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Anstruther Town Hall

Now the public library has relocated to the New school the area in the Town Hall it occupied will revert back to its old name LOWER TOWN HALL. It will be available for hire for community use through the EAST NEUK CENTRE TRUST.  

For the first three weeks, the Anstruther Community Kist will be using the hall to sell books and CD’s to raise money for local causes.


Get your free Anster info bag & raffle tickets at Festival

FREE East Neuk information bags will be handed out to visitors over weekend at the Anstruther Harbour Festival…booklets, brochures, flyers, information about places to eat, things to see/do, things to buy, where to go, local services, more…make sure you get one!! ALSO — raffle tickets are now on sale, take a chance of winning meals, event entry vouchers, jewellery, even an overnight with breakfast for two people at the fabulous Spindrift Guest House!!


Anster Harbour Festival THIS Weekend! Come & have fun!

Anstruther’s Harbour Festival is all set to go, with two marquees out on the harbour front, entertainment and activities all set throughout the weekend, and an “order” for a weekend of sunshine hopefully being fulfilled.

TONIGHT,  the  City of St. Andrews Pipe Band marches from the Waid Academy to the harbour front, where they’ll do a brief performance before marching back to the Waid. The Dunedin Scottish Dancers then “step in” and “kick off”  the evening with their fancy footwork in the middle pier marquee, followed by a ceilidh with music by Nackytoosh.  A  bar on the spot will recharge dancers who work up a thirst before returning to the dance floor.

SATURDAY and SUNDAY are both full days of music, food, arts & crafts, Classic boats, model boats, kayaking in the harbour, the Scottish Fisheries Museum Open Day, a kids junior disco, Jamie the Jester, facepainting, nightly dances, and more.  There  will be plenty of activities and entertainment to attract all ages and interests.  For a detailed day-by-day schedule and event list, visit, and keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.


Crafts, Artists & Artisans Wanted!!

Crafts people wanted!! Table space at Anstruther Harbour Festival, Sunday May 28, available (limited basis)….jewellery, textiles, soft goods, food products, artwork, photographs, clothing & accessories, decorative items, kids things, hand-knit and hand-sewn items are all welcomed! For info, call Gail Sorley, AHF Secretary at 01333-310063 or email for booking forms and more information.


Special Gluten-Free Fish Days at Anstruther Fish Bar

The Anstruther Fish Bar is offering gluten-free fish on three dates in May:  Wednesday May 10, Sunday May 21 and Wednesday May 31,. from 11:30 am to 8pm on each of these dates

The popular restaurant had received many requests from customers to provide a light and crisp gluten-free batter for their haddock, and were finally able to source and further develop what they believe to be the best gluten and wheat-free batter available.

Gluten-free fish meals are periodically offered by the AFB and are a welcomed addition to their usual standard menu of batter or breaded fish, curries, scampi, sausages and hot other dishes.

For hours of operation, and other AFB information, please visit


May 3 & 24 Anster Harbour Festival Meetings

Wednesday May 3 and May 24  at 7:30pm  will see the last two planning meetings of the Anstruther Harbour Festival taking place before the big event itself. The Meeting Room in the lower level of the Anstruther Town Hall will see volunteers learning more about the Festival, which takes place May 26-28, and choosing which “job” they’d like to help out with.

Assisting visitors with information is the primary job, of course, as information about events taking place, schedules of music and dance performances, places to eat and shop,  parking location and other information is provided to visitors by volunteers  being the friendly face of Anstruther.

The event draws thousands of family-friendly, all-ages visitors to the weekend event.  This year, new musical acts will be on board in the marquee on the middle pier, while another marquee showcases crafts, and artisanal food products.  A popular combination of music, dance, kids activities, rowing demonstrations, Classic Boats in the marina, evening dances, and the  Scottish Fisheries Museum naming the Fisher Lad and Lass  ensure there is plenty to see, do and enjoy by everyone.

These May 3 and May 24 meetings are open to everyone, and volunteers are most welcomed to come along.


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