Publications and Links

Additional reading, some of these volumes are out of print but can be obtained online or at your local library

“Kilrenny and Cellardyke” by Harry Watson ISBN 0 85976 156 8
Memorials of Cellardyke” also known as the “Monks and the Fishermen”, by George Gourlay 1879
Dyker Lad” by Alexander “Sonny” Corstorphine
“The Democracy of War, Anstruther and Cellardyke in the First World War”
by Kevin Dunion, Published by The Kilrenny and Anstruther Burgh Collection
“In My Ain Words an East Neuk Vocabulary” by Mary Murray, republished by The Scottish Fisheries Museum
“The Lammas Drave and the Winter Herrin” by Peter Smith ISBN 0 85976 125 8
“After the Armistice, the life and death of Elizabeth Johnston”, By Kevin Dunion, published by The Kilrenny and Anstruther Burgh Collection

Other Volumes

“Memories of a First War Sailor, John Smith” By Ali Humphries


In 2019 new historical information boards were placed throughout Cellardyke, The driving force and vision behind this project was Johnny Brown ( one of our founding Trustees) who sadly passed away early 2020.The supporting website can be viewed here –

The Scottish Fisheries Museum in Anstruther holds a fantastic collection of photographs and history of Cellardyke as much of the museum’s collection comes from local sources.

The Kilrenny and Anstruther Burgh Collection also hold a great collection of local documents and exhibits

Anstruther Improvements Association – host many local events and also run a programme of local history talks

St Ayle Church Members Association formerly AKMA run regular thursday evening talks over the winter often with a historical subject

The Royal Burgh of Kilrenny Anstruther and District Community Council

Fishing Boat Heritage a good data base with lots of KY registered boats information