PFMA at Pittenweem Arts Festival

Our venue in Pittenweem is across from the fish market in the old Gerrard’s building, where we will have bespoke mugs for sale and various other items, of which the exhibitors will donate a percentage of sales towards our memorial.

There will also be raffle tickets available.

Please visit us and find out our plans for this worthwhile long overdue heritage project.

Venue in Pittenweem

We will have a stall in the old Gerrard’s building during the Pittenweem Arts Festival.

The purpose is to promote fundraising efforts to attain a target of £75,000.

Our aim is to create, and situate in a prominent and appropriate position on the foreshore of the Royal Burgh of Pittenweem, a fitting tribute to those who lost their lives and those who suffered great hardship in pursuit of “the fishing”.

Please visit us at 4, Mid Shore, across from the fishmarket, and find out our plans, and how to donate.

A £5 note can buy a unique mug produced solely for us.

We look forward to seeing you.

Fundraising Target Announcement

After much consideration and advice from other charities, organisations, sculptors and architects, we have agreed that the total fundraising target to erect a permanent memorial will be £75,000.

We know it seems like a lot of money, but since August we have raised over £5,000, with a further £5,000 pledged.This figure will not only create and erect the memorial, but will also cover maintenance and care. If other towns and villages around the world can do it, so can we!!

We are looking forward to the challenge and the journey, and we hope you will join us.

New Website

Today we announce that our new website is now online.  It is still a work in progress, and there will be some minor changes later, but we wanted our supporters to have a bit more information.

The history section will have articles, which we think will be of interest to anyone who has connections with the fishing industry, in any of the East Neuk villages. Our first story is of the Arctic whaling, in which many men from Fife took part, in the most terrible conditions.

Our prime focus however will always be, raising funds to commemorate those of the local communities, who suffered great hardship and loss of life, by erecting a permanent memorial in tribute to them all.

How to donate details are not finalised yet, but they will be made public shortly.

Charitable Status!

We received a reply from OSCR, the Scottish Charity Regulator, today, to say that we have met their criteria and are now an official Scottish Charity.

Our official name is now, PITTENWEEM FISHERMEN’S MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION. Registered as a charity in Scotland number SC 047228.