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Get in the business bag for £15!

Anstruther’s Harbour Festival begins on Friday May 26, running through Sunday May 28, with thousands of visitors traditionally attending the Festival.
The East Neuk/Fife business information bag will promote regional sightseeing & activity venues, eating/drinking locales, accommodation providers, crafts people, farm shops, and other business/service providers such as home decorating/repair and gardening maintenance/repair professionals.
For £15, you can put your information — a business card, flyer, brochure or booklet — directly into the hands of at least 500 people — more efficient and less expensive than running an advertisement in a newspaper or doing a direct-mail campaign. Inserts don’t have to be fancy, and can be something you’re already using and have on hand.
This is a win-win-win situation: your business is promoted at a very affordable cost, Festival visitors learn about your business/service, and the Anstruther Harbour Festival develops funds it needs to cover its’ expenses.
The process is simple:
1. Send an email to to reserve space in the information bag;
2. Deliver/send 500  pieces of the item you want inserted to:  AHF Info Bag, c/o Pets Pantry, 56 High Street, Anstruther, Fife; KY10 3DH
3. Material needs to be received at Pets Pantry by May 18 to give us time to assemble the bags (we will stretch this delivery date as much as possible if you need the time!);
4. Include payment of £15 via cheque, cash, or money order; you will receive acknowledgement of your payment and insert being received.
We do the rest — the insertion of the sales piece and the distribution of the bag at the Festival.
 Please consider joining us in this effort, and many thanks for considering this request.

Publicise Business/Service in Festival Business Bags for £15

The Anstruther Harbour Festival is Friday/Saturday/Sunday, May 26-28 this year.  A major event in the East Neuk, it brings visitors and families to the Anstruther/East Neuk area for a weekend of music, dance, kids’ activities, arts/crafts, Rowing Club competitions, the Scottish Fisheries Museum Open Day, the Muster, and more. Self-catering and holiday rental visitors visit to learn more about the East Neuk and enjoy the leisure it offers.
Last year, the East Neuk/Fife business information bag had 58 inserts and was appreciated by visitors to the Festival. Sightseeing venues, activity centres, restaurants/pubs/cafes, accommodation providers, crafts people, farm shops, and food/drink producers could highlight themselves by inserting a sales/marketing piece into 500 bags. Festival visitors then took away a ready-made bag with information about places and things they could plan to visit and enjoy.
For £15, your business card, flyer, brochure or booklet will be inserted into 500 bags which will be handed out at an information table at this year’s Festival.  Please note that ONE insert into 500 bags is £15; if you’d like to insert multiple sales pieces, each additional sales piece is an additional £15.  If you’re unable to have a table in the crafts marquee at the Festival, this is a way to have a presence at the Festival and put your information into the hands of AHF visitors.
 Just deliver/send 500  pieces of the business card or brochure or flyer or booklet you want inserted to:  AHF Info Bag, c/o Pets Pantry, 56 High Street, Anstruther, Fife; KY10 3DH.
items to be inserted need to be received at Pets Pantry by May 16 to give us time to assemble the bags.
Include  £15 payment  via cheque, cash, or money order; you will receive acknowledgment of your payment and insert being received.
Money raised from this information bag will be used towards expenses incurred in putting on the Festival.   For more info, email

Medieval Life Comes to Anstruther!

A Medieval Muster takes the Scottish Fisheries Museum  back to its medieval roots! Talk with wandering pilgrims on their way to St Andrews and meet with noble warriors in their arms and armour. See medieval craftsmen at work, taste delicious period recipes, make your own pilgrim badge and try your hand at calligraphy and catapult making!  This drop-in event for all ages takes place Saturday, May 14, 11am-4pm; adults are £5, children are free.  Harbourhead, Anstruther Harbour; tel. 01333-310628.



£10 to Insert Your Business Info into AHF Information Bag

Businesses in the East Neuk as well as Fife overall are invited to insert a brochure, flyer, booklet or business card into an information bag being assembled for the Anstruther Harbour Festival.

Cost is £10 per piece inserted, and 500 bags are planned to be assembled. Businesses such as restaurants, pubs, accommodations, sightseeing locations, activity and sports venues, museums, churches, kids’ activity outlets, retailers, garden centres, and others will highlight the wealth of things to do, places to go, and ways to be entertained by being part of this information bag.

Money raised from the information bags will be used towards the costs of the Anstruther Harbour Festival, which takes place this year Sat,/Sun., June 4 & 5.    Music, entertainment, the Muster, Rowing Club competitions, a food/drink/arts/crafts marquee, and kids’ activities take place over the weekend, along with the Scottish Fisheries Museum having their Open Day, and a Sunday morning harbourside church service.

Businesses interested in being part of the information bag,  please email for more details.


Live Music Nights, Free Pool for Players at The Bank — Chalk It Up to Fun!

Music lovers and pool players can enjoy two kinds of fun at The Bank restaurant.  Pool players can cue up for friendly FREE  games with friends between now and Sunday, April 10 at The Bank Restaurant and Bar on the High Street in Anstruther.

Alternatively, music lovers have three live performance dates coming along: Saturday, April 2 has Stevie Day playing, the next Saturday, April 9, sees Jay Dee performing, and the Saturday following, April 16,  brings Degsy along to perform. Music starts at 9pm and continues till late.

With nicer weather finally (!!) showing itself in Anstruther with sunnier days and less blustery breezes, The Bank will soon start to open its’ outdoor beer garden area.  An indoor dining option is the glass-enclosed dining area which gives a great view of the Dreel Burn and the waters of the Forth churning away as lunch or dinner are enjoyed from their ever-evolving menu of fresh, local specialties.

The Bank can be reached at 01333-310189 to make reservations for lunch or dinner, or check if the outdoor garden area is open.


Clay Art Classes for Kids, Adults — Make Your Own Clay Creations!

The Scottish Fisheries Museum is inviting kids and adults to come along and play in clay to create their own artwork.  Clay can be moulded and worked, reworked, and reworked until whatever you’re creating is to your satisfaction.  Katie Scarlett Howard will be leading two Figurative Masterclasses on Thursday, April 7; late morning 11am-1pm is for kids 8-15, and an afternoon class 2-5pm is for adults. Each class is £10 per person/child, and pre-booking is required.

Clay-play for kids again takes place on Saturday, April 9, cost is £3 per child, and pre-booking is needed. Wee kids ages 3-6 can dig into clay from 1-2pm,  while older children ages 7-12 have a workshop 2:30-4pm.  Kids can use their imagination, or be inspired by objects and artworks within the museum to make their own take-home creations.

Book your reservations for any of these clay sessions by calling 01333-310628. Visit the SFM website at to learn about special exhibitions currently on display, and other activities/events.



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.



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.


Cake Decorating Masterclass – Yum! Yum!!

Jane Saunders, owner of Jane Bakes Great….  is a cake-making professional with an artistic flair for cakes that are not only tasty, but visually exciting, unusual and memorable.  Whether it’s a “simple” sponge, or a multi-layered cake decorated in the shape of a cartoon character,  she knows what she’s doing and can easily give Mary Berry a run for her cake flour.

Jane is sharing her cake-making tricks and tips, and is leading a cake decorating class on Saturday, Dec. 12 at the Scottish Fisheries Museum. Two sessions 1:30-2:30, and 3-4pm, are being offered, and pre-booking is required.  All ages are welcome, and the cost of £2.50 per person covers the costs of ingredients.  Please contact to make your booking or to get more information.