Anstruther harbourAnstruther is a busy place especially in the summer as it is a popular holiday destination. It boasts one of the best fish and chip shops in Scotland that has won numerous awards over the years.  At the far end of Anstruther across from the pier, is the National Fisheries museum which documents the trials and tribulations of the fishing industry. The Museum occupies 27,000sq ft including two “A” listed buildings – a Merchant house (1724) and an Abbot's lodging (16th C), both with fishing associations. In addition to the original courtyard and buildings there is now a covered boatyard and the latest gallery housing a 78 ft “ZULU” fishing vessel dating from the very early 1900s.


Opposite the fishing museum at the pier is the boat the “May Princess” which takes visitors over to the Isle of May which lies about five miles offshore.  The island is an important National Nature Reserve owned and run by Scottish Natural Heritage and is a major seabird sanctuary where Puffins, Guillemot, Razorbill, Cormorant, Shag, Eiderduck and many more can be seen there. On the island there is also the remains of a 12th Century monastery and the oldest light house in Scotland. The May Princess trips run daily from April through to September.

 

 

 

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