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Coastal Knowledge


Anstruther is an old fishing port in the East Neuk of Scotland. It boasts a fantastic Fisheries Museum, wonderful rock pools and some great fish and chip shops. You can sail from here to visit the Isle of May, which hosts puffins, arctic terns and many other sea birds. Dolphins and seals are frequently spotted from the harbour wall, and beautiful coastal paths stretch in both directions – towards Pittenweem and Crail. The Anstruther lifeboat station is worth a visit. It has been saving lives in the Firth of Forth since 1865.

Alice Konig

This page is part of Coastal Knowledge, an online exhibition mapping some of the amazing places on the coast of Scotland.  It includes pictures, memories, artworks, stories and videos submitted by a variety of people including scientists, artists, coastal dwellers, tourists, and community organisations.  We want to share the beauty of the Scottish coast, but also its vital role in the day-to-day lives of people in Scotland- for example, its many industrial roles.

This exhibition is dynamic and ongoing- and we’d love for you to share contributions for it too!  To learn more and submit your own coastal knowledge, visit the main page of the exhibition.

coastal knowledge exhibition