Local heritage society

Kilrenny & Anstruther
Burgh Collection

About Us

Local history archive and community resource

We are a heritage society passionate about our local history. We maintain a large archive of photographs, documents and artefacts covering Anstruther Easter, Anstruther Wester, Cellardyke and Kilrenny.

  • Preserve local history: We maintain a growing archive of historical materials.
  • Publish local stories: We research, write and sell books about the people, places, and past of Kilrenny, Cellardyke and Anstruther.
  • Share local history: We give talks, hold exhibitions and support family research relating to the area’s past.
  • Our evolving story: We document recent changes to keep track of the area’s evolving story.

We are a small charity that relies on volunteers and members like you.

Pile of books

Bookshop

Purchase our publications about local history and figures. Books may be purchased online or via mail order.

Support us

From only £10 per year, become a member of the Kilrenny & Anstruther Burgh Collection to show your support.

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Latest articles

Fond food memories from Happy Days

Image credit: Caroline MakesIn our Burgh Collection book Happy Days, visitors recalled the special treats they had eaten when on holiday past in Anstruther and Cellardyke. Isn’t it strange the way we often remember the food we had so long ago – especially when we were...

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Do you remember the Regal cinema?

George and Rena popped into the Burgh Collection to have a chat and share their memories of the Regal Cinema, Crichton St Anstruther. Rena’s father Lindsay Berwick ran the cinema along with other family and friends from the 1950s. However the cinema itself dates back...

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Anstruther Places in History – The Hermitage

The house and grounds now known as The Hermitage, in School Green, Anstruther, were in 1864 the home of the Surgeon Thomas Black, his wife Julia, and his children John, Robert, Elizabeth and Julia. Julia was a great niece on her mother’s side of Stephen Williamson MP,...

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Cellardyke Harbour