Tour Scotland Video January Drive Through Cellardyke To Anstruther East Neuk Of Fife



Tour Scotland January video of a drive from the East End of Cellardyke passed the harbour and along narrow George Street and John Street to Shore Street on ancestry visit to Anstruther in the East Neuk of Fife, Scotland. I was raised in these old fishing villages on the East coast and attended Cellardyke Primary School and Waid Academy in Ansruther. I was raised a Dyker. Cellardyke was formerly known as Nether Kilrenny, Scots for Lower Kilrenny, or Sillerdyke, and the harbour as Skinfast Haven, a name which can still be found on maps today. The harbour was built in the 16th century and was rebuilt between 1829 and 1831. By 1860 Cellardyke was a thriving town, with more than fifty boat owners and skippers year round, and one hundred other captains joining in for the annual herring fishing drive or Lammas drave which took place around the Lammas festival on August 1st. There was also a February surge in fishing, when shoals of herring arrived in the Firth of Forth. The fish curers of Cellardyke salted and smoked cod and herring from Anstruther as well as their own fish, sending some to London, and some as far as the West Indies. The villages are located on the Fife Coastal Path.

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