The popular annual Anstruther Muster, hosted by the town’s sailing club, is expected to attract around 100 visiting boats to the busy East Neuk harbour over the next few days.

From today until Sunday the harbour area will be buzzing with activity as boats from all over the east of Scotland and further afield make the voyage.

“Food from Fife” will have a presence at the event, and is supporting a small number of cookery demonstrations aimed helping sailors provide simple but healthy meals on board their boats.

The demonstrations will take place on Thursday and Friday, and the chefs include Julien Poix of the La Petite Epicerie and Barry Batchelor from Knowehead Products in Newburgh.       

Visitors will also be able to pick up copies of the second edition of the Fife Larder, which is packed with articles, listings, and details of food producers and places to buy and eat locally produced food.

In addition Elie Epicure, which provides fine dining catering and delivery, will be offering a service for boat owners who want to eat aboard without having to cook.

This year’s muster is a collaborative effort between Anstruther Sailing Club and Anstruther Lifeboat, St Ayles Rowing Club, East Neuk Round Table, Anstruther Improvements Association and the Scottish Fisheries Museum.

Activities will include the marquee with music, bar and food for all four days, with the appearance of a bespoke “Mustered Mash” beer provided by St Andrews Brewing Company.

The programme will also include an East of Scotland Boat Jumble, a rowing regatta, a demonstration involving the Anstruther Lifeboat, and trophy presentations.   

Sponsors are Fife Council, Fife Secret Bunker, Anstruther Fish Bar, Spindrift Hotel Anstruther, East Neuk Plumbers, David Barnett Catering, and Mainstream Renewable Power.

Details of the muster can be found at:





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