The image top is looking across Anstruther
The second image is of the Market Cross on
Shore Street that runs alongside the Harbour.
This area has a good selection of Cafes,
Diners, Ice Cream, and Fish and Chip Shops.
The Promenade runs alongside the Harbour to
the Scottish Fisheries Museum and small
The Scottish Fisheries Museum
opened in 1969, giving information on Fishing
along the Fife Coast from Early Times - 2000s.
This is a large Museum in a number of
buildings, including a 1500s Abbot's lodging,
and a 1700s Merchant's house, also with a
Boat Trips to
the Isle of May,
about 5 miles out from Anstruther, run most
days from 1st April to 30th September.
Osprey of Anstruther
provide Fast RIB trips to the Isle of May from
April to September.
These trips normally allow you to view,
Guillemots, Razorbill's, Shags, Gannets, Grey
Seals, Porpoise, Dolphin, and the odd Whale. On
the Island are the remains of Monasteries from
the 500s and 1100s. There are also three
Lighthouses, with one the Oldest in
There are two Churches by the Harbour in
Anstruther, the West Parish
Church to the southwest built in the 1500s,
and Parish Church
built in 1634 to the north, both easily found
as they can be seen from the Harbour.
Club is on the south side of the Town,
founded in 1891. There is a Tower on the Golf
Course that serves as the Anstruther World War
The name Anstruther is thought to be from
Gaelic, meaning One Burn. The Town grew around
Sea Fishing, mainly Herring.
1225 - the earliest record of a Lord
Anstruther was mentioned in a Charter.