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Beach Clean

Beach Clean

15 September 2019 10:09 - 15 September 2019

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

Sunday 15th September, 10am – 1pm

By Sea, Land and Air: Scottish Fishing Communities and World War II

Open ONLINE: To mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, we explore the role played by Scotland’s fishing communities during the Second World War.

Photography Exhibition by Emily Noakes and Caroline MacDonald

To brighten up these weird, wintry days come and enjoy something warming from our tearoom and browse these lovely photos by Emily and Caroline in our Merchant’s Room.



20 December 2020

An online exhibition of knitted herring inspired by the unique knitting heritage of coastal fishing communities of Scotland.

By the Seaside: Heritage, Healing and New Horizons

The role the sea plays in emotional, mental and physical well-being.

Boats, Fish and Folk: 50 years of Scottish fishing

To celebrate the museum’s 50th anniversary, we focus on the last 50 years of the fishing industry charting the changes to the fleets, the harbours, the livelihoods and the lives of those who work to put fish on our tables.

Merchant's Room : East Neuk Unearthed

With this exhibition we travel through time to discover the history that lies hidden all around us and in the earth beneath our feet.

Merchant's Room : SFM @ 50

Merchant's Room : SFM @ 50

05 November 2019

As part of a series of events and exhibitions designed to celebrate the Museum’s anniversary year we are holding an exhibition of the Museum’s development over the last 50 years

Sea Change

Sea Change

10 January 2020

Now open ON-SITE and ONLINE: We look to the future to explore what the seas, and the fishing industry, will be like 50 years from now.

Mr Darwin's Fishes

Mr Darwin's Fishes

10 January 2020

The early days of natural history research, as conducted by Charles Darwin on his voyage to South America.

The Mermaid Chronicle

The Mermaid Chronicle

04 March 2020

Dive into the mythical world of the mermaid and other fantastical sea creatures.

The Scottish Fisheries Museum Trust Ltd
St Ayles, Harbourhead, Anstruther, Fife KY10 3AB
Tel (within UK): 01333 310628
Tel (from outside UK): +44 1333 310628
Charity Number: SC 006185 VAT Reg Number: 270 2790 64
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