Category Archives: Opportunities

Traders association for Anstruther

Sometimes it’s the things right in front of our noses which escape us.  amazing shops in the High Street and Rodger Street in Anstruther. we all know they were there, but how often do we use them.

A traditional pet shop which breeds rare rabbits and guinea pigs people travel the length and breadth of Scotland to purchase; the kind of hardware shop I remember from my childhood where the proprietor can miraculously lay his hands on whatever you need.  genuinely independent book shop; a sweetie and ice-cream shop; a pharmacy; a bespoke barber’s shop; a charity shop concealing the treasures of a jumble sale. But also bang up-to-date businesses such as a family-friendly ceramic café and shops selling organic cotton and herbal supplements.

All these shops and more, old and new, are independent and unique.


So yesterday a community project was born: to shine a light on these extraordinary streets.

To this end, a public meeting has been called at the Anstruther Ceramic Café on Thursday 10th August at 5.30 pm. The aim of this meeting is to form a new organisation to promote  traders in Anstruther and to give a voice to the business community in our wonderful Town




The East Neuk Centre Complex in Anstruther has a vacancy for a caretaker/cleaner.

This is a full time post

You will be responsible for the caretaking and cleaning of the complex ensuring they are maintained to a clean, safe and hygienic standard.

Your duties will include security, Health and Safety of users and cleaning using industrial machines.  You will also be a key holder for the premises.

For an application pack contact ,pop into the East Neuk Centre or download from our website

Closing date 12 noon Monday 20th March 2017


New Councillors required

The Community council are looking out for new members to join the group. The Community council is very active in the Cycle paths, Floral displays, Web Site, The Harbour, and many other positive initiatives in Kilrenny, Cellardyke and Anstruther. We need more members with good ideas and a ” can do ” attitude to come along and become involved in making our community a better place to live and Work.
We meet on the second Monday of the month in the Burgh Chambers Anstruther Town Hall at 7.30. All our meetings are held in public so why not come along and see if you can contribute to improving our community.


ENCAP  Community Agents Wanted


ENCAP are offering a 3 day training programme in community development and action plan development. After completing this training ENCAP will invite applications for some of those on the course to become Community Agents, who will assist communities with the preparation of  Community Action Plans for the East Neuk Villages. The agents will work closely with the local Steering Group and project officer.


The training will take place over 3 days it is anticipated end of January, early February. It will consist of a half day on a Friday and a full day 10-4pm on a Saturday over two consecutive weeks.


The venue is still to be confirmed, but it is anticipated it will be centrally located within the East Neuk.

Short term and Part time

The work will be carried out over a 6 month period. The time commitment is approximate expected to be in the region of 15-20  days over that period and anticipated to work with the remaining 10 communities in the future. The Community Agent will be paid £14 per hour. (max £100 per day) Hours will be flexible and the Support Volunteer must be available evenings and occasionally at weekends. This is based on the agents working on a self employed basis and all rates are inclusive of all other costs such as travel.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for people from within the East Neuk with an interest in community development and experience of working in community and voluntary organisations. Candidates should be enthusiastic, good listeners, have good computer skills, access to email, access to a car, good time management skills, be able to work with other people and on their own initiative and able to produce summaries and reports of the work.

Spaces on the course are limited.

Please apply in writing outlining your experience and reasons for applying.

If you require assistance with transport or childcare please get in touch.

The closing date for applications is January 8th 2016

For all enquiries contact

Mia Gonzalez-Noda

ENCAP Project officer

Elie Estate office

Elie, Fife, KY9 1ER





Looking for a Tearoom Manager – exciting opportunity

After a very successful eight years in charge Sheila Taylor has decided to retire from running the busy shop and tearoom at the Scottish Fisheries Museum. There is an opportunity, therefore, for someone to take on and develop the Tearoom offering with a new preparation workroom for expending the menu. The Museum is looking to make some changes without losing the character and value for money which it offers. If you think you could offer the enthusiasm and food skills to run the Tearoom please send a message to or arrange an informal meeting with the Director, Simon Hayhow.


Scottish Fisheries Museum gets Coastal Communities Funding

The Scottish Fisheries Museum has been successful with a grant application for £166,857 from the Coastal Communities Fund (administered by The Big Lottery) towards a £194,000 project for boat-building and conservation work. The project will enable the Museum to carry out work on its own collection of nineteen boats, including Reaper and White Wing, community projects like the James & Mary Walker and Fruitful and look to develop the project sustainably in the future. The project will be important in helping to keep traditional skills alive as well as maintaining the strong tradition of boat-building in Anstruther. Past companies included the East Fife Boat Building Co, Alex Aitken, Smith and Hutton, Walter Reekie and J.N. Miller and Sons. The first priority is to appoint a Boat-building Coordinator and then to recruit two apprentices. If you are interested in these posts please request further details from:

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