to help keep this site relevant and informative to East Neuk residents and readers….THANKS!


Community Kist Vintage Day at Dreel Halls…

Elizabeth Gordon, the Volunteer Manager of The Community Kist, has kindly sent along the following update:   The Community Kist continues to prosper and in the run up to Christmas is raising money to help cover the cost of the Community Fireworks and the Christmas Festival. Money will also be given to the Community Council to cover the cost of the postcards used in the GP Out of Hours campaign.
This Saturday — Nov. 10 —  the Kist shop will be closed as it relocates to Dreel Halls for the Annual Vintage Day. The Kist will have a vintage stall with items such as linen, clothes, glass, china, pamphlets, postcards, vinyl singles, jewellery and some Christmas items.
The event at the Dreel Halls runs from 11-4. Entry costs £3 but includes tea, coffee and home baking. There are also stalls featuring more vintage clothes, crafts, remnants and a raffle. All are welcome.

Kids Xmas Party, Dec. 8, 1-4pm in Erskine Hall

The Anstruther Community Council is happy to announce the Fourth Annual Kids Christmas Party on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 1pm to 4pm, in Erskine Hall. Entry of £2pp on the day includes hot & cold refreshments, Santa visit and gift bag, and disco/bouncy castle for wee ones.  The Christmas party is a popular holiday event as kids have a fun afternoon disco dancing and jumping around in a bouncy castle before Santa stops by to check who’s “being naughty or nice….”  Onesies, fancy-dress and elf-wear are all encouraged!


Harbour Festival Get-Together @ Dreel Tavern….

People interested in — or wanting to be part of the 2019 Anstruther Harbour Festival — are invited to come along at 7pm on Tuesday, Nov. 6 to the Dreel Tavern, for drinks and nibbles.  Volunteers to help with various jobs (big and little) are always needed –– and this is a good way to learn the ways help can be given.

Are you an entertainer? musician? juggler? magician? dancer? story-teller? Do you bake, sew, knit, paint, embroider, cook, stew, ferment, roast, decorate or do any other cooking, artistic, photographic or crafts activity?  Come along and meet us!

The AHF has expanded over the years with more music, dance, kids’ entertainment and activities, and special-interest programs offered during the festival for adults and children alike. The Festival is a 2-3 day event, with every day jam-packed with activities and things to see, do, learn, enjoy, listen-to, taste, smell and tap your foot to.

All welcome to come and learn about the AHF — RSVP to



Sunday, Nov. 11 has Remembrance Services

Nov. 11 Remembrance Sunday Commemorates Sacrifices Made in Cause of Freedom
The men and women who have sacrificed their lives in various wars over the decades for the cause of freedom will be honoured and remembered on Sunday, Nov. 11 as Remembrance Day ceremonies take place in Anstruther.  The East Neuk has a strong history of its’ men and women serving in the military over the years, and it is them, along with the family and friends they left behind who all served this country in various ways, being commemorated.
Ladywalk House is the meeting point at 10:30 am on Sunday, Nov. 11 followed by a procession to Anstruther Church at 10:45 for a church service. After the service,  church-goers make their way to the War Memorial in Anstruther Cemetery for the laying of wreaths, then return to the church to enable people to visit with each other, share memories, and enjoy a spot of tea to warm up with.
The 100th year anniversary of the end of World War I has been especially memorialised this year, with historical, military information and personal-history background pieces — still a source of fascination after all these years — appearing in newspapers and on television.
All are welcome to join this special memorial service.

Anster Halloween Party a BIG Fun-Filled Success!!

So we took on organising the Halloween disco for our children to help raise money to bring reindeer to Anstruther for Christmas ?.
“Mummy power”  took over with just over a week to get organised.  A huge thanks to mummies Sam Stewart, Daryl Wilson, Megan Salter, Lisa McDonald, Laurie Lawson, Lindsay McKinstray, Mairi Kerrigan, Louise McEwan, Jenna Richards for all your dedicated help and support to get this party going. It wouldn’t have been as incredible if we were missing any one of you ❤️
Huge special thanks needs to go to Susan and Coco at Munchies for all of their help and donations. You guys were a massive part of all of our party and Anstruther are very lucky to have you in our community ❤️
Thanks also to Pavla at for agreeing to run a slime workshop at our party and to donate all the proceeds to the reindeer.❤️
All of the businesses  in Anstruther deserve a massive shout-out for raffle prizes, tombola prizes, cake, apple and biscuit donations. We are all overwhelmed by your generosity ❤️.  BIG thanks to Barnett’s Baker, La Petite Patiserie, Stevie at Legends, East Neuk Centre Trust, Greig Plumbers, Anstruther Fish Bar, Halcyon Gallery, Guide Us Breaks, Blades, The Corner Shop, Halo, Mr & Mrs Swankie, Graeme at the Chemist, Staff at The Royal Hotel, the Community Kist, Wee David, Mudita Beauty, Customers at Munchies, Pets Pantry, Marion Cullen, Minicks Butcher, Family a Fayre, Esquire Men’s Barbershop, The Flower Shop, Susan Smith, Lisa’s Sweetie Shop, Forever Felts, Gibbles, The Waterfront,  and also everyone who individually donated home baking, raffle prizes and their time ?❤️
We successfully raised £840 and Daryl handed it to TEAM Anster yesterday to go towards reindeer and Christmas celebrations ???.
We thank everyone who attended and hope all our kids had a fantastic time! What a wonderful community spirit we have ❤️xxx

Digital Marketing for Tourism-Related Businesses….

Fife Tourism Partnership has alerted us that the following two workshops — specifically for tourism-facing businesses — are being offered:

(1)  Advanced Digital Marketing for Tourism —    This advanced level workshop will help those with a good knowledge of digital marketing take their skills and knowledge to the next stage. Focusing on advanced techniques, this session enables delegates to develop digital marketing plans, manage and implement campaigns, and analyse results.

Date & Time:     November 13, 2018, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Location:    Hotel du Vin St Andrews,  40 The Scores, St Andrews  KY16 9AS

For more information and to book:;

(2) Live Video and Instant Messaging for Tourism Businesses — This practical workshop covers two social and digital media features which are rapidly gaining a foothold in tourism and travel across the world, opening up new channels to wow and inspire potential visitors and supercharge the customer experience.

Date & Time:  December 3, 2018, 10:30 am – 1:30 pm

Location: Carnegie Library & Galleries, 1-7 Abbot St., Dunfermline  KY12 7NW

Find out more and book at:


Meet with & give your views on NHS to Minister

NHS Fife Annual Review  —  

Come and meet Clare Haughey, Minister for Mental Health

This is an opportunity to air your views directly with the Minister based on your personal experiences of NHS Fife.  Anyone who has used local NHS Services within the last 6 months is eligible for this meeting.

You will be required to attend both dates:     An information gathering session on Tuesday 20th November 2018 from 11am – 1pm in the Estates and Facilities Meeting Room, Phase 1, Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy

  • NHS Fife’s Annual Review Meeting with Patients / Carers on Monday 3 December 2018 from 12:30 0 13:30 (venue to be confirmed)
  • If you would like to note your interest in becoming involved in NHS Fife’s Annual Review,  please request  a “Note of Interest” form from Theresa Rodiganby by calling Theresa on telephone number:  01592- 648154 or via email
  • Please note:   The form must be completed and returned back to Theresa by Friday, November 9

Co-Op Funds to Benefit Anstruther Harbour Festival

Anstruther Harbour Festival Trust has been chosen for the next round of the Co-op Local Community Fund.   The funding round will start Sunday,28 October 2018. From this date, Co-op Members can choose to give their 1% to the AHF when purchasing Co-Op brand products and services. The funding period will run for 12 months until the 26 October 2019

Call 0800-023-4708, or email the Co-Op at to update or create your account,  and specify the AHF as the recipient of these funds.