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Pooches in Pyjamas for Sept. 14 Pyjama Day

These pooches are in their nightshirts and nightgowns,  ready for Anstruther’s Pyjama Party Around Anstruther  on Friday, September 14.  TEAManster, the town’s merchant association, is inviting people to don their pyjamas and come along to shop in local businesses and enjoy special events taking place that day/evening.

Merchants will also be in their jammies as they serve customers, and participating, identified shopkeepers will offer Merchants discounts with money being donated towards the costs of the town’s Christmas events.

Participating Anstruther merchants — with more being confirmed — include Body Kindness, Cha-NAIL, Community Kist, Dos Mundos, Eastern Touch Indian Restaurant, East Neuk’s Paw Patrol, Pet’s Pantry, Cha-NAIL, Play.Art.Create, Sweetie Shop and Royale Hotel.

TEAManster shopkeepers are planning a bigger, better Christmas weekend on Dec. 7 & 8.  Festivities will include the annual tree lighting, late-night shopping, a children’s Christmas party, Santa visiting throughout the town, and SURPRISE special guests that kids and adults alike will enjoy getting close to.

Jump into your jammies, as these dogs did, and come shop, eat, and have fun. More details to follow on the Anstruther.Info and TEAManster Facebook pages.


15 Minute Lunchtime Medical Alert Class Can Save Lives

In the same time it takes to eat a sandwich or have a tea, company workers are being encouraged to try their hands — literally!! — doing CPR and using a defibrillator in an effort to save lives. Both skills that are easy to learn and a survival-rate game-changer in cardiac arrest emergencies.

East Neuk First Responders have begun visiting companies in the area to demonstrate how CPR is done, and how a defibillator is used, and what their 15-minute  medical alert app, GoodSAM,  is.

Gillian Duncan, coordinator, explained that such life-saving knowledge, along with the GoodSAM app, helps increase the chance for cardiac arrest victims to survive an attack.

The GoodSAM app can be downloaded and used to alert nearby qualified volunteers to medical emergencies who then help provide lifesaving treatment until first responders or an ambulance arrives.  According to Gillian, there are GoodSAM responders available in the East Neuk round-the-clock who can arrive in less than three minutes in the majority of incidents and increases the survival potential.

The Boathouse in Anstruther was the first location of such lunchtime learning, and proprietor Linda Thomson  said her staff were very happy to take part and build confidence in emergency medical actions.

To have your company or group participate in this Lunchtime Lifesaver program, send email to, or visit the group’s Facebook page.





The Spindrift Guest House is awarded WorldHost Recognition

The Spindrift Guest House has become the latest organisation in Scotland to gain national recognition for its commitment to customer service, after being awarded WorldHost Recognised Business Status.We are passionate about service standards and are incredibly proud to have achieved this award.When our guests see the WorldHost logo displayed in our business,they know that we have made a commitment to delivering an exceptional experience for them.Not only does this generate a positive buzz about  the service we offer, but it helps to promote Anstruther and The East Neuk as a friendly and welcoming tourist destination.The staff are mainly made up of university and college students or pupils at Waid Academy. and have a broad range of duties, and our hope is that their training and experience at The Spindrift will interest them in careers in hospitality with their training as the first qualification towards that.

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Award winning East Neuk Candle Maker Launches New Candle

Anstruther based Artist & Candle Maker Jo Macfarlane is launching her very first in a series of Travel Inspired Candles.

After 16 years of global travel Jo couldn’t help but recognise the scents associated with her favourite places. Starting right here with her home in the East Neuk of Fife the brand new contemporary candle is set in a beautiful cool white glass with a fragrance of flirtacious florals & heady hues.

Jo Macfarlane said “I’ve had this scent in my head for a while so I was delighted when I was able to translate it into a candle and launch the first of a range of six ‘destination inspired’ candles. Set to bring you the flicker of a memory of those far flung places.

Jo’s candles are made using 100% Eco Soy wax from sustainable sources.

Luxury East Neuk Retailer Appleton’s of Elie are the first to welcome the New Destinations Inspired Candle alongside her current Signature Range.

Neil Grieve from Appleton’s of Elie said “We are proud to be Jo’s Local stockist and know that our customers are going to love this latest scent. The candles smell delicious and the packaging means they are a fantastic gift.

When: Discover the new candle for yourself at the launch on Saturday 25th June 12pm.

Where: Appleton’s of Elie 46 High Street Elie Fife 01333330528 or 07973300593 or 07976881759

Appleton’s of Elie is a gifts and homeware shop run by husband and wife team Neil and Julie Grieve. They have recently taken over from Neil’s mum Anne Grieve, who opened the shop 11 years ago.

Jo set up her interior business 6 years ago to fill the niche in the market of hand painted Antiques, fine art and Eco luxury candles.


The Murray Library Hostel Is Open!

The Murray Library Hostel in Anstruther is now open for business. Brand new hostel halfway along the brilliantly varied coastal path, the Murray Library Hostel at Anstruther offers comfy private rooms and cosy dorms. You can enjoy, among other amenities, a fully equipped kitchen, free WiFi and a spacious common room to rest your legs after a day long hike. The Murray Library Hostel is located in the centre of Anstruther with magnificent views of the Firth of Forth over to East Lothian. You will be guaranteed a warm and friendly welcome by Yann and his team. Check out the website for more information and booking details.

You can tell all your family and friends about this excellent new facility in the East Neuk which is only a short drive from St.Andrews. Within a few minutes walk of the best fish and chip shops and restaurants and pubs in the country and the ever popular leisure boat marina, the Scottish Fisheries Museum and the RNLI facility.

The Murray Library Hostel is part of the SIH network .

The Murray Library Hostel is part of the “Best Price Guarantee” scheme, We guarantee you always get the lowest price when you reserve a room through our website.



Murray Studio – Units to Rent

The Murray Studios are located within the refurbished building adjacentto the Murray Library in Anstruther, which was formerly
the snooker hall for the young men of the town.

This development comprises seven individual business units, with individually controlled heating, ample lighting, Wi-Fi facilities, a shared coffee/tea station and social area. Additionally, a separate meeting area is available for 
those working in Murray Studios and to those from the local community wishing to rent it on an occasional basis.

Specifically aimed at providing space for those working in the Creative Industry sector, Murray Studios are ideal
for small and start-up businesses and for a creative 
industries professional or group wishing to work 
away from the home environment. They are specifically suited 
to those working in the Creative Industry sector.

Currently Available Studios & Rental Terms: 1 larger studio (approx 12 sq m) and 1 smaller studio (approx 9 sq m). The all-inclusive monthly rental includes building insurance, lighting, heating and Wi-Fi.  Terms are flexible (minimum 6 months) 
and rents are very competitive: smaller units are £170 per month and larger units are £202 per calendar month (including VAT).

Letting is through the Murray Library Trustees.  To register your initial interest and to arrange a viewing, please contact   

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New season of Pilates classes at Dreel Halls

Katrina Smith (Physiotherapist) runs Pilates classes on Tuesday evenings at Dreel Halls.

  • Beginners (6.15-7.15pm)
  • Intermediate (7.30-8.30pm)

The Intermediate class is ideal for those wishing to progress from beginner level. All classes usually run in blocks of 5 weeks, at £30 per block. All equipment and mats are provided at each class.

Please contact for more information.


The Spindrift Celebrates 15 Years of Hospitality

The Spindrift Guest House, is celebrating their 15th anniversary as an award-winning guest house in Anstruther by offering special three-course dinner menus using locally-produced ingredients during November and December.  Booking is essential as these special dinners sell out fast (tel. 01333-310573, or email

The special dinners are being offered on November 11th, 13th and 14, and December 5th, 9th, 11th, 12th, 18th and 19th.  Priced at £25 per person, diners can choose from four starters, four mains, three sweets or oatcakes and cheese; freshly ground coffee and chocolates will give an elegant finish to the menu.

Using only the best locally produced foods and produce, diners will enjoy beef, lamb and pork sourced from farms in Fife, Tayside and Angus by J.B.Penman, the well-regarded butcher in Crail.  Fish and seafood comes from J.C. Morris & Sons,  Ru an Fhodar Smokehouse in St. Monans and The Fisherman’s Larder, Pittenweem.  Local potatoes come from Abercrombie Farm, while Ivan Wood & Sons, Ltd. in Ballingry supply quality fruit and vegetables.  G.H. Barnett’s Baker, the award-winning baker in Cellardyke will provide artisanal breads, the St. Andrews Farmhouse Cheese Co. will offer up their made-on-the-spot  Anster cheeses, handmade oatcakes baked by from Adamson’s in Pittenweem, and handmade chocolates (under the watchful eye of owner Sophie Latinis)  from The Pittenweem Chocolate Company in Pittenweem will be enjoyed. A small, carefully created wine list and a licensed honesty bar can be enjoyed before, during, or after your meal.

Ken and Christine Lawson have made The Spindrift  a  Visit Scotland 4 Star Gold Guest House by virtue of  their attention to detail, personalised care of guests, and accommodations that rival any larger upscale hotel.  Winners of numerous hotel and tourism awards over the years, the couple are popular and well-known in the area due to their deep involvement with area community and tourism development activities.