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Anstruther
Title: Anstruther
Description: Anstruther is the largest of the East Neuk of Fife's fishing towns. It's also home to the Scottish Fisheries Museum and is the starting point for boat trips to the Isle of May. The Royal Charter was awarded in 1587 and the town built its reputation as one the busiest ports in the country with Herring being the main catch.

The following pictures take you on a tour of Anstruther from west to east.

Date: April 2006
Anstruther - Beach
Title: Anstruther - Beach
Description: With the tide at low level, the beach is revealed in this view to the west towards Anstruther Wester Church, now a school hall. The church was originally built in 1243 and was extended in 1845. The Dreel Burn flows between the houses, on Castle Street, and the cemetery and separates Wester from Easter Anstruther.
Date: April 2006
Anstruther - Castle Street
Title: Anstruther - Castle Street
Description: This row of houses on Castle Street sits nearest to the waters edge, at the entrance to the Dreel Burn. To the left of the picture is Wightman's Wynd where the remains of Dreel Castle were incorporated into the walls of the houses. The castle had an interesting history, being built during the reign of David I and visited by Mary, Queen of Scots in 1565. Later it was occupied by Cromwells forces.
Date: April 2006
Anstruther - Murray Library
Title: Anstruther - Murray Library
Description: The Victorian Murray Library (built 1908) stands out amongst the surrounding buildings on the seafront. It was donated by David Murray (1830-1907) who made his wealth in Adelaide, Australia and is buried in Anstruther.
Date: April 2006
Anstruther - Shore Street
Title: Anstruther - Shore Street
Description: Shore Street runs from the western edge of the seafront from where this picture was taken to the Fisheries Museum.
Date: April 2006
Anstruther - Shore Street from the Harbour
Title: Anstruther - Shore Street from the Harbour
Description: Along Shore Street there are many cafes and specialist shops making Ansturther an ideal weekend getaway for small boat owners.
Date: April 2006
Anstruther Harbour
Title: Anstruther Harbour
Description: This view of Anstruther Harbour shows how pleasure craft have replaced fishing as the main nautical adventure. Most fishing boats now catch shellfish instead of the traditional Herring.
Date: April 2006
Anstruther - Lighthouse
Title: Anstruther - Lighthouse
Description: This view shows the Lighthouse at the end of the harbour walls. It was built in 1880 to commemerate Dr Thomas Chalmers (1780-1847), a famous Scottish scientist who studied at St. Andrews University from the age of 12.
Date: April 2006
Anstruther - Outer Harbour
Title: Anstruther - Outer Harbour
Description: This view of the outer harbour shows the Lighthouse and North Berwick Law across the Firth of Forth.
Date: April 2006
Anstruther - Eastern Harbour
Title: Anstruther - Eastern Harbour
Description: The Eastern Harbour is where the Isle of May boat trips start. This view shows an old-fashioned sailing ship.
Date: April 2006
Anstruther - Scottish Fisheries Museum
Title: Anstruther - Scottish Fisheries Museum
Description: The Scottish Fisheries Museum is the national museum detailing the history of fishing on the East Coast of Scotland and beyond. As well as the many exhibits, there is a boatyard with full size ships and a fishermans cottage to explore.
Date: April 2006
Anstruther - Scottish Fisheries Museum
Title: Anstruther - Scottish Fisheries Museum
Description: This view shows the main courtyard and exhibition building of the museum.
Date: April 2006
Anstruther - Shore Street
Title: Anstruther - Shore Street
Description: This view shows Shore Street from the Fisheries Museum.
Date: April 2006
Anstruther - North Carr Lightship
Title: Anstruther - North Carr Lightship
Description: Anstruther was once home to the North Carr Lightship which used to sit in the harbour. The lighship was one of the few floating Lighthouses which used to be placed around the coast of Scotland.
Date: April 1993
Anstruther - North Carr Lightship
Title: Anstruther - North Carr Lightship
Description: Another view of the lighship as it sits in the harbour.
Date: April 1993
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