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Celebrating Seafood in the East Neuk of Fife ...


'Neuk' is the old Scots word for corner, and the 'East Neuk' is the name given to the area of land that runs around the Eastern peninsula of Fife. The delightful East Neuk villages, nestling amongst the natural harbours of the coastline, are testimony to the strong heritage of sea-fishing that still lives on in the Kingdom.

The award winning Scottish Fisheries Museum in Anstruther tells the story of the fishing industry and its people from the earliest times to the present date. With model and real boats, fishing gear, costumes and many fine paintings on display, a visit to the Museum makes for an exceptional day out.

The Crail Museum and Heritage Centre also provides an insight into the past life of this Royal Burgh and its seafaring tradition.

The St Monans Saltpans are another part of the area's industrial heritage dating from the 18th century. Visitors can still see the windmill tower, which is a scheduled ancient monument, adjacent to the Fife Coastal Path.


The Scottish Fisheries Museum

The Scottish Fisheries Museum
St Ayles, Harbourhead,
Tel 01333 310628
Monday-Saturday 10am-5.30pm,
Sunday 11am-5pm
Monday-Saturday 10am-4.30pm,
Sunday 12pm-4.30pm
Adult: £3.50, OAP: £2.80 Child: free if accompanied

Crail Museum and Heritage Centre
62/64 Marketgate,
Tel 01333 450869
April & May:
Weekends and Public Holidays
June - September:
Monday-Saturday 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm
Sunday 2pm-5pm
Admission Free

St Monans Windmill
July and August daily 12 noon - 4pm
Outwith these times collect key from Spar shop or
Post Office (£5 deposit)
Admission Free

The windmill near St Monans


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Original site funded as part of the East Neuk Seafood Initiative (2002)