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New additions join old favourites at Anstruther Harbour Festival

The AHF Committee is especially happy to have a handicapped-accessible mini-bus for both Festival days, July 28/29, making round-trips from the parking area near the old Waid Academy to the Harbour Front. This has been on our “wish list” for a long time, and it will finally be a reality this year.
Jamie the Jester, Scotland’s Young Magician of the Year, will be at this year’s Anstruther Harbour Festival on both Festival days. Jamie is a  favourite of wee festival goers as they watch flat balloons suddenly expand to become animals, hats, swords — you name it! — all proudly carried about the harbour front by their new little owners.
More popular and repeat entertainers include Jaclyn Stuart, who will help kids to create crafts, and Larna Fox (“FoxiFaces”) who uses glitter paint to change little faces from recognisable little darlings into lions, tigers, ballerinas, butterflies and other magical beings. 
A Junior Ceilidh on Saturday afternoon is a new kids’ activity, while Nackytoosh performs at the “grown up’s” ceilidh that evening.
Also new this year — among MANY new additions to the AHF —  are Sheila Kinninmonth and Beth Hamilton-Cardus, professional story-tellers who will be weaving tales of history, magic, adventures and daring-do on each day of the AHF,  a treat for all ages.
Brian Brelow, who is doing a kids’ afternoon disco on Sunday, is another new addition this year. Brian is well known in Anstruther and the East Neuk as he has dj’d  Anstruther’s Community Council Kid’s Christmas party at Erskine Hall for the past four years, and the kids enjoy dancing together as their families look on, join in, and snap photos.
These, and other AHF new additions are sure to entertain, even thrill (yes!!)  Festival visitors of all ages.  The Anstruther Harbour Festival web-page and FB is your location for up-to-date news as the Festival weekend gets closer.
Come join us!

Christmas in July? No, Quiz Night FOR Christmas!!

TEAMAnster is holding a quiz night on Friday, July 20th to raise money for Anstruther’s Christmas Festival.  Brain-storming begins at 7pm in the Anstruther Town Hall.

If you are free , come along and get your colleagues, friends and family involved, too. There are some fantastic prizes up for grabs, but, best of all, bragging rights are priceless!

Reindeers are rumoured to be part of the festivities this year, and give Santa a run for his money!  Come support your community at the Quiz Night and help make this year’s Christmas Festival a terrific one!


ANSTER CINEMA: Bladerunner 2049 (15)

Officer K (Ryan Gosling), a new blade runner for the Los Angeles Police Department, unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what’s left of society into chaos. His discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former blade runner who’s been missing for 30 years.

Director: Denis Villeneuve
Year: 2017
Duration: 163m
Certificate: 15
Screening: Thursday 14th June at 8pm

Admission for Adults is £5, and for Under 18s it is £2. Tickets available on the door.


ADAMS Coffee Morning on Sat., June 16

The Anstruther and District Amateur Musical Society is having a coffee morning on Saturday, June 16 from 10am to noon.  The East Neuk Centre, Ladywalk, Anstruther will be the site for this fund-raising way to start your weekend.  Entry is £2.50 for home baking and as much tea and coffee as you can drink, with a raffle and bottle stall giving everybody a chance to try their luck!



Oliver, Artful Dodger, Fagin’s Kids Needed by ADAMS…


Fancy yourself as the next Oliver, consider yourself taking on Dodger or being a part of the workhouse children/ Fagin’s Gang? Why not take part in the children’s workshop on Sunday 29th April from 1pm – 4pm. As we have already had a number of people interested we have decided to extend the period you can register to take part to next Friday (20th April). Please register your interest to There is no fee for the workshop, but there is a £35 fee to be a part of the show, to cover insurance, rehearsal space hire etc. Children must be aged 8 or over to take part. Rehearsals will take place in Anstruther. If you require any further information, please feel free to message us or direct to

We hope and look forward to seeing you there!


Bikeability Scotland: What it is….Get Involved!!



It’s a cycle training programme that teaches children to cycle safely,  learn how to deal with traffic,  and above all,  gets children excited about cycling.

Level 1 training teaches pupils the basic skills of riding a bike, such as  balance,  control, and making turns.    It is usually delivered in P5 and takes place in the playground or another traffic-free environment.   Learning about cycling can form a useful part of the Curriculum for Excellence, and helps to contribute to Eco-Schools Awards.


We are looking for — we NEED —  Volunteers, who are essential to this project.

A Volunteer can be a parent, a member of schools staff and/or a member of the local community (16 and over) with an interest in cycling.

The Volunteers will be given the opportunity to attend training locally to become a Cycle Training Assistant (CTA).  This will give them the skills and confidence to roll out Bikeability cycle training in schools, and they will then be supported by a Cycle Trainer when implementing cycle training in schools.

If you are interested in Volunteering, or want to find out more about Bikeability, there will be an opportunity at Bike in the Park 2, on Sunday 8th April, to put your name forward, obtain leaflets and to get answers to your questions.



BALANCE BIKE EVENT – Bike in the Park 2 – Bankie Park

Training for balance bike users will be available in the multi-use court at Bankie Park, Anstruther on Sunday 8th April 2018 from noon until 3.30pm.

Learn how to negotiate traffic and signs in safety.

Learn how to ride using a balance bike.

Bring your balance bike or scooter or, alternatively, some balance bikes will be available on the day.

Parents can watch from outside the MUGA court.