Anstruther and Cellardyke in Bloom
Fundraising Coffee Morning
Saturday 28th January in Cellardyke Church Hall
All proceeds to Anstruther and Cellardyke Environmental improvements
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.
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 HarbourFest2016@aol.com for more details.
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.
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 www.scotfishmuseum.org to learn about special exhibitions currently on display, and other activities/events.
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 .
Katrina Smith (Physiotherapist) runs Pilates classes on Tuesday evenings at Dreel Halls.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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 email@example.com to make your booking or to get more information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org).
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.