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Anstruther Harbour Festival Plans: June 4 & 5 Event

Sun 14 Feb 16

Anstruther's Harbour Festival ( is now in place for the weekend of June 4 & 5.

The event intends to build on last year's successful Festival, which had more visitors, more entertainment, and more activities than ever before.

Starting on Saturday morning, June 4 at 10 am, the City of St. Andrews pipe band marches from the Waid Academy down Rodger Street to the harbour front and officially opens the Festival. Traditional music and Scottish dance is showcased as the Dunedin Dancers perform in the afternoon, and an evening (7-11pm) dance with popular favourites Nackytoosh Ceilidh Band ends the day.

Thereafter, the traditional Muster and Classic Boats are visiting from other UK ports for viewing in the harbour, window shops can be carefully looked at as they compete in a "best decorated window" contest, and nearby side streets with charming pan-tiled fishing cottages set on cobbled streets are worth a walk and a look.

Beachside, the Scottish Submariners Association holds their Memorial Service at noontime, and the St. Ayles Rowing Club will challenge boat teams from other locations in the Inner Harbour.

Kids activities and entertainment will be in the large marquee and along the shore front, and East Neuk Open Studios artists will help kids with crafts projects. Music for all ages and tastes will be performed throughout the whole weekend, continuing the festive atmosphere.

The Food, Arts and Crafts marquee brings the best of artisan craftsmanship to the Festival, with a tasty selection of food products for home enjoyment, and jewellery, artwork, decorative items, textiles, and ceramics offer an enticing selection to treat yourself with or use as gifts.

Sunday morning starts with a very-well-attended harbour-side church service at 11 am and afterwards, the harbour front is again active and busy with music, activities, entertainment, and the Food , Arts and Crafts marquee, before with the Festival weekend winds up with a Sunday night dance (band to be announced).

The Scottish Fisheries Museum ( has their Open Day on Saturday, June 4, and the museum will have free entry, as their displays and special exhibits are opened to visitors. The Reaper, the SFM's sailing drifter, is expected to be in the harbour welcoming passengers on-board to view the boat, and the Fisher Lad and Fisher Lass will both be brought into the harbour aboard the Reaper prior to their crowning ceremonies.

Updated information, schedules of events and entertainment, and more Festival details can be found at, or on the town's webpage at www.Anstruther.Info.

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