The Christmas Fair held in Pittenweem kirk hall on Saturday 24th November was well attended with 13 Craft stalls selling a variety of gifts. We built a grotto in the hope that Santa might pay us a visit, and he duly appeared with his Elf “Amanda” for a short time. The bairns were very excited and they all received a small gift from Santa’s sack.

Teas and baking were available for the adults, and the Christmas music and smell of the warm mince pies made for a cosy atmosphere.

Thanks to everybody who visited us and the Crafters for taking part, plus all who helped in any way possible. Our total raised on the day was over £400 which was greatly appreciated.

We have now reached our target of £75,000, and the contracts have been signed with the scupltor and the foundry. It is envisaged that an unveiling will be in October of 2019.

We have had tremendous support from the local community, and farther afield, and we appreciate every donation, which will now ensure that a tribute to the hardships and lives lost in the fishing industry from the East Neuk will now be recognised.



We thank the St Andrews Photographers who displayed some of their prints, postcards and calendars for sale, in the Church Hall, while we provided the baking, teas and coffees, raising £150 for our project. Thank you to all who visited and those who took part in the raffle. The winners have been notified.
Our Fishy Quiz was very popular but there were no all correct submissions. Of the 4 with 1 answer wrong, M Richardson of Pittenweem was the name drawn, and she will be enjoying her fish suppers from Wilma and Alex  soon.

The answers from 1 to 25 were: COD, SCALLOP, COCKLES, BASS, HERRING, KIPPER, PRAWN, PEPPERED MACKEREL, LEMON SOLE, DAB, HADDOCK, CLAM, MUSSEL, EEL, GOLDFISH, HAKE, SALMON, TUNA, FLOUNDER, CRAB, LIMPET, SWORDFISH, WITCH, SKATE, RED SNAPPER. Thanks to everybody who took part in our wee bit of fun. We might do one next year.

Our next event is a Christmas Craft Fayre in Pittenweem Church Hall on Saturday 24th November. Teas and baking will be available, and we believe Santa will be making an appearance if he can spare the time off from toy making.


Our exhibition in Pittenweem Church during early August, of old images of the local area, coupled with the first public viewing of the maquette of our sculpture was a great success. Over the 10 days the total raised was an incredible £4,361. We would like to thank everybody who helped at the Church and the PoP In, and each and every person who donated, purchased or took part in raffles etc. The comments we received were overwhelmingly positive from locals and visitors alike.

Our three wonderful Dundee Kiltwalkers completed the 25+ miles from St Andrews to Monifieth and raised over £3,000. Enormous thanks to Rhona, Marion and Laura for their efforts on a pretty miserable day. Can’t believe they looked so fresh at the finish line. Great work girls.

We have a coffee morning with baking, scheduled for Wednesday 12th September from 10am to 1130am and all are welcome.

There will also be an exhibition by St Andrews Photographers in the Church Hall from 5th to 7th October, where a charge of £2 will give coffee and baking as usual.



A maquette of our proposed sculpture will be shown in Pittenweem Church, along with a photographic exhibition of Pittenweem Past, with 80+ new images, along with a floral display, from Saturday 4th August daily until the following Saturday. Times are 10 am to 5 pm excluding Sunday 5th which will be from 1.30pm till 5pm. There will be various items of merchandise for sale, polo shirts, mugs, caps, tablet etc. Entry is £2.
We will also have a space in the Pop In, opposite the primary school, where we will once again be selling our raffle tickets for the MICHELIN STAR RESTAURANT, in Anstruther, ” THE CELLAR”, patron BILLY BOYTER.

Our weekend at the Bowhouse Food Market raised over £750, and we thank everybody who helped and contributed.



We are holding a Table Top Sale in the Church Hall in James St, Pittenweem between 10.30am >  4.00pm.

On sale will be:
Handmade crafts, > Bric-a-Brac, > Tombola, > and Teas Coffees and Home Baking. We would love to see you there.


Thursday:  28th June:  At the Waid Academy, Anstruther, East Neuk Festival with assistance from Waid students will be performing a musical piece commemorating the fishing industry. THE BIG PROJECT: LOST AT SEA – Scanner & Waid Academy students – 6pm, Waid Academy. An event not to be missed. Tickets are £5 and the performance lasts about 40 minutes. For more information email,

Golf Day At Anster on Sunday 6th May.

On a glorious Sunday morning competitors started gathering about 9 am for registration and bacon rolls etc. The format was a Texas Scramble and Shotgun start, and play began at 10 am sharp.
A couple of boats working close inshore and a large pod of dolphins meandering slowly up the Firth, as play went on, only added to the beauty of this 9 hole golf course. We could not have picked a better day.
Competition was fierce as we walked the course with some of the groups, and only a few muffled sweary words were heard, but this just added to the excitement of the day.

The first groups returned just after 1 pm, and slowly the scorecards were checked. Stuart Lowson won the prize for “nearest the pin tee shot” at the short second hole. A generous prize provided by John & Christine of “The Corner Shop”, was handed over as Stuart bubbled with excitement.
The winning score of 56 was by “The Rockies” team. There was a complaint made that they had fielded an ineligible player during the first round, but as he was only 5 years old, the Stewards decided it did not warrant suspension. The runners up spot was taken by team “St Fillan” with a score of 61.

Cups were presented to the winning team along with a box of golf balls, and the runners up received golf hats, and all of these items were donated by Ron Walker, of Lundin Pro Shop, All players were presented with a small medal in recognition of their part in our charity golf day.

Excellent meals were provided by the “Rockies Restaurant””, thanks to Jock and Amanda as well as their staff for excellent service.
Our thanks also go to James and Wendy of G & J Wilson, (fishmerchants), St Monans, g & j wilson ltd for their generous sponsorship of this event.

This event was a genuine fun charity day of golf, and it seemed that everyone enjoyed the good day out, especially Ricky, so we heard.
Anster Golf Club are due enormous thanks for having the course in tip top condition, and we thank them for allowing us to use their course for this local charity event.

With team fees, a raffle of a golf day at LundinLinks, provided by Ron Walker again, and the sale of a few polo shirts and hats, our total raised on the day was £1200. An amazing amount. Thanks to all who took part or supported, and especially our raffle salesman Cameron who was undoubtedly the star of the show.

It would be good to do it again if possible.

Dinner and Auction at the Dory Bistro on 26th April

A list of the lots available.

1.    Spoiled Hairdressing (St Andrews). Luxury Ladies Night for 10 people including Kerastase Ritual, Personalised Blow Dry, Drinks and Nibbles.
2.    Beautifully black framed Graham Montgomery photograph of Pittenweem harbour.
3.    Fairmont Hotel Spa (2 all day passes).
4.   The services of the Dory Bistro chef to cook a meal in your own home for 4 people. Winner must supply the food.
5.   A Total Makeover by V Dolls Beautician Vienna Neville (Anstruther).
6.   Black framed Graham Montgomery photograph of West Shore Pittenweem.
7.   Private Gin Tasting and cocktails for a group of 12 people at Kingsbarns Distillery.
8.   Large deep edged framed canvas (90 x 90cm) by up and coming local young artist, Candice Neville. Titled “Wet Rot” the study is from Broughty Ferry.
9.   A pair of fresh local lobsters.
10.   Limited edition print titled “The Creel Maker” by John McGhie, no 59 of only 100. Original is in the Scottish Fisheries Museum.

Bids to be in by 12 noon on 26th April.

Best of luck to all.


Here is the list of events we have planned for 2018, some dates are fixed  and others to be confirmed later.

26th April: Charity dinner in the Dory Bistro, Pittenweem. Sold out.
6th May: Teams of 4 (4 ball)  Charity Golf Day, courtesy of  Anstruther Golf                        Club. Refreshments provided by the “Rockies Restaurant” and                              the event sponsored by G & J Wilson (Fishmerchants), and Lundin                      Pro Shop. Limited places available contact, pittenweem-                                
23rd June: Indoor Car Boot Sale in Church Hall. Limited tables available,                                contact,
30th June: Fish & Sips in Cocoa Tree.
4th July: Coffee morning in Church Hall.
6th-11th August: Postcard exhibition and Floral display in CHURCH.
”             ”        : Strawberry Teas on a sunny day, top of Abbey Wall Road.
September ?         : Auction Church Hall.
5th -7th October: St Andrews Photographers Exhibition in Church Hall.
2nd November?: Story and Music with Richard Wemyss in Church Hall.
24th November: Christmas Fayre in Church Hall. Limited tables available,                                         contact,
19th December: Coffee Day in Church Hall.
There is also a possible Car Treasure Hunt and Junior Heritage Walk with dates to be decided.
These events will also be advertised on our Facebook page.


Over the Easter weekend we held an exhibition of old photographs of the East Neuk, in the church hall, accompanied with tea/coffee and home baking. It was well received and the total raised of £1,680  exceeded our expectations. We are planning another in due course.

We have organised a charity dinner in the Dory Bistro on Pittenweem shore for the 26th April. The tickets have all been snapped up for that one I’m afraid.We have various events planned, charity golf day, indoor car boot sale, Christmas Fayre etc, and we will list them all shortly when we have the correct dates.

Our  pre-planning application to Fife Council has been accepted, and it seems to have been given a favourable response.  A full application will be submitted soon.