Anstruther or Anster is the largest and busiest of the ‘East of Neuk’ coastal towns. It was, until 50 years ago, a busy fishing village, but the demise of the North Sea herring shoals around this time saw fishing disappear.
The history of fishing, from the earliest times to the present day, can be remembered by a visit to the Scottish Fisheries Museum. Anstruther is now a bustling town with a variety of shops, pubs and excellent restaurants, mainly specialising in seafood.
Anstruther is an ideal stepping off point for sea angling trips, or visiting the Isle of May Nature Reserve on the ‘May Princess’.