wonderful East Neuk fishing
village in the Kingdom of Fife, just 9 miles South of St
Andrews, is where I was raised in Scotland.
( At 24 Rodger Street, Cellardyke ) I have a deep and abiding
love of this area, and all of Fife.
or Enster, as it is known by locals, gained its Royal Charter
in 1587 and comprises Anstruther Easter and Anstruther Wester,
Cellardyke and Kilrenny. In its heyday, Anstruther was one of
the busiest ports in the East Neuk of fife and is steeped in
history. Even with the general decline of the Fishing industry
Anstruther is still a great attraction because of the Fife
Coastal Path and the Scottish
Fisheries Museum. The museum is housed in old domestic buildings
and also in the 16th century site used by the monks from Balmerino
Winter photographs of Anstruther, East Neuk of Fife.
is best to explore all of Anstruther on foot and a walk through
the old streets will recapture the names and history of days
from a bygone age. The Dreel River forms the boundary between
Anstruther Easter and Wester and in olden days was guarded by
the Dreel Castle. The Parish Church of Easter was built in 1634
and dedicated to St. Adrian.
stayed in nearby Cunzie House while his father was working on
the new outer wall of the harbor in 1868. The seafaring Anstruther
must have made great impression on the young author.
was the birthplace of Thomas
Chalmers. The wee cottage where he was born in 1780 stands
off the High Street. He was instrumental in forming the Free
Church of Scotland. Other famous people from Anstruther include;
Lt. Andrew Waid who bequeathed his fortune in 1804 to establish
Waid Academy for the benefit of local education. William
Tennant ( 1784-1848), who was born in the High Street and
became Professor of Oriental Languages at St Andrews University.
James Goodsir who was born at the Hermitage and became the Conservator
of the Museum of College of Surgeons.
which was previously named Nether Kilrenny and Skinfasthaven
has a beautiful and charming harbor and narrow winding streets.
It became a burgh for Pittenweem Priory and was made a royal
burgh in 1581, formed from the amalgamation of two older settlements
separated by the Dreel Burn, Anstruther Easter and Anstruther
North of Anstruther is Scotland’s best kept secret for
over 40 years, Until Now. Hidden beneath a Scottish Farmhouse,
a tunnel leads to Scotland’s
Secret Bunker. 24,000 square feet of secret accommodation
on two levels, 100 feet underground.
and Anstruther Burgh Collection is committed to preserving
and maintaining the historical records of the town. We hold
a number of exhibitions throughout the year and produce a series
of publications on topics relating to Anstruther and its history.
Lifeboat Station founded in 1865. The Anstruther
Golf Club, a challenging links course is only 9 miles from
St Andrews, the Home of Golf. The May Princess sails from Anstruther
harbour to the Isle
of May from May to October. Waid Academy Rugby Club is based
in the village of Anstruther, Fife. Situated 3 miles north of
Pittenweem in the East Neuk of Fife, Kellie
Castle largely dates from the 16th and early 17th centuries.
Fife has one of the UK's most comprehensive cycle
Villages of Fife Fife has seen many major events in Scottish history, and this work covers the places, parishes and people; their leaders, labour and leisure and the part all strata of village society played in the vibrant county with the pretentions of a kingdom. From Kingbarns to Saline and from Wormit to Dysart, this work reveals the myriads of villages and how they developed, showing how they are as alive today as they ever were, still contributing to the ongoing story of Fife.
Tour Scotland Anstruther October.
Winter Tour of Anstruther Fife Scotland.
you would like to Tour Anstruther on a highly personalized small
group tour of my native Scotland please e-mail me: Sandy
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