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Anstruther Harbour Festival

Anstruther Harbour Festival

03 September 2021 10:00 - 05 September 2021 21:30

Fèis Chala An t-sruthair

3rd - 5th of September 2021

We look forward to welcoming you to Anstruther Harbour for a fun filled weekend! The festival is free to attend with the exception of our opening night Skipinnish concert.

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.


  • Headline Act - Skipinnish
  • 10 metre puppet STORM
  • Music Programme
  • Traditional music, dance and song
  • Street Performers
  • Craft and Food Market Stalls
  • Muster
  • Online Programme
  • Pirate Olympics

To book Skipinnish tickets visit Eventbrite

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

Loss + Resilience

Loss + Resilience

23 August 2021

A study in photography and film into the social world of Hull’s fishing community by Simon Sharp

Merchant's Room : Arthur Nuttall Autumn Exhibition

We are really happy to welcome back retired Anster fisherman-turned-painter Arthur Nuttall to our Merchant’s Room this September.

Superstition and Witchcraft  in Scottish Fishing Communities

Merchant’s Room display exploring some of these longstanding practices and beliefs.

Merchant's Room : Emily Noakes and Caroline MacDonald Winter Exhibition

A new selection of photographic scenes from two of our regular exhibitors

Knitting the Herring

Knitting the Herring

10 December 2021

The history, uses, creativity and traditions held within fisherman’s ganseys and incorporating SHOAL, an artwork created by knitters from across Scotland and beyond.

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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