All hands on deck for the Harbour Fest

Anstruther Harbour
Anstruther Harbour

Plans are sailing along nicely for the forthcoming Anstruther Harbour Festival.

Being held from August 8 to 11, the event will incorporate the annual Muster of boats and promises to be bigger and better than ever.

“It will be a real spectacle,” said chairman Ken Lawson.

“With about 80 visiting yachts, old classic boats and more than 150 vessels in the harbour, and the support of the community and shops and businesses, the place is really going to come alive.”

A shorefront marquee will host music and dance performances, cooking demonstrations and other entertainment, while nightly dances at the Town Hall will round off each day.

Kids activities will include an afternoon of fun at Bankie Park and a puppet show by Puppets & Co at Anstruther Church.

Skiffs from Anstruther, Pittenweem, Crail and Newburgh will be adding a bit of competition with a rowing regatta while The Langtoun Model Boat Club will have boats on display, and the much larger ‘Reaper’ will be open to the public.

The Scottish Fisheries Museum is hosting various exhibits and displaying boats from the Fisheries Model Boat Club and RNLI rescue boats, Fire Service, and the coastguard will also be present at various times, with RNLI doing its always popular barbecue cook-out of burgers and kippers.

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