Tour Scotland Video April Drive Through Cellardyke East Neuk Of Fife



Tour Scotland video of a April drive through James Street, John Street and George Street on ancestry visit to Cellardyke on ancestry visit to the East Neuk of Fife, Scotland. I was raised in this old fishing village 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 village is located on the Fife Coastal Path.

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