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Visit the Reaper

Visit the Reaper

30 July 2022 11:00 - 31 August 2022 15:00

Climb aboard our historic Fifie moored opposite the museum in Anstruther Harbour.

Our volunteer crew will guide you above and below decks to see the boat and onboard exhibition.

Open Wednesday - Sunday

11 am - 3 pm

Entry by donation

Book and buy your tickets at the Scottish Fisheries Museum.

Future Events

SFM on the Road: Bowhouse August Market Weekend

SFM on the Road: Bowhouse August Market Weekend

13 August 2022 10:00 - 14 August 2022 16:00

Market Theme: Heritage

10am – 4pm, free entry

We’re delighted to have been invited to deliver activities at the hugely popular Bowhouse market weekend this August!

Inspired by our Positive Currents exhibition, we’ll be providing some hands on fun to explore the local shellfish. Do you know your clam from your cockle? And why should we love the “food of love”? Catch us at the market to find out!

Boats Club at Johnshaven Fish Festival

Boats Club at Johnshaven Fish Festival

13 August 2022 10:00 - 13 August 2022 16:00

The Boats Club will be attending the Johnshaven Fish Festival, on the 13th of August!

Catch the White Wing sailing out of Anstruther harbour on Friday, the 12th and over the weekend in Johnshaven. This is a fabulous opportunity to see this beautiful historic vessel up close and have a nice chat with our friendly volunteers!

More information about the Johnshaven Fish Festival can be found here.

Whale and Dolphin Survey Training for Ages 16-25 with WDC Shorewatch

Whale and Dolphin Survey Training for Ages 16-25 with WDC Shorewatch

15 August 2022 11:00 - 15 August 2022 15:30

WDC Shorewatch is a network of volunteers, carrying out regular surveys of whales and dolphins along the Scottish coastline. Join us for this special hands on training day specially for young people (16-25 year olds)!

This training day is split into two sessions (please note that the tickets are only for the first session!):

11AM - 12:30PM - Coastline Community Church, Session St, Pittenweem, KY10 2QL

Learn how how to identify different species of whales and dolphins and how you can contribute towards the conservation of these incredible creatures in this informal introductory session.

Free, but booking is essential! Book this session on Art Tickets.

1:30PM - 3:30PM - West Braes, Pittenweem, KY10 2PT

Apply your newfound knowledge and try surveying out on the shore at West Braes! All equipment will be provided.

You can alternatively attend this second session on a drop-in basis - just come find us at the site!

Free refreshments will be available, courtesy of the West Braes Project.

We would be happy to subsidise the cost of travel to and from Pittenweem for anyone who might not otherwise be able to attend - please get in touch with us!

For any questions or more information, you can email kathy@scotfishmuseum.org or contact us on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook @scotfishmuseum.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Past Events

Museum Closed for Christmas and New Year

Museum Closed for Christmas and New Year

21 December 2020 10:00 - 03 February 2021 16:30

The Museum is closed from the 21st of December for Christmas and New Year.

Best wishes for the festive season from all at the Scottish Fisheries Museum!

Museum closed for New Year

Museum closed for New Year

31 December 2019 10:00 - 02 January 2020 16:30

The Museum is closed from the 31st of December for the New Year holiday. Please come back and see us again when we re-open on the 3rd of January 2020.

Best wishes for the festive season from all at the Scottish Fisheries Museum!

Music at the Museum : The Trooters

Music at the Museum : The Trooters

21 July 2019 13:30 - 21 July 2019 16:45

As part of Anstruther Harbour Festival, the Scottish Fisheries Museum presents an afternoon of traditional music and dance.

On Sunday 21st July, our Zulu Gallery will resound to the famous fiddle of Pete Clark as he and his fellow Trooters Gregor Lowrey and Jim Leighton accompany the energising and colourful spectacle of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society Edinburgh Branch and put them through their paces.

In between performances, we present Ceòl na Mara (music of the sea), featuring Anne Bennett and Ross Penman of the Dundee Gaelic Choir who will perform a selection of Gaelic songs on nautical themes.

Sunday 21st July

The Trooters:

1.30 – 2.30 pm & 3.45 – 4.45 pm

Ceòl na Mara:

2.30 – 3.30 pm

Entry Free but booking advised: contact the Museum or book via Eventbrite

Anstruther Harbour Festival : Gaelic Taster Sessions

Anstruther Harbour Festival : Gaelic Taster Sessions

21 July 2019 11:00 - 21 July 2019 13:30

Anstruther Harbour Festival invite you to learn or practice your Gaelic at three free language sessions at the Scottish Fisheries Museum on Sunday 21st July.

Led by Fife Gaelic Development Group, the classes are suitable for Gaelic speakers of any level but particularly aimed at beginners who would like to give Gaelic a go.

Programme:

11 – 11.30 am

12 – 12.30 pm

1 – 1.30 pm

All sessions are free but places are limited so please visit Eventbrite or contact the museum to reserve your place.

50th Anniversary Opening Celebrations

50th Anniversary Opening Celebrations

04 July 2019 14:00 - 04 July 2019 18:00

Join us as a flotilla of up to 50 boats sail down the Forth to arrive in Anstruther to escort and welcome back the museum’s flagship, the Reaper, after major restoration in Rosyth and to commence the Opening Ceremony to our 50th Anniversary.

Have-a-go water sports with East Neuk Outdoors

Entertainment from Kingdon FM, Isla St Clair and Fusion Dance School

Stuarts Amusements fairground on the pier

Anstruther Harbour

4th July 2019

from 2pm

Boatyard Battleships, Ages 4-8

Boatyard Battleships, Ages 4-8

09 July 2019 14:00 - 09 July 2019 14:45

Join us over the Summer holidays as we think about Boats, Fish and Folk over the last 50 years!

Boatyard Battleships

Use the best boatbuilding techniques of the last 50 years to build a seaworthy vessel! Name your boat, and enter it into a competition to find out who comes out on top!

Tuesday 9th July

2 – 2:45pm – Ages 4-8

3 – 4pm – Ages 9-12

Book through Eventbrite

£2

Boatyard Battleships, Ages 9-12

Boatyard Battleships, Ages 9-12

09 July 2019 15:00 - 09 July 2019 16:00

Join us over the Summer holidays as we think about Boats, Fish and Folk over the last 50 years!

Boatyard Battleships

Use the best boatbuilding techniques of the last 50 years to build a seaworthy vessel! Name your boat, and enter it into a competition to find out who comes out on top!

Tuesday 9th July

2 – 2:45pm – Ages 4-8

3 – 4pm – Ages 9-12

Book through Eventbrite

£2

Anniversary Aquarium, Ages 4-8

Anniversary Aquarium, Ages 4-8

16 July 2019 14:00 - 16 July 2019 14:45

Join us over the Summer holidays as we think about Boats, Fish and Folk over the last 50 years!

Anniversary Aquarium

One of our visitors’ favourite museum attractions in days gone by was our very own aquarium! We want to recreate it for our 50th Anniversary. You’ll have the chance to design and make your very own sea creature to live in our model aquarium.

Tuesday 16th July

2 – 2:45pm – Ages 4-8

3 – 4pm – Ages 9-12

Book through Eventbrite

£2

Anniversary Aquarium, Ages 9-12

Anniversary Aquarium, Ages 9-12

16 July 2019 15:00 - 16 July 2019 16:00

Join us over the Summer holidays as we think about Boats, Fish and Folk over the last 50 years!

Anniversary Aquarium

One of our visitors’ favourite museum attractions in days gone by was our very own aquarium! We want to recreate it for our 50th Anniversary. You’ll have the chance to design and make your very own sea creature to live in our model aquarium.

Tuesday 16th July

2 – 2:45pm – Ages 4-8

3 – 4pm – Ages 9-12

Book through Eventbrite

£2

Gala Days Gone By

Gala Days Gone By

06 August 2019 13:00 - 06 August 2019 16:00

Join us over the Summer holidays as we think about Boats, Fish and Folk over the last 50 years!

Gala Days Gone By

On Gala Days in the East Neuk, bunting decked the streets, flags were flown and sashes were worn! Help us mark our 50th Anniversary by adding your very own design to our bunting garland and make your own Gala Day gear.

Tuesday 6th August

1-4pm

Free, drop-in activity for families

Anster Cinema : Drifters

Anster Cinema : Drifters

14 July 2019 18:45 - 14 July 2019 20:15

In association with the Scottish Fisheries Museum and in celebration of the Museum’s 50th anniversary, Anster Cinema presents silent film Drifters with live piano score by Steven Gellatly.

Steven Gellatly is a pianist and composer for the silent screen, based in Dundee. He has written and will perform his live piano score to John Grierson’s monumental silent film, Drifters.

Premiering alongside Battleship Potemkin in 1929, Drifters follows North Sea herring fishermen through their dramatic daily routines as well as the industry’s struggles between tradition, modernity, technology, the environment and nature.

Sunday, 14 July 2019, 6.45 – 8.15pm

Cellardyke Town Hall, KY10 3BQ

Director: John Grierson

Duration: 40 minutes

Certificate: PG

Tickets: £5 / £2 under 18s – available on the door or here https://anster-cinema-drifters.eventbrite.com

Hot drinks and home baking will be available

Skiffie Worlds 2019 - Stranraer

Skiffie Worlds 2019 - Stranraer

08 July 2019 09:00 - 13 July 2019 23:30

It’s the third St Ayles Skiff World Championships!

To celebrate 10 years of the St Ayles Skiff, Stranraer is playing host to 700 rowers from 57 different clubs around the world in the sheltered waters of Loch Ryan this week.

Join crews from all over the world, including the United States, Australia, Canada and New Zealand, alongside the Scottish Fisheries Museum’s own St Ayles Rowing Club who will be competing to bring home the World Championship trophy.

You can find full information on the racing schedule and onshore activities at the SkiffieWorlds 2019 website.

Or find out more about the St Ayles Skiff project and be inspired to compete next time!

St Ayles Rowing Club Community Challenge

St Ayles Rowing Club Community Challenge

04 August 2019 13:00 - 04 August 2019 17:00

Are you up for the challenge?

Teams of four (max. 2 men in a team), over the age of 18, who have never rowed before will race against each other to win the Community Challenge trophy.

Racing will take place in Anstruther harbour on the afternoon of 4th August. Timings To be confirmed.

See the St Ayles Rowing Club if you are interested in entering a team, or in coming along to cheer on the competitors.

Cellardyke Sea Queen

Cellardyke Sea Queen

03 August 2019 11:00 - 03 August 2019 17:00

This year, in honour of the Scottish Fisheries Museum’s 50th anniversary, the theme of the Sea Queen Event is “Golden Years”.

The event itself takes place on Saturday 3rd August. Join the procession form Anstruther Harbour at 3pm, ready for the coronation of this year’s Queen, Ellie Deas at Cellardyke Harbour at 4pm.

The Museum is proud to be part of this great community event.

Find out more about the programme at the Cellardyke Sea Queen Facebook page.

SFM @ Auchindrain Township

SFM @ Auchindrain Township

22 July 2019 10:00 - 23 July 2019 17:00

Join us at the next stop on the Scottish Fisheries Museum Go Industrial Tour.

From July 2019 to July 2020, as part of our 50th anniversary celebrations, we will be visiting all Go Industrial museums.

We will bring along some of the most interesting items from our collection that tie in with each host museum. This means no two displays will be completely the same and some will be wildly different.

Auchindrain Township

22 – 23 July

From foghorns to lanterns and ganseys to sail canvas, come and see the vast range of interesting items the Scottish Fisheries Museum has to offer.

To keep up with the Go Industrial Tour events and other Scottish Fisheries Museum 50th anniversary plans follow us on Facebook and Twitter: @scotfishmuseum and Instagram: scottishfisheriesmuseum.

Don’t forget to also keep up with Go Industrial on Facebook: GoIndustrialScotland, Twitter: @GoIndustScot and Instagram: goindustrialscotland

SFM @ the Museum of Lead Mining

SFM @ the Museum of Lead Mining

10 August 2019 11:00 - 11 July 2019 16:30

Join us at the next stop on the Scottish Fisheries Museum Go Industrial Tour.

From July 2019 to July 2020, as part of our 50th anniversary celebrations, we will be visiting all Go Industrial museums.

We will bring along some of the most interesting items from our collection that tie in with each host museum. This means no two displays will be completely the same and some will be wildly different.

Museum of Lead Mining

10 – 11 August

From foghorns to lanterns and ganseys to sail canvas, come and see the vast range of interesting items the Scottish Fisheries Museum has to offer.

To keep up with the Go Industrial Tour events and other Scottish Fisheries Museum 50th anniversary plans follow us on Facebook and Twitter: @scotfishmuseum and Instagram: scottishfisheriesmuseum.

Don’t forget to also keep up with Go Industrial on Facebook: GoIndustrialScotland, Twitter: @GoIndustScot and Instagram: goindustrialscotland

SFM @ National Mining Museum Scotland

SFM @ National Mining Museum Scotland

17 August 2019 10:00 - 18 August 2019 17:00

Join us at the next stop on the Scottish Fisheries Museum Go Industrial Tour.

From July 2019 to July 2020, as part of our 50th anniversary celebrations, we will be visiting all Go Industrial museums.

We will bring along some of the most interesting items from our collection that tie in with each host museum. This means no two displays will be completely the same and some will be wildly different.

National Mining Museum Scotland

17 – 18 August

From foghorns to lanterns and ganseys to sail canvas, come and see the vast range of interesting items the Scottish Fisheries Museum has to offer.

To keep up with the Go Industrial Tour events and other Scottish Fisheries Museum 50th anniversary plans follow us on Facebook and Twitter: @scotfishmuseum and Instagram: scottishfisheriesmuseum.

Don’t forget to also keep up with Go Industrial on Facebook: GoIndustrialScotland, Twitter: @GoIndustScot and Instagram: goindustrialscotland

SFM @ the Museum of Scottish Railways

SFM @ the Museum of Scottish Railways

07 September 2019 11:00 - 08 September 2019 16:30

Join us at the next stop on the Scottish Fisheries Museum Go Industrial Tour.

From July 2019 to July 2020, as part of our 50th anniversary celebrations, we will be visiting all Go Industrial museums.

We will bring along some of the most interesting items from our collection that tie in with each host museum. This means no two displays will be completely the same and some will be wildly different.

Museum of Scottish Railways

7 – 8 September

From foghorns to lanterns and ganseys to sail canvas, come and see the vast range of interesting items the Scottish Fisheries Museum has to offer.

To keep up with the Go Industrial Tour events and other Scottish Fisheries Museum 50th anniversary plans follow us on Facebook and Twitter: @scotfishmuseum and Instagram: scottishfisheriesmuseum.

Don’t forget to also keep up with Go Industrial on Facebook: GoIndustrialScotland, Twitter: @GoIndustScot and Instagram: goindustrialscotland

SFM @ Discovery Point

SFM @ Discovery Point

05 October 2019 10:00 - 06 October 2019 18:00

Join us at the next stop on the Scottish Fisheries Museum Go Industrial Tour.

From July 2019 to July 2020, as part of our 50th anniversary celebrations, we will be visiting all Go Industrial museums.

We will bring along some of the most interesting items from our collection that tie in with each host museum. This means no two displays will be completely the same and some will be wildly different.

Discovery Point

5 – 6 October

From foghorns to lanterns and ganseys to sail canvas, come and see the vast range of interesting items the Scottish Fisheries Museum has to offer.

To keep up with the Go Industrial Tour events and other Scottish Fisheries Museum 50th anniversary plans follow us on Facebook and Twitter: @scotfishmuseum and Instagram: scottishfisheriesmuseum.

Don’t forget to also keep up with Go Industrial on Facebook: GoIndustrialScotland, Twitter: @GoIndustScot and Instagram: goindustrialscotland

SFM @ the Scottish Maritime Museum

SFM @ the Scottish Maritime Museum

12 October 2019 10:00 - 13 October 2019 17:00

Join us at the next stop on the Scottish Fisheries Museum Go Industrial Tour.

From July 2019 to July 2020, as part of our 50th anniversary celebrations, we will be visiting all Go Industrial museums.

We will bring along some of the most interesting items from our collection that tie in with each host museum. This means no two displays will be completely the same and some will be wildly different.

Scottish Maritime Museum

12 – 13 October

From foghorns to lanterns and ganseys to sail canvas, come and see the vast range of interesting items the Scottish Fisheries Museum has to offer.

To keep up with the Go Industrial Tour events and other Scottish Fisheries Museum 50th anniversary plans follow us on Facebook and Twitter: @scotfishmuseum and Instagram: scottishfisheriesmuseum.

Don’t forget to also keep up with Go Industrial on Facebook: GoIndustrialScotland, Twitter: @GoIndustScot and Instagram: goindustrialscotland

SFM @ Almond Valley Heritage Trust

SFM @ Almond Valley Heritage Trust

15 February 2020 10:00 - 16 February 2019 17:00

Join us at the next stop on the Scottish Fisheries Museum Go Industrial Tour.

From July 2019 to July 2020, as part of our 50th anniversary celebrations, we will be visiting all Go Industrial museums.

We will bring along some of the most interesting items from our collection that tie in with each host museum. This means no two displays will be completely the same and some will be wildly different.

Almond Valley Heritage Trust

15 – 16 February

From foghorns to lanterns and ganseys to sail canvas, come and see the vast range of interesting items the Scottish Fisheries Museum has to offer.

To keep up with the Go Industrial Tour events and other Scottish Fisheries Museum 50th anniversary plans follow us on Facebook and Twitter: @scotfishmuseum and Instagram: scottishfisheriesmuseum.

Don’t forget to also keep up with Go Industrial on Facebook: GoIndustrialScotland, Twitter: @GoIndustScot and Instagram: goindustrialscotland

SFM @ Summerlee

SFM @ Summerlee

18 April 2020 10:00 - 19 April 2020 17:00

POSTPONED In light of the rapidly evolving pandemic of Covid-19

This event will be re-scheduled later in the year

Apologies for any inconvenience

From July 2019 to July 2020, as part of our 50th anniversary celebrations, we will be visiting all Go Industrial museums.

We will bring along some of the most interesting items from our collection that tie in with each host museum. This means no two displays will be completely the same and some will be wildly different.

Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life

18 - 19 April

From foghorns to lanterns and ganseys to sail canvas, come and see the vast range of interesting items the Scottish Fisheries Museum has to offer.

To keep up with the Go Industrial Tour events and other Scottish Fisheries Museum 50th anniversary plans follow us on Facebook and Twitter: @scotfishmuseum and Instagram: scottishfisheriesmuseum.

Don’t forget to also keep up with Go Industrial on Facebook: GoIndustrialScotland, Twitter: @GoIndustScot and Instagram: goindustrialscotland

St Ayles Ale Launch

St Ayles Ale Launch

18 July 2019 19:00 - 18 July 2019 20:00

Join The Scottish Fisheries Museum at the Ship Tavern in Anstruther to introduce our Golden Ale made for our Golden Anniversary.

Special Guest King Creosote will be performing on the night to celebrate the launch of the beer. At Ayles Ale has been especially produced for the museum by East Neuk Brewery Ovenstone 109.

The event is free so join us if you can!

Rock-pooling and Crafts Day

Rock-pooling and Crafts Day

25 July 2019 10:00 - 25 July 2019 16:00

A day of exploring, creating and learning as we dive below the surface to meet the creatures that live on our doorstep along the Fife coastline.

Programme:

*10am – 1pm (with 15 min break)*- Local Artist Milla Fyfe will run a crafting workshop in the museum Education Centre where you can make your own rock pool/sea creatures.

1pm – 2pm LUNCH BREAK

2pm – 4pm – Once the tide has gone out, it’s time to head to the shoreline to explore the rock pools with Fife Coast and Countryside Trust.

Recommended for ages 8-12, must be accompanied by an adult.

Please wear appropriate clothing for the day.

£5 per child. Adults accompany for free.

Places are limited so please see Eventbrite or contact the museum to book.

Treasure Hunt

Treasure Hunt

15 August 2019 10:00 - 15 August 2019 14:00

Become a pirate for the day as you scour the town with your map, looking for clues that will lead you to hidden treasures.

Pick up your map from the museum’s Sun Tavern and return when you have discovered the secret password.

Thursday 15th August

10am – 2pm (last map pick up 1pm)

Free, drop-in activity for families

Nautical Knots and Necklaces

Nautical Knots and Necklaces

22 August 2019 19:00 - 22 August 2019 20:30

Combine traditional skills with a 21st century design flair to create jewellery with a distinctly modern twist!

We’ll show you knotting techniques that will help you create your very own jewellery – whether that be a pair of earrings, a bracelet or a necklace.

Thursday 22nd August, 7:00 – 8:30pm, 18 +

£10 ticket price – includes materials and refreshments.

Book on Eventbrite or contact the museum.

Beach Clean

Beach Clean

15 September 2019 10:00 - 15 September 2019 13:00

Be part of something big – help us clean our beaches!

You can join us at the museum to clean the beaches in Anstruther, or clean up your nearest beach.

For those who join us – If you have your own litter picker and gloves, do bring them along! However, if you do not, we will have some on hand. Children under 16 should be accompanied by an adult. Join us at 2pm at the Sun Tavern for a briefing before going out to clean.

For those taking part in different location – Take along your own kit, borrow from someone, or see if there are any other local borrowing facilities near you. If you want to fit in with the time of our clean, start at 2:30pm.

*A safety brief document will be made available for participants ahead of the beach clean. For those not joining us at Anstruther we hold no liability for any accidents or injuries, we urge you to be safe and responsible.

After your clean, weigh your rubbish, send photos and the weight recorded to our Facebook page, on Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #scotfishbeachclean or over email to andrea@scotfishmuseum.org.

Sunday 15th September, 10am – 1pm

Escape Room: Sun Tavern

Escape Room: Sun Tavern

28 September 2019 11:00 - 29 September 2019 19:30

Escape Room Experience

You find yourself locked in the Sun Tavern, a nautical pub in a sleepy fishing village. An old wives’ tale suggests hidden treasures await those brave enough to face the challenges – are you?

Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September, timeslots from 11am – 7:30pm

£30 per group, booking through Eventbrite or call the museum on 01333 310 628

Refit the Reaper (4-8 years)

Refit the Reaper (4-8 years)

08 October 2019 14:00 - 08 October 2019 14:45

What does the Reaper need to keep her at sea for the next 50 years? A plastic pollution blaster? Super-sonic sails? You decide!

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tuesday 8th October, 2-2:45pm

Tickets £2, book through Eventbrite or call the museum on 01333 310 628.

Refit the Reaper (9-12 years)

Refit the Reaper (9-12 years)

08 October 2019 15:00 - 08 October 2019 16:00

What does the Reaper need to keep her at sea for the next 50 years? A plastic pollution blaster? Super-sonic sails? You decide!

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tuesday 8th October, 3-4pm.

Tickets £2, book through Eventbrite or call the museum on 01333 310 628.

Deep Sea Shadow Puppets (4-8 years)

Deep Sea Shadow Puppets (4-8 years)

11 October 2019 14:00 - 11 October 2019 14:45

What lives at the very bottom of the sea? Over the last 50 years, people have discovered new species of sea creatures- from Blob Fish to Sea Pigs! We’ll discover these weird and wonderful species and make our own shadow puppets for a deep-sea show!

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Friday 11th October, 2-2:45pm

Tickets £2, book through Eventbrite or call the museum on 01333 310 628.

Deep Sea Shadow Puppets (9-12 years)

Deep Sea Shadow Puppets (9-12 years)

11 October 2019 15:00 - 11 October 2019 16:00

What lives at the very bottom of the sea? Over the last 50 years, people have discovered new species of sea creatures- from Blob Fish to Sea Pigs! We’ll discover these weird and wonderful species and make our own shadow puppets for a deep-sea show!

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Friday 11th October, 3-4pm

Tickets £2, book through Eventbrite or call the museum on 01333 310 628.

Fun and Games: The Swinging Sixties

Fun and Games: The Swinging Sixties

16 October 2019 13:00 - 16 October 2019 16:00

What did children do for fun in the Sixties when the museum opened? Drop in for a trip down memory lane – with the sounds, songs, fun and games of the sixties!

Free, drop-in activity for families. No booking required.

Wednesday 16th October, 1-4pm

Bonfire Night: Lantern Decorating with Ariel Killick

Bonfire Night: Lantern Decorating with Ariel Killick

05 November 2019 17:00 - 05 November 2019 19:00

Find us at the Annual Anstruther Harbour Bonfire Night where you’ll have the chance to get hands-on with a special activity and find out all about the Museum’s 2020 50th Anniversary events!

Drop in to the Sun Tavern on Tuesday 5th November between 5 – 7pm for a lantern decorating workshop with the artist Ariel Killick!

The decorated lanterns will form part of our Light at the Museum Christmas parade in December.

Free, drop-in, no booking required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Tuesday 5th November, 5 – 7pm

Museum Memories

Museum Memories

10 November 2019 12:00 - 10 November 2019 15:00

To mark the opening of our SFM@50 exhibition in the Merchant’s Room, join us as we look through our Museum Memories – photos, videos, and written recollections of the Museum over the last 50 years.

If you have any material at home that you would like to share with us, do feel free to bring it along with you on the day.

Free, no booking required.

Sunday 10th November, 12-3pm

St Andrews Day Crafts

St Andrews Day Crafts

29 November 2019 13:00 - 30 November 2019 12:00

St Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland and the namesake of St Andrews, but did you also know he is the patron saint of fisherman?

Join us in the Museum the day before and day of St Andrews day for some free drop-in crafts from 1pm – 4pm on the 29th and 10am – 12pm on the 30th of November. You can make banners, flags, or anything else you might want to join in the celebrations. You can then take them along to the St Andrews Day celebration in St Andrews, organised by BID St Andrews.
All details of the St Andrews day celebrations will be found @BIDStAndrews on Facebook and by #TheBigHoolie2019

Free, drop-in activity for all ages. Children under 16 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Friday 29th November, 1- 4pm and Saturday 30th November, 10am – 12pm

Party Like it's 1969! Christmas Party

Party Like it's 1969! Christmas Party

14 December 2019 18:00 - 14 December 2019 00:00

On Saturday 14th December we are hosting a big Christmas party themed around 1969, when the museum first opened 50 years ago.

We will take you back to a time where the Beatles were the biggest stars in music, miniskirts were all the rage and mankind made it to the moon!

Ticket price includes 3 course meal, DJ and Ceilidh.

Saturday 14th December, 6pm – til late, Anstruther Town Hall

£35, Booking through Eventbrite or contact the museum on 01333 310 628.

Golden Garlands

Golden Garlands

15 December 2019 13:00 - 15 December 2019 15:00

Our Golden Anniversary year has us twinkling!

Be inspired by the golden objects in our collections to create seasonal decorations that will make your home sparkle!

Free, drop-in activity for families - children must be accompanied by an adult.

Sunday 15th December, 1-3pm

AIA Anster Nichts: 50 Years of the Scottish Fisheries Museum

AIA Anster Nichts: 50 Years of the Scottish Fisheries Museum

21 November 2019 19:30 - 21 November 2019 20:30

Anstruther’s national museum, founded by a Charitable Trust and opened in July 1969, celebrates its golden anniversary this year.

Starting life as a relatively small site based around a historic courtyard, it has gradually spread to take in various other buildings including a former boatyard and even a pub. Along the way, many talented and dedicated people, both staff and volunteers, have ensured that the Museum and its activities have grown and flourished.

The collections are now Recognised as a Nationally Significant Collection and the Museum is a hub for numerous community activities including coastal rowing, boat-building, exhibitions and events.

In this talk, Linda Fitzpatrick, Curator, will review the developments of the last 50 years and look forward to some exciting plans for the future.

Thursday 21st November, 7:30- 8:30pm, Anstruther Parish Church

For further information see A.I.A website

Mr Hutton's Spooky Tour

Mr Hutton's Spooky Tour

27 October 2019 14:00 - 27 October 2019 16:00

Mr Hutton, the Ghost of Smith and Hutton Boatyard, will take you on a tour and tell you all the spooky secrets of years gone by and share stories of what goes on when the museum doors close to the public.

You will meet Mr Hutton in the Museum Courtyard at 2pm. There are 15 spaces on the tour and they will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. The tour is included in the accompanying adult’s museum entry fee.

Sunday 27th October, 2pm-4pm

Ages 7-12 – children must be accompanied by an adult.

Talk : Gaelic Songs of the Herring Gutters

Talk : Gaelic Songs of the Herring Gutters

07 November 2019 19:00 - 07 November 2019 20:00

Between the 1850s and the 1950s, thousands of Hebridean women travelled all over Scotland, England and beyond to spend their summers gutting herring. Drawing on research she conducted in oral history archives, Meg Hyland shares her recent findings about the Gaelic songs women sang while gutting herring.

From teasing each other about the fishermen to hoping for a more prosperous life, their songs reveal the vibrant lives of these hard-working women and shine a light onto an often-overlooked part of Scotland’s musical heritage.

7 pm – 8pm

Thursday 7th November

Admission £2

Visit our Eventbrite page or contact the museum to book your ticket

Buckland Lecture : Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

Buckland Lecture : Atlantic Bluefin Tuna

06 November 2019 16:45 - 06 November 2019 18:00

The Buckland Foundation and the Scottish Oceans Institute at the University of St Andrews present the 2019 Buckland Lecture:

Atlantic Bluefin Tuna: superfish of the oceans

Dr Lucy Hawkes: University of Exeter

2019 Buckland Professor

Tuna is a very famous species for its economic value and place in the world fisheries, but very few people are aware of the amazing physical and physiological features that enable it to migrate over thousands of km, to reach speeds in excess of 60 km/h, and to feed and grow at a rate that allows it to reach nearly three meters long. Bluefin tuna were once common around the UK, but disappeared in the 1950s: they have recently begun to reappear off our shores much to the delight of wildlife observers and fishers.

The talk will focus on the biology and ecology of tuna in the context of its historical significance in the UK, as well as new research using the latest electronic and DNA technology to understand more about this amazing fish.

SCOTTISH OCEANS INSTITUTE LECTURE THEATRE

Gatty Building : University of St Andrews

16.45 : WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 6TH All Welcome

Fish Wives and Fish Lives: Stories and Songs with Marie Louise Cochrane

Fish Wives and Fish Lives: Stories and Songs with Marie Louise Cochrane

22 November 2019 13:00 - 22 November 2019 14:00

Join Storyteller Marie Louise Cochrane for stories and songs with a focus on the role of women in the fishing industry, and have a go at making some “cloots” for your fingers…

Free, no booking required.

Event as part of the Transnational Scotland Project.

Friday 22nd November, 1pm – 2pm

Light at the Museum Christmas Parade

Light at the Museum Christmas Parade

06 December 2019 18:00 - 06 December 2019 21:00

We have joined forces with the Anstruther Community Council to bring you the Light at the Museum Christmas Parade on the 6th of December. This is like the annual Christmas parade but bigger and better than before!

We will have lots of good food and great entertainment. From 6pm we will have food stalls, a bouncy castle, bucking reindeer and fun scientists will be showing some amazing experiments, there will also be community group performances throughout the evening. Late night shopping will also be on offer.

The first parade will leave at 6.15pm be led by the snow fairy and kelpies and the return parade by Santa and the Fisherlass and Lad who will take lead up to his grotto. Both parades will light up the road with fabulous lanterns.
Join us for this exciting event not to be missed!

Friday 6th December, 6 – 9pm, free.

Disclaimer: Road closure will be in place from 6pm – 6:30pm and re-open for 15 minutes before being closed from 6:45pm- 7:15pm. Times may vary on the day so keep an eye on our Facebook page for latest info.

Design a Beeswax Food Wrap - Adult Workshop

Design a Beeswax Food Wrap - Adult Workshop

06 February 2020 19:00 - 06 February 2020 20:30

Join Leaf Natural Food Wraps at the Scottish Fisheries Museum to design your own beeswax food wrap!

You’ll have the chance to create your own design, making a truly unique food wrap that is not only beautiful, but sustainable, too.

Once you have designed your wrap during the workshop, Leaf Natural Food Wraps will take your creation away, wax it, and post it back to you. This, and refreshments on the night, are all included in the ticket price.

Instead of sending cling-film and other plastics to landfill , wrap your food in your very own, sustainable beeswax wrap!

Minimum age for participants is 14, under 18s accompanied by an adult.

Tickets £10, available on Eventbrite - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/design-a-beeswax-food-wrap-adult-workshop-tickets-89214927249

Sea Change : Launch Event

Sea Change : Launch Event

30 January 2020 19:00 - 30 January 2020 20:00

How do we safeguard the future of our seas?

7—8 pm

30 January 2020

Scottish Fisheries Museum

The seas are under pressure from climate change, pollution, and the many demands we place on them for fishing, energy generation, transport and leisure.

Join experts from Marine Scotland, academic research and maritime industries for a series of short talks and lively debate on the future of our seas.

Plastics Pollution ‘An Ocean Story’

Plastics Pollution ‘An Ocean Story’

16 April 2020 18:30 - 16 April 2020 20:30

POSTPONED In light of the rapidly evolving pandemic of Covid-19

This event will be re-scheduled later in the year

Apologies for any inconvenience

As climate change moves to the forefront of people’s mind, The Scottish Fisheries Museum looks at the effects of plastic pollution. We will be showing ‘An Ocean Story’ the latest documentary about plastic pollution from By the Ocean We Unite, an organisation based in the Netherlands.

As well as the film showing there will be a video call Q&A with marine biology expert Marijn van Doorn.

16 April from 6.30pm

£10 admission

Tickets available from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/the-scottish-fisheries-museum-14477550384

International Woman’s Day

International Woman’s Day

08 March 2020 13:00 - 08 March 2020 17:00

Women in the Fishing Industry

For International Woman’s Day 2020, The Scottish Fisheries Museum are bringing together women from all areas of the fishing industry, from research to boatbuilding, to talk about their research, work and what it is like to be a woman in these industries.

If you are interested in science, boatbuilding or environmental issues and want to network with like-minded women then get involved!

8th March

1- 5pm

Admission Free but ticketed

Tickets available from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/the-scottish-fisheries-museum-14477550384

Rock Pool Guddle

Rock Pool Guddle

10 April 2020 10:00 - 10 April 2020 12:00

POSTPONED In light of the rapidly evolving pandemic of Covid-19

This event will be re-scheduled later in the year

Apologies for any inconvenience

Oh, we do love to be beside the seaside, but so do many other creatures!

Find out what lives under the rocks and in the shallows as we go rock pooling on the beach just opposite the museum.

Friday 10th April

10am – 12pm

Cost: £2 via Museum or Eventbrite

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/the-scottish-fisheries-museum-14477550384

Age 7+ recommended and children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Talk : Always Boats and Men by Will Maclean

Talk : Always Boats and Men by Will Maclean

26 March 2020 19:00 - 26 March 2020 20:30

POSTPONED In light of the rapidly evolving pandemic of Covid-19

This event will be re-scheduled later in the year

Apologies for any inconvenience

One of Scotland’s best-known sculptors, Will Maclean MBE, RSA. FRSE, will reflect on his childhood in a fishing village in Skye and his time working as a ring-net fisherman.

This experience led to a major bursary in 1973 to study ring-net herring fishing. The resulting Ring-Net Project, a body of over 400 drawings, was exhibited at the Third Eye Centre, Glasgow, from where it toured, and in 1986 at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, where it entered the permanent collection.

The title for this talk “Always Boats and Men “is taken from the poem of that name by the Campbelltown poet Angus Martin who published The Ring Net Fishermen in 1981.

Admission FREE but ticketed

Part of Art UK’s Sculpture Around You programme, supported by the Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture.

Sculpture workshop with Marion Smith

Sculpture workshop with Marion Smith

28 March 2020 10:00 - 28 March 2020 16:00

POSTPONED In light of the rapidly evolving pandemic of Covid-19

This event will be re-scheduled later in the year

Apologies for any inconvenience

Sculptor Marion Smith will run a free mould-making and plaster-casting workshop at the Scottish Fisheries Museum on Saturday 28th March, 10am to 4pm. The workshop will be inspired by Smith’s own sculpture, The Plough and the Reaper, sited outside of the Baptist Church in Anstruther and a cast of the model for Hew Lorimer’s Our Lady of the Isles in the collection the Scottish Fisheries Museum.

Marion Smith has a wide range of experience running workshops, managing sculpture facilities, working in galleries and teaching in art schools. She has several commissions that are sited locally at Anstruther, Dundee and Loch Leven. She is a member of the Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture and served as its first female Secretary from 2012-18.

Saturday 28th March

10 am - 4 pm

Admission FREE but ticketed

Tickets available from https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/the-scottish-fisheries-museum-14477550384

Part of Art UK’s Sculpture Around You programme, supported by the Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture.

Robert Prescott Symposium: Heritage Afloat

Robert Prescott Symposium: Heritage Afloat

20 March 2020 18:00 - 22 March 2020 13:00

POSTPONED In light of the rapidly evolving pandemic of Covid-19

This event will be re-scheduled later in the year

Apologies for any inconvenience

The Scottish Fisheries Museum brings you a symposium in honour of the late Robert Prescott, gathering like-minded academics to talk about their work.

Friday 20th – Sunday 22nd March

Friday 6-9pm – Welcome Reception and look at Sea Change Exhibition

Saturday 10am – 4:30pm – Full day symposium with keynote from Dan Atkinson

Saturday 6 – 9pm – Dinner at The Bank in Anstruther

Sunday 10:30am – 1pm – Tour of Historic Anstruther Harbour with plaque dedication on the Reaper to Dr Robert Prescott.

£15 (+£25 for Saturday Evening Dinner)

Book through the museum or Eventbrite

SFM @ Discovery Point Dundee

SFM @ Discovery Point Dundee

11 April 2020 10:00 - 12 April 2020 17:00

POSTPONED In light of the rapidly evolving pandemic of Covid-19

This event will be re-scheduled later in the year

Apologies for any inconvenience

From July 2019 to July 2020, as part of our 50th anniversary celebrations, we will be visiting all Go Industrial museums.

We will bring along some of the most interesting items from our collection that tie in with each host museum. This means no two displays will be completely the same and some will be wildly different.

https://www.goindustrial.co.uk/museum/discovery-point

11 - 12 April

From foghorns to lanterns and ganseys to sail canvas, come and see the vast range of interesting items the Scottish Fisheries Museum has to offer.

To keep up with the Go Industrial Tour events and other Scottish Fisheries Museum 50th anniversary plans follow us on Facebook and Twitter: @scotfishmuseum and Instagram: scottishfisheriesmuseum.

Don’t forget to also keep up with Go Industrial on Facebook: GoIndustrialScotland, Twitter: @GoIndustScot and Instagram: goindustrialscotland

“Go Industrial”:https://www.goindustrial.co.uk/museum/discovery-point

SFM @ New Lanark

SFM @ New Lanark

02 May 2020 10:00 - 03 May 2020 17:00

POSTPONED In light of the rapidly evolving pandemic of Covid-19

This event will be re-scheduled later in the year

Apologies for any inconvenience

From July 2019 to July 2020, as part of our 50th anniversary celebrations, we will be visiting all Go Industrial museums.

We will bring along some of the most interesting items from our collection that tie in with each host museum. This means no two displays will be completely the same and some will be wildly different.

https://www.goindustrial.co.uk/museum/new-lanark

2 - 3 May

From foghorns to lanterns and ganseys to sail canvas, come and see the vast range of interesting items the Scottish Fisheries Museum has to offer.

To keep up with the Go Industrial Tour events and other Scottish Fisheries Museum 50th anniversary plans follow us on Facebook and Twitter: @scotfishmuseum and Instagram: scottishfisheriesmuseum.

Don’t forget to also keep up with Go Industrial on Facebook: GoIndustrialScotland, Twitter: @GoIndustScot and Instagram: goindustrialscotland

Online Engagement Programme

Online Engagement Programme

28 June 2021 10:00 - 28 June 2021 16:00

While we are unable to offer our full range of events and activities, we are running a digital learning and engagement programme on our social media channels so please look for @scotfishmuseum on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram to see how you can get involved.

Our online exhibition Sea Change also includes lots of ideas for activities, both on and off-line.

Thank-you for your ongoing support - stay safe and well!

Virtual Museum Tour

Virtual Museum Tour

30 August 2020 10:00 - 31 August 2020 23:05

To whet your appetite for a visit, let our virtual tour give you a taste of the galleries and displays.

Watch the Virtual Museum Tour video (duration 7 minutes)

Go Industrial Day

Go Industrial Day

19 September 2020 12:00 - 19 September 2020 12:30

Make a Noise for Knitting!

When – Saturday 19th of September from 12 - 12.30

Where - @scotfishmuseum on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram.

This autumn and winter we will be turning our minds to all things warm and WOOLLY as we celebrate the artful tradition of gansey-knitting in Scotland.

So for Go Industrial Day put your baaaaaack into it and make some noise for ganseys!

Join us online as we tell the story of their origins, purpose and unique patterns to unravel the strong connection between traditional knitting and the Scottish fishing industry.

This is a taster for our Knitting the Herring events programme which will include a combination of virtual webinars, online knitting demonstrations, talks and knit-alongs, storytelling and a Knitted Shoal Exhibition - all to be revealed soon!

Our partner museums at Go Industrial will be active online throughout the day - join in the fun at: https://www.facebook.com/GoIndustrialScotland/

Where’s Wally? Spooky Museum Search

Where’s Wally? Spooky Museum Search

28 October 2020 10:00 - 20 December 2020 15:00

Find Wally in The Scottish Fisheries Museum!

Update: We are extending the Where’s Wally spooky trail to the 20th of December!

This Halloween, Wally, the world’s favourite children’s book character – wearing a red-and-white striped shirt and black-rimmed specs – has been travelling the country, appearing in over 75 museums, including the Scottish Fisheries Museum.

The Where’s Wally? Spooky Museum Search, organised by Walker Books and Kids in Museums, celebrates the release of the new book, Where’s Wally? Spooky Spotlight Search.

As part of your museum visit, come along and hunt for Wally amongst the collections, spell out a spooky phrase and receive a special “I found Wally!” bookmark, as well as the chance to enter the Where’s Wally? and Kids in Museums grand prize draw competition to win an ArtFund Family Membership and a bundle of Where’s Wally? goodies.

The activity trail has been tailored to fully comply with our social distancing measures - please book your visit in advance. If you prefer not to visit in person, for fun online activities, visit https://wally.walker.co.uk/

An Ocean Story

An Ocean Story

02 October 2020 19:00 - 02 October 2020 21:00

The Scottish Fisheries Museum have teamed up with Netherlands-based charitable foundation “By the Ocean we Unite” for a special screening.

On the 2nd of October 7pm – 9pm, the Scottish Fisheries Museum invites you to join them for an online watch along of “An Ocean Story”, the feature- length documentary by Sander Van Weert featuring National Geographic explorer-in-residence and President/Chair of Mission Blue, Sylvia Earle, as well as the President of Iceland, Guoni Johannesson and UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for the Ocean, Peter Thomson.

Following the screening there will be an exclusive conversation facilitated by the museum with guest, marine biologist Marijn van Doorn, so (virtual!) attendees can discuss further the themes explored in the film and perhaps express specific hopes and solutions for a more sustainable, less damaging future.

The team behind the film explain what to expect …

Increasing pollution, over-fishing and climate change are only a fraction of the threats our oceans are currently facing worldwide. This documentary follows us on our journey as we film devastating consequences of these harsh realities.

Book online through Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-ocean-story-online-screening-and-discussion-tickets-121026492497

Knitting the Herring: Talk and Knit Along with Heritage Crafts Association

Knitting the Herring: Talk and Knit Along with Heritage Crafts Association

06 October 2020 19:00 - 06 October 2020 20:30

A talk hosted by the Scottish Fisheries Museum, presented by Mary Lewis from HCA to launch our Knitting the Herring Events programme and discuss why gansey knitting will continue to be a prominent and relevant heritage craft within the knitting community. Mary will speak on various aspects of gansey knitting, issues affecting intangible heritage and the Endangered Crafts Fund offered by the Heritage Crafts Association.

If you wish and are able, you can knit along with your own ganseys or winter warmers and perhaps share what you have been working on with everyone! So get the kettle on and tune in to join us as we embark on our Knitting the Herring journey!

Book your free ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/knitting-the-herring-talk-and-knit-along-with-heritage-crafts-association-tickets-121847125031

Herring Tales

Herring Tales

17 October 2020 16:00 - 17 October 2020 17:00

As the daylight shrinks and the shadows lengthen, courie in for a family friendly series of gansey folklore and magical stories!

Collaborative artist and renowned Scottish storyteller Jan Bee Brown will tell three gansey and fisherfolk-inspired stories!

The first story is ’Three Ply’ told in the Scottish traditional: ‘eye to eye, mind to mind and heart to heart’. Following a period of research at the Scottish Fisheries Museum and inspired by two traditional Scottish Folk Tales, Jan’s story has been created bespoke for the Knitting the Herring project. It was fashioned in the spirit of gansey knitting - unravelling and reknitting, combining stories like stitches to create something new to share.

Tune in to hear ‘Three Ply’ and enjoy the magical tale at https://scottishgansey.org.uk/news-and-events/herring-tales/

Herring Tales

Herring Tales

24 October 2020 16:00 - 24 October 2020 17:00

Join us for our second Herring Tale in the series, ‘Poor man’s Wealth,’ featuring a travelling tailor, three silver herring and three knitting witches!

This story is created bespoke for Knitting the Herring, inspired by the Scottish tradition of travellers tales and Hugh Millar’s ‘Scenes and Legends of The North of Scotland.’

Listen to the story with Jan Bee Brown at https://scottishgansey.org.uk/news-and-events/herring-tales/

Knitting the Herring: The Eriskay Gansey

Knitting the Herring: The Eriskay Gansey

12 November 2020 19:00 - 12 November 2020 20:15

Join Matthew Topsfield at Uist Yarn Studio as he gives an insight into Eriskay gansey knitting. The fisherman’s gansey is made throughout the British Isles, but on the small island of Eriskay in the windswept Outer Hebrides this art reached its peak, richly patterned in traditional and symbolic designs.

Matt will present on the ‘anatomy’ of a gansey, explaining their structure and various parts and the distinctive features of an Eriskay gansey.

An Eriskay inspired chart for the herring pattern is available at https://scottishgansey.org.uk/news-and-events/how-to/ and Matt will share and explain the pattern techniques to the group.

You can register for this free zoom event via https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/knitting-the-herring-the-eriskay-gansey-tickets-126054625779

The Eriskay Herring in the photo can be found at Grimsay Boat Haven, managed by Grimsay Community Association on Uist: https://www.grimsay.org/

Knitting the Herring: This Golden Fleece

Knitting the Herring: This Golden Fleece

02 December 2020 19:00 - 02 December 2020 20:30

Join Fife author Esther Rutter for a special gansey-themed reading from her critically acclaimed book on knitting history, This Golden Fleece. Patterned fisherman’s jumpers are found all over Britain, from the north of Scotland to the Channel Islands, and in this one-off event we’ll join Esther on her journey to uncover the stories and connections that make up the UK’s unique coastal knitting heritage.

Register for a place via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/knitting-the-herring-this-golden-fleece-tickets-130230965323

https://scottishgansey.org.uk/ https://estherrutter.com/

Herring Tales

Herring Tales

31 October 2020 16:00 - 31 October 2020 17:00

Join Jan Bee Brown for the story ‘Heart in the Home’, inspired by an old Largo folktale and the gansey collection at the Scottish Fisheries Museum.

Tune in to https://scottishgansey.org.uk/news-and-events/herring-tales/ this Halloween for a magical ghost story!

The Fisherman and the Bottle

The Fisherman and the Bottle

30 November 2020 19:00 - 30 November 2020 20:00

A special online telling of a tale for St Andrews Day, with local storyteller Sheila Kinninmonth.

Celebrating the rich storytelling tradition of Scotland’s Travellers, Sheila will share an atmospheric tale to bring a wee touch of colour and a sprinkling of magic to a long, dark winter’s night in Fife!

Tune in to our Facebook page @scotfishmuseum or our YouTube channel for a St Andrews Day delight!

Buckland's Christmas Lectures

Buckland's Christmas Lectures

22 December 2020 19:00 - 22 December 2020 20:00

Michael Stephen Clark, author of Mr Buckland, Mr Walpole and Mr Young: Around Scotland with the Fisheries Men brings us a pre-recorded online talk about Frank Buckland’s Christmas Lectures, where he will discuss how Buckland came to do these series of lectures, what they were about and the legacy they left in the world of science and academia.

Join us on Facebook and YouTube on the 22nd of December at 7pm.

Kipper the Cat’s Gansey Comic and Colouring Competition!

Kipper the Cat’s Gansey Comic and Colouring Competition!

31 January 2021 10:00 - 31 January 2021 17:00

Enjoy Kipper’s FUNtastic sailing adventure across Scotland at: https://scottishgansey.org.uk/news-and-events/herring-tales/

If you live in Fife, you can pick up your own comic and colouring sheet to take home with you after your visit: The Scottish Fisheries Museum - Art Tickets

Winter's Last - Herring Tales

Winter's Last - Herring Tales

28 January 2021 19:00 - 28 January 2021 20:00

Join the Scottish Fisheries Museum and storyteller Jan Bee Brown at the the Taibhsear Collective’s online festival:

Winter’s Last: A Celebration of Scottish Folklore, Traditions and Community Practices

Jan will be telling her Herring Tales, inspired by Scottish fishing and knitting communities, with related craft activities, at:

7pm, 28th January 2021

Book online and see the full programme at: https://taibhsearcollective.com/winters-last-2021/

If you missed the chance to book, or want to try the activity in your own time, why not break up the home schooling and make a pie with the drawings by Jan and some recycled materials, or create your own silver darlings! Find the guidelines to stargazey pie here: https://buff.ly/3c2CGhN

Send a photo to us on Facebook or Twitter @scotfishmuseum. We can’t wait to see your creative pies!

By the Seaside | Online Launch

By the Seaside | Online Launch

20 March 2021 18:00 - 20 March 2021 19:30

Mark your calendars! By the Seaside is opening virtually on Saturday - register now!

Join the Scottish Fisheries Museum and the student team from the University of St Andrews to celebrate the virtual opening of By the Seaside: Heritage, Healing, and New Horizons. The themes of wellness and blue space will be discussed by the event’s keynote speaker, Dr. James Grellier of the University of Exeter, who managed the EU-backed ‘BlueHealth’ project of 2020. Dr. Grellier will later be joined by a panel of scientists, artists, and conservationists to answer questions regarding the topic from attendees. We can’t wait to see you by the seaside!

Saturday, March 20th from 18:00 to 19:30 (GMT).

Register here: “https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/by-the-seaside-virtual-opening-tickets-146349506313”:

Admission to this event is free of charge.

By the Seaside | Arts Competition

By the Seaside | Arts Competition

18 May 2021 10:00 - 07 June 2021 15:00

To support our summer exhibition By the Seaside, we are inviting members of the public to submit works to our annual Art Competition.

Usually open only to schoolchildren in Fife, we are opening up the competition this year to members of the public. We are also accepting written poetry or prose submissions too - so, whoever you are and however the sea inspires you, you can take part!

If you would like to submit an entry, please see the full details at the Art Competition webpage.

Submissions from the public will not be entered into the schools competition but will be considered for exhibtion, both onsite in the museum and online.

So, if the sea is your muse, please get creative and share the results with us!

Net Profit : Conference

Net Profit : Conference

12 May 2021 10:00 - 12 May 2021 16:45

Sources for the history of Scottish fishing and fishing communities

Online - Wednesday 12 May 2021

Speakers include historians, archaeologists, ethnographers, museum curators and archivists including Jen Gordon (Scottish Fisheries Museum) who will speak on:

Knitting the Herring: unravelling the histories of fishermen’s ganseys

The conference will take place via Zoom, is open to SRA members and non-members alike and is free of charge. For more details, see the conference webpage.

By the Seaside | Backyard BioBlitz

By the Seaside | Backyard BioBlitz

04 June 2021 10:00 - 05 June 2021 22:00

Backyard BioBlitz: Wildlife Survey

By the Seaside is teaming up with the University of St Andrews’ Backyard BioBlitz: WIldlife Survey to provide a fun, family-friendly weekend activity.

Backyard Bioblitz is an online wildlife survey you can do from home. Take pictures of any and all animals, insects, or creatures you spot by the ocean and submit it to the BioBlitz team! Follow @backyardbioblitz on Facebook and Instagram and @BBioblitz on Twitter for more information.

Click this link to connect with their event page: https://events.st-andrews.ac.uk/events/backyard-bioblitz-2/

Knit and Natter

Knit and Natter

27 May 2021 19:00 - 27 May 2021 20:00

Are you interested in knitting, ganseys and want to meet for a knit and natter? Join us on Zoom for a friendly get together to share your knitting projects, ask questions and enjoy a gansey gaggle!

Join us on the last Thursday of the month at 7pm (BST) from April – June, reconvening in the winter months.

Contact carolyn@scotfishmuseum.org for more information and the Zoom details to join.

Part of our Knitting the Herring project, more information at www.scottishgansey.org.uk. Knitters of all abilities welcome.

We look forward to seeing you!

Knit and Natter with Respitality at Home

Knit and Natter with Respitality at Home

24 June 2021 19:00 - 24 June 2021 20:00

Are you interested in knitting, ganseys and want to meet for a knit and natter? Join us on Zoom for a friendly get together to share your knitting projects, ask questions and enjoy sea shanties with storyteller Jan Bee Brown!

Join us at 7pm (BST) this evening for our last knit and natter session before reconvening in September.

Contact carolyn@scotfishmuseum.org for more information and the Zoom details to join.

Part of our Knitting the Herring project, more information at www.scottishgansey.org.uk. Knitters of all abilities welcome.

We look forward to seeing you!

By the Seaside | Beach Clean Up

By the Seaside | Beach Clean Up

12 June 2021 00:00 - 12 June 2021 00:00

Beach Clean-Up with Transition St Andrews

Join us for a socially-distanced beach clean-up with Transition St Andrews! More details to come.

Rockpool Guddle

Rockpool Guddle

01 July 2021 14:00 - 01 July 2021 15:30

Oh, we do love to be beside the seaside, but so do many other creatures! Find out what lives under the rocks and in the shallows as we go rock pooling on the beach just opposite the museum.

After the guddle, take a seaside craft home with you to enjoy!

Book your free ticket here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/rock-pool-guddle-tickets-92348096643

*Details:

Meeting outside the Sun Tavern at 2pm, we will walk across to the beach for low tide at 2.30.

An event for children age 8-12, (under 8’s to be accompanied by a responsible adult).

Please ensure your child is dressed appropriately for the guddle and the weather conditions, using sun cream if necessary.

Part of the East Neuk Summer Activities, this is a free event led by Fife Coast and Countryside Trust and the Scottish Fisheries Museum. Donations are welcome to both organisations.*

Pebble Painting | By the Seaside

Pebble Painting | By the Seaside

15 July 2021 12:00 - 15 July 2021 15:00

Summer by the Seaside - a series of creative family events promoting mindfulness and well-being

Take some inspiration from the Anstruther seaside and our By the Seaside exhibition to explore how being near the coast makes you feel at our pebble painting activity. This is a family activity so parents must be present throughout.

We will take you down to the beach to select your pebbles (weather permitting). Then you will sit at family stations with painting and decorating materials for some relaxing pebble painting. Take your painted pebbles home, or leave them by the sea for someone else to find!

12 - 1 pm or 2 - 3 pm, 15th July 2021

Entry by Donation. Book online via Eventbrite

If you have any questions ahead of booking or attending the event please contact andrea@scotfishmuseum.org. Each ticket is for a family of up to 4 people from 1 household/bubble.

Windswept Windmills and Serene Seascapes | By the Seaside

Windswept Windmills and Serene Seascapes | By the Seaside

30 July 2021 10:00 - 30 July 2021 14:00

Summer by the Seaside - a series of creative family events promoting mindfulness and well-being

Take some inspiration from the Anstruther seaside and our By the Seaside exhibition to make your own windmills and then take them out to the beach to spin in the wind. You can also let us see how your ideal day by the sea looks by creating some seaside-inspired pictures..

At our family craft stations, build your own toy windmill and create your seascape with our craft materials.

We all love a trip to the seaside, so what does your ideal day by the sea look like?

11 am - 12 pm or 1 - 2 pm, 30th July 2021

Entry by Donation. Book online via Eventbrite

If you have any questions ahead of booking or attending the event please contact andrea@scotfishmuseum.org. Each ticket is for a family of up to 4 people from 1 household/bubble.

“Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside” Art Workshop

“Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside” Art Workshop

14 August 2021 10:00 - 14 August 2021 12:00

Session 1: 10am – 12pm

Tickets by donation via Eventbrite – 1 ticket per family/household bubble – maximum of 2 adults per family group

Make and model your own swimsuit - the sillier the better! Explore the way seaside fashions have changed throughout the years. What we wear now would be considered indecent, while the concept of the bathing machine and full body coverage now feels ridiculous to the majority of contemporary culture.

Please book tickets for the workshop through Eventbrite from 31st July:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/165256280985

“Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside” Art Workshop

“Oh! I do like to be beside the seaside” Art Workshop

14 August 2021 13:30 - 14 August 2021 15:30

Session 2: 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Tickets by donation via Eventbrite – 1 ticket per family/household bubble – maximum of 2 adults per family group

Make and model your own swimsuit - the sillier the better! Explore the way seaside fashions have changed throughout the years. What we wear now would be considered indecent, while the concept of the bathing machine and full body coverage now feels ridiculous to the majority of contemporary culture.

Please book tickets for the workshop through Eventbrite from 31st July:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/165256280985

Visit the Reaper

Visit the Reaper

30 July 2022 11:00 - 31 August 2022 15:00

Climb aboard our historic Fifie moored opposite the museum in Anstruther Harbour.

Our volunteer crew will guide you above and below decks to see the boat and onboard exhibition.

Open Wednesday - Sunday

11 am - 3 pm

Entry by donation

Book and buy your tickets at the Scottish Fisheries Museum.

Anstruther Harbour Festival

Anstruther Harbour Festival

03 June 2022 10:00 - 05 June 2022 21:30

Fèis Chala An t-sruthair

3rd - 5th of June 2022

We look forward to welcoming you to Anstruther Harbour for a fun filled weekend!

The festival will again revive the burgh’s historic market ‘Anster Fair’ with food and craft stalls from local traders. All ages are invited to enjoy a wide range of live music and dance events with special entertainment just for children.

Plus, see the inauguration of our Fisherlass and Lad at 11 am on Saturday.

Highlights

  • Skipinnish
  • King Creosote
  • Traditional music, dance and song
  • Street Performers
  • Craft and Food Market Stalls
  • Sailing Muster
  • Kids Activities
  • Pirate Olympics

For further details on the Festival Programme see the Harbour Festival website

Knit and Natter

Knit and Natter

30 September 2021 19:00 - 30 September 2021 20:00

Our informal, online get-together for all things woolly and wonderful is back!

Are you interested in knitting, ganseys and want to meet for a knit and a natter? Join us on Zoom for a friendly get together to share your knitting projects, ask questions and enjoy a gansey gaggle!

Make a cup of tea, pull up a chair and join us on the last Thursday of the month at 7pm from September (BST) to February (GMT) (with a break over Christmas and New Year).

Contact jen@scotfishmuseum.org for more information and the Zoom details to join.

More information on knitting and fishing at www.scottishgansey.org.uk. Knitters of all abilities welcome.

We look forward to seeing you!

One, Two Three Four Five...

One, Two Three Four Five...

01 October 2021 10:00 - 01 October 2021 12:00

Once I caught a fish alive!

We can’t promise live fish, but there will be lots of fishy songs, rhymes and activities when we drop in to Dreel Babies and Toddlers for Maths Week!

Join Jen for this fun session exploring numeracy, patterns and problem solving - it’s never too early for maths!

Friday 1st October, 10 am - 12 pm

Dreel Halls, Anstruther

For more information contact Julia at Dreel Babies and Toddlers.

Hidden Habitat - exploring the Dreel Burn

Hidden Habitat - exploring the Dreel Burn

21 October 2021 10:00 - 21 October 2021 14:00

Join scientists from the Sediment Ecology Research Group (SERG) of the Scottish Oceans Institute to survey the tidal margins of the Dreel Burn

10 am – 2 pm, Thursday 21st October

come along and get stuck in

(wear wellies and warm clothes if you want to get muddy)

at the Dreel Burn and Dreel Halls, Anstruther

no booking required, children must be accompanied by an adult

Transitional waters, where the freshwater from rivers and burns meets the sea, are vitally important habitats. Learn how these ecosystems are responding to climate change and play your part in protecting them. Open to all – no previous experience required.

Part of Culture at COP - see https://www.cultureatcop.com/ for full events listings.

Family Learning Roadshow

Family Learning Roadshow

20 October 2021 14:00 - 20 October 2021 16:00

Join us at the next Fife Family Learning Roadshow at Cambo Estate, Kingsbarns.

Wednesday 20th October

2pm - 4pm

Getting Cosy and Staying Busy in Autumn with the wonderful natural material - Wool!

Learn a little bit about the famous woolly jumpers (Ganseys) worn by fishermen on board to help them stay warm. See some wool being spun, have a go yorself, and pick up a simple kit to try knitting your own little square at home - this could be the perfect (relaxing and rewarding) hobby you never knew you needed in your life this season!

Whiskers and Whispers

Whiskers and Whispers

31 October 2021 10:00 - 31 October 2021 16:00

A spooky trail for the October holidays

at the Scottish Fisheries Museum

9th to 31st October 2021

“Be careful as you climb the stairs, I swear I saw a mouse sat there…”

As the days get shorter and the shadows longer, the museum buildings come to life in a different way…

Listen carefully and you may hear the footsteps of fishermen long gone, the creepy creakings of soot-blackened rafters and the hurried scurries of shy little creatures as they disappear into dark corners, eager to escape the beady eyes of Kipper the Cat!

Can you help our feline friend track down the 10 mischievous mice hiding in the galleries?

FREE with museum admission

Please book online or drop by to see if we have entry times available.

Buckland Lecture 2021

Buckland Lecture 2021

11 November 2021 17:15 - 11 November 2021 18:30

The Buckland Foundation presents:

Resurrection: the fall and rise of industry participation in fisheries science

by Steven Mackinson, Chief Scientific Officer, Scottish Pelagic Fishermen’s Association

5.15 pm, 11th November

Booth Lecture Theatre, Medical Building

University of St Andrews, KY16 9AJ

Free and open to all - book your ticket online:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-fall-and-rise-of-industry-participation-in-fisheries-science-tickets-191745444787

Knit and Natter

Knit and Natter

28 October 2021 19:00 - 28 October 2021 20:00

Our informal, online get-together for all things woolly and wonderful!

Are you interested in knitting, ganseys and want to meet for a knit and a natter? Join us on Zoom for a friendly get together to share your knitting projects, ask questions and enjoy a gansey gaggle!

Make a cup of tea, pull up a chair and join us on the 28th of October at 7pm (BST) and then on the last Thursday of the month to February (with a break over Christmas and New Year).

Contact jen@scotfishmuseum.org for more information and the Zoom details to join.

More information on knitting and fishing at https://scottishgansey.org.uk/. Knitters of all abilities welcome.

We look forward to seeing you!

Knit and Natter

Knit and Natter

25 November 2021 19:00 - 25 November 2021 20:00

Our informal, online get-together for all things woolly and wonderful!

Are you interested in knitting, ganseys and want to meet for a knit and a natter? Join us on Zoom for a friendly get together to share your knitting projects, ask questions and enjoy a gansey gaggle!

Make a cup of tea, pull up a chair and join us on the 25th of November at 7pm (GMT) and then on the last Thursday of the month to February (with a break over Christmas and New Year).

Contact jen@scotfishmuseum.org for more information and the Zoom details to join.

More information on knitting and fishing at https://scottishgansey.org.uk/. Knitters of all abilities welcome.

We look forward to seeing you!

East Sands Beach Clean Up

East Sands Beach Clean Up

20 November 2021 10:00 - 20 November 2021 13:00

Do your bit to fight back against pollution in our oceans.

As an introduction to next year’s exhibition ‘When it Rains, We Harvest/Cuando Llueve, Cosechamos: El Niño and Abundance in a Peruvian Fishing Community’ curated in collaboration with the University of St Andrews, Museum and Gallery students invite you to come along and help clean up East Sands beach!

Saturday 20th November, 10am - 1pm

Bin bags, gloves and (most importantly!) hot chocolate will be provided. There is no need to sign up or get tickets as this is a free, drop-in event.

Donations towards the collaborative exhibition (opening March 2022) would be appreciated.

Book Week Scotland

Book Week Scotland

19 November 2021 10:00 - 19 November 2021 12:00

We join Dreel Babies and Toddlers to Celebrate Stories

As the theme of this year’s Book Week theme is ‘Celebration’, we’re going to share some fabulous children’s books which celebrate life in, on and by the sea on Friday morning.

Friday 19th November, 10am - 12pm

Dreel Halls, Anstruther

Please come along with your baby or toddler, and feel free to bring a book you’d like to celebrate too!

Knit and Natter

Knit and Natter

27 January 2022 19:00 - 27 January 2022 20:00

Our informal, online get-together for all things woolly and wonderful!

Are you interested in knitting, ganseys and want to meet for a knit and a natter? Join us on Zoom for a friendly get together to share your knitting projects, ask questions and enjoy a gansey gaggle!

After the Christmas festivities it’s time to unwind so make a cup of tea, pull up a chair and join us on the 27th of January at 7pm (GMT).

Special Guests: We will be joined by Astrid Adams and Janice Snowball to talk to us about the Williams Gansey Project!

Contact jen@scotfishmuseum.org for more information and the Zoom details to join.

More information on knitting and fishing at https://scottishgansey.org.uk/. Knitters of all abilities welcome.

We look forward to seeing you!

Knit and Natter

Knit and Natter

24 February 2022 19:00 - 24 February 2022 20:00

Our informal, online get-together for all things woolly and wonderful!

Are you interested in knitting, ganseys and want to meet for a knit and a natter? Join us on Zoom for a friendly get together to share your knitting projects, ask questions and enjoy a gansey gaggle!

While its cold and dark outside, coorie in, pull up a chair and join us on the 24th of February at 7pm (GMT) for our last Knit and Natter of the winter.

Contact jen@scotfishmuseum.org for more information and the Zoom details to join.

More information on knitting and fishing at https://scottishgansey.org.uk/. Knitters of all abilities welcome.

We look forward to seeing you!

Museum Closed for Christmas and New Year

Museum Closed for Christmas and New Year

05 January 2022 10:00 - 05 January 2022 16:00

The Museum is closed from the 20th of December for Christmas and New Year.

We re-open on Wednesday the 5th of January and look forward to seeing you then.

Best wishes for the festive season from all at the Scottish Fisheries Museum!

Christmas Crafts at the Sun Tavern

Christmas Crafts at the Sun Tavern

11 December 2021 13:30 - 11 December 2021 15:30

The Festive Season is here!

Need a wee break from holiday planning?

To celebrate the opening of our Knitting the Herring exhibition, we’ll be hosting a woollen-themed crafts session in the Sun Tavern!

Have a go at making hanging ornaments, gansey patterned cards, or learn some simple finger knitting techniques (no needles required!).

For more information, please contact kathy@scotfishmuseum.org or visit our Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1223110104865484

We can’t wait to see you there!

**New Dates** Book-making with Frances Law: A Hands-on Workshop

**New Dates** Book-making with Frances Law: A Hands-on Workshop

26 March 2022 10:00 - 26 March 2022 16:00

_Following the postponement of this event due to Storm Dudley, we’re happy to announce that this workshop has been rescheduled for the 26th of March in the Sun Tavern!

In this workshop, children will learn about composition, colour, texture, and design and how to make a book filled with sea creatures and marine life that can be taken away at the end of the session.

This event is part of “When it Rains, We Harvest/Cuando Llueve, Cosechamos”, a student exhibition by the University of St Andrews opening on 11th of March 2022!

This workshop is suitable for children aged 8-12. Children must be accompanied by adults.

Book a place via Eventbrite: https://buff.ly/3rA8Y9Z

After School Valentine's Crafts at the Sun Tavern!

After School Valentine's Crafts at the Sun Tavern!

08 February 2022 15:30 - 08 February 2022 16:30
After school drop-in event - no booking required!

Join us at the Scottish Fisheries Museum for our first crafts session of the year! With Valentine’s Day coming up, we’ll be taking inspiration from some traditional gansey patterns!

Come along, grab a free hot chocolate, and have a go at making:

Valentine’s Cards, Woven Bracelets, and Threaded Hearts

Check out our events page on Facebook: https://buff.ly/3giXsuF

We can’t wait to see you there!

This is a family event, so parents must accompany children at all times. Please visit the Visit Safely page on our website for information related to the museum and COVID-19: https://www.scotfishmuseum.org/visit-safely.php
If you have any questions about the event, please get in touch at kathy@scotfishmuseum.org
Guts Galore: Celebrating the Role of Women in Scotland's Fishing Trade
The Scottish Fisheries Museum is excited to present “Guts Galore: Celebrating the Role of Women in Scotland’s Fishing Trade” for Women’s History Month!

Join us on Wednesday, 9th March for an afternoon of talks from guest speakers in arts and academia, who’ll share their work on different aspects of the historic role of women in the Scottish fishing industry.

This conference will be held over Zoom so that anyone can attend. A Q&A will follow each presentation, with a further opportunity to ask more questions and develop discussion towards the end.

Register today via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/guts-galore-celebrating-the-role-of-women-in-scotlands-fishing-trade-tickets-251991622727

General admission is free, but we do ask that you consider supporting us by adding a donation. All proceeds will go towards paying our speakers!

BioBlitz!

BioBlitz!

04 April 2022 10:00 - 04 April 2022 14:00

No booking required! Please dress warmly!

We’ll be kicking off the Easter holidays with the return of BioBlitz!

Join us on the 4th of April and work with scientists from the Sediment Ecology Research Group (SERG) of the Scottish Oceans Institute to survey the tidal margins of the Dreel Burn. Come explore how ecosystems such as these are responding to climate change and how you can play your part in protecting them!

This event is running in partnership with the Anstruther Improvements Association and the University of St Andrews’ Sediment Ecology Research Group (SERG).
Part of the Loving Earth Project exhibition events programme (18.03.22 - 15.05.22).
Cupcake Cores Workshop

Cupcake Cores Workshop

13 April 2022 10:00 - 13 April 2022 13:00

Location: Sun Tavern | Time: 10 - 11am and 12 - 1pm

One of the many jobs of a geologist is to understand the make up of the rock layers below the Earth’s surface. In this interactive workshop, children will reimagine core sampling techniques to explore the layers in cupcakes (and eat them afterwards!).

Free, but spaces are limited - to view allergy information and book a place, click here: https://scottish-fisheries-museum.eventbrite.co.uk/

This workshop is suitable for children aged 6-10 years, and an ideal parent-child activity.

Parents and guardians must accompany children for the duration of the workshop.

This workshop is part of the engagement programme for the When It Rains, We Harvest/Cuando Llueve, Cosechamos exhibition, organised by students from the University of St Andrews. On display in the Scottish Fisheries Museum until the 19th of June.
Weave Your Waste!

Weave Your Waste!

30 April 2022 11:00 - 30 April 2022 15:30

Location: Education Centre | Time: 11am- 12:30pm and 2pm - 3:30pm

Be inspired by the Loving Earth Project panels in the Zulu Gallery and join us as we weave away our waste!

In this workshop we’ll learn how to weave together old plastic bags and found material to make some useful and new. Each participant will have a new skill and an upcycled coaster to take away at the end (all craft materials will be provided!).

Free, but spaces are limited - book your place via Eventbrite: https://scottish-fisheries-museum.eventbrite.co.uk/

This workshop is suitable for anyone aged 8+

Parents must accompany children for the duration of the workshop.

This workshop is part of the events programming for the Loving Earth Project, exhibiting in the Zulu Gallery from the 18th of March until the 15th of May.
Talk:

Join us for our first in-person talk of the year!

As part of our Snapshots of Memory exhibition in the Merchant’s Room, Kevin Dunion, Vice-Chair of the Museum and Chair of the Kilrenny and Anstruther Burgh Collection, will present: “Tracing everyday life in Anstruther and Cellardyke - what have we kept, what have we lost”.

The talk will last approximately 40 minutes, after which there will be refreshments with time for discussion and to view the exhibition.

Free, with donation for teas and coffees. Booking is preferred, but arrivals on the night are welcome! Reserve a ticket here: https://scottish-fisheries-museum.eventbrite.co.uk/

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Abstract:

Over the past 100 years most aspects of everyday life in our community - including work, leisure, education, religion and transport - have changed. But what memories have we kept and what evidence have we recorded to mark the transformation, whether gradual or sudden? Family photos and memoirs provide important insights into real life experience. Drawing on items and documents held by the Kilrenny and Anstruther Burgh Collection, Kevin Dunion shows how things we might overlook, such as school magazines and prizes, tourist postcards, advertising material for businesses and events are stepping stones to the past. In which case what should we collect about our recent life here in the East Neuk to pass on to future generations?

Kevin Dunion is Honorary Professor in the School of Social Sciences , University of Dundee. He is Vice-Chair of the Scottish Fisheries Museum Trust and Chair of the Kilrenny and Anstruther Burgh Collection.
Jumble Sale for Ukraine

Jumble Sale for Ukraine

16 April 2022 10:00 - 16 April 2022 14:00

The REAPER Crew at the Scottish Fisheries Museum are holding a Jumble Sale in aid of Ukraine.

Saturday 16th April, 10am - 2pm

Outside the Museum’s Boat Yard – just opposite the car park on the shore.

Lots of games, toys, kitchen & glassware with mirrors, art, jewels & trinkets. Come along for a rummage.

All proceeds to support Ukraine - we look forward to seeing you!

Loving Earth Arts Session

Loving Earth Arts Session

12 May 2022 15:30 - 12 May 2022 16:30

Drop-in event - No booking required

Join us for our next after school arts and crafts session in the Sun Tavern!

Inspired by the Loving Earth Project, we’ll be creating a giant, eco-themed frieze. Come along explore the environmental themes important to protecting marine life and let your creative juices flow!

All arts and crafts materials will be provided, as well as free hot chocolate, squash and biscuits! Donations are welcome to help top up our snacks fund!

This event is open to all children. Adults/guardians must accompany children to the event.

What's in Space?

What's in Space?

19 May 2022 15:30 - 19 May 2022 16:30

What’s in Space? And what does it do up there?

Join Astronomer Dr Anne-Marie Weijmans of the University of St Andrews in this interactive talk to look at planets, stars, satellites and all the other things that we can find in space. We’ll start with describing our favourite objects in space, and will then spend some time learning more about them. At the end of the session there will be time to ask all your space-related questions, and Anne-Marie will do her best to answer them all!

Pre-booking is not essential, however spaces may be limited - please contact us if you are interested in coming along to avoid disappointment.

This event is suitable for ages 8-12 and will be held in the Sun Tavern.

A Lagoon Feast: Fishing in the Sechura Desert

A Lagoon Feast: Fishing in the Sechura Desert

20 June 2022 18:00 - 20 June 2022 19:00
Doors open at 5:45PM
Free, but spaces are limited - book your place now!

Join us on Monday, 20th of June, where we’ll be joined by Professor Nina Laurie and Dr Tania Mendo from the University of St Andrews to explore fishing harvests and fishing communities in the Sechura Desert of Peru.

This exciting talk is part of the exhibition programming for “When It Rains, We Harvest/Cuando Llueve, Cosechamos”, exhibiting in the Scottish Fisheries Museum until the 20th of June. This exhibition and event are being organised by students from the Museum and Galleries Studies programme at the University of St Andrews. Following the talk, there will be an opportunity for a last chance viewing of the exhibition!

Further information and tickets are available through Eventbrite here!

Abstract:

“For millennia people living in the northern desert of Peru have taken advantage of the periodic but unpredictable rains known as the El Niño Phenomenon which come every few years to coastal Peru. Temporary lagoons provide abundant fishing opportunities at moments when catches from the sea cannot be relied upon. What lessons can this corner of Peru offer about how to make fishing communities more resilient in the context of climate change?”

Model Boats Club Exhibition - Anstruther Harbour Festival

Model Boats Club Exhibition - Anstruther Harbour Festival

03 June 2022 10:00 - 05 June 2022 16:00

The Model Boats Club will be hosting their annual exhibition as part of this year’s Anstruther Harbour Festival!

Take a look at the best of what the Club has been working on this year!

3rd-5th of June 2022

10am - 4pm every day in the Sun Tavern and Workshop

We look forward to seeing you there!

Please note that entry to these venues is external to the Museum.

Come Aboard the Reaper! - Anstruther Harbour Festival

Come Aboard the Reaper! - Anstruther Harbour Festival

03 June 2022 10:00 - 05 June 2022 16:00

Join the Boats Club members on our flagship Reaper!

Celebrate Anstruther Harbour Festival and the recent refit of the Reaper by coming aboard. Experience this important piece of Scottish fishing history up close!

3rd - 5th of June 2022

10am - 4pm every day opposite the Scottish Fisheries Museum main entrance.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Boats Club at the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival, Portsoy

Boats Club at the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival, Portsoy

17 June 2022 10:00 - 19 June 2022 16:00

Our Boats Club will be making an appearance at the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival in Portsoy, Aberdeenshire.

17th - 19th June

Portsoy Harbour, all day

Be sure to say hello to the Club’s volunteers if you’re there, and get a closer look at our vessel White Wing.

Boats Club at the Cellardyke Sea Queen Festival

Boats Club at the Cellardyke Sea Queen Festival

25 June 2022 10:00 - 25 June 2022 17:00

Our Boats Club will be making an appearance at the Cellardyke Sea Queen Festival.

Saturday, 25th of June

Cellardyke Harbour, all day

Be sure to say hello to the Club’s volunteers if you’re there, and get a closer look at our vessel White Wing.

For more information about the history and tradition of the Cellardyke Sea Queen Festival, click here: https://www.cellardyketrust.org/cellardyke-sea-queen-festival/.

Model Boats Club meet up at Craigtoun Country Park

19 June 2022 10:00 - 19 June 2022 14:00

Ever been curious about model boats as a hobby?

Our Model Boats Club will be meeting at the sailing pond in Craigtoun Country Park in St Andrews from 10am this Sunday.

Come and see a selection of model Radio Controlled boats owned and operated by members, who are always happy to chat and give others a go!

Model Boats Club meet up at Craigtoun Country Park - Craigtoun Country Fayre

Ever been curious about model boats as a hobby?

Our Model Boats Club will be meeting at the sailing pond in Craigtoun Country Park in St Andrews from 10am.

Come and see a selection of model Radio Controlled boats owned and operated by members, who are always happy to chat and give others a go!

Salt Dough Sea Creatures Workshop

Salt Dough Sea Creatures Workshop

20 July 2022 11:00 - 20 July 2022 12:30

Join us for our first event of the summer holidays!

Inspired by the history of sea-salt making in the Forth being explored in our Positive Currents exhibition, we’ll be making our favourite (real or imaginary) sea creatures out of salt dough!

This workshop is £3 per child and suitable for ages 8+. Children must be accompanied by an adult during the workshop.

Reserve your ticket via Art Tickets here or contact us at the Museum! Spaces are limited, so book today - we can’t wait to see you there!

Life on Earth and Other Worlds

Life on Earth and Other Worlds

10 August 2022 11:00 - 10 August 2022 12:00

Why is Earth such a good place for life? How would that change if we lived on a planet with a different Sun, or without a moon?

Astronomer Anne-Marie Weijmans returns with another fun-filled workshop to explore what makes life possible on Earth and what life on other worlds could be like!

This workshop is free and suitable for children aged 8-12.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Pre-booking for this event is not essential, however our Sun Tavern has limited space, so we encourage you to reserve a spot to avoid disappointment! Reserve your ticket via Art Tickets here or contact us at the Museum!

East Neuk Summer Family Learning Roadshow!

East Neuk Summer Family Learning Roadshow!

03 August 2022 14:00 - 03 August 2022 16:00

The East Neuk Family Learning Roadshow is back!

We’ve partnered with a hosted of other local charities to bring you a fun-filled afternoon of family learning activities!

Join us (for free!) at the Dreel Halls, Anstruther between 2-4PM on Wednesday, the 3rd of August.

Find us in the halls to craft your very own seabird glider and learn more about the incredible wildlife in the Firth of Forth. Part of our events programming for our Positive Currents exhibition.

Meet the Artist: Janette Kerr

Meet the Artist: Janette Kerr

06 August 2022 11:00 - 06 August 2022 12:00

Join us for the opportunity to meet artist Janette Kerr, whose installation, Confusing Shadow with Substance, is on show in the Zulu Gallery from 6th of August - 26th of September.

Come along to learn more about Janette’s project and her artistic process.

Admission is free, with donations for refreshments. Reserve your place on Art Tickets.

More information about the art project can be found on our website here.

Janette is also exhibiting at this year’s Pittenweem Arts Festival as an invited artist.

Traditional Whaling Songs performed by Peter Shepheard and Arthur Watson

Traditional Whaling Songs performed by Peter Shepheard and Arthur Watson

10 August 2022 14:00 - 10 August 2022 16:00

Date: Saturday, 10th of September

Time: 2PM onwards (a second performance at 3PM, subject to demand)

Location: Historic Boatyard, the Scottish Fisheries Museum

In celebration of Scotland’s Year of Stories 2022 and the “Arctic Ventures: Forgotten Stories of Scottish Whaling” exhibition in our Scottish Whaling Gallery, we’re delighted to welcome folk musicians Pete Shepheard and Arthur Watson, who’ll be performing traditional whaling songs in our Historic Boatyard.

Advanced tickets: £5 (but will also be available on the door!)

Tickets available on Art Tickets - all are welcome!

A bar will also be available.
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