Welcome to the Kilrenny and Anstruther Burgh Collection.

Free tickets can be booked for the AMG via Ticketpass using this link  https://tktp.as/EVRGMC      All welcome.

July 2023

Very pleased to meet the Robert Louis Stevenson Society on their visit to Anstruther earlier this week. In 1868, when his father Thomas was building the harbour breakwater, the young RLS stayed in Cunzie House on Crail Road (on which there is a panel to commemorate his stay.) We talked about how the town would have looked then. No Chalmers Church on the skyline or Waid Academy. He was able to attend the newly built Baptist Church on East Green, passing by the Burgh School on Ladywalk, in what is now the Burgh Collection home in the East Neuk Centre.

(22 July happens to be his fathers birthday- Thomas Stevenson 1818- 1887.)

Great to see everyone at the Anstruther Harbour Festival today, 4th June. We had such interesting conversations with passers-by. There was a lot of interest in our display and our books. Thank you to everyone who supported us today.

Check out our latest news about our digitisation of the archive photographs and see an example of this work – https://www.anstrutherburghcollection.org/exploring-the-archives/

We are a registered charity, run by a small group of volunteers. We collect, publish and exhibit material from the former Royal Burghs of Anstruther Easter, Anstruther Wester and Kilrenny (which includes Cellardyke). Since our formation in 1992 we have built up an archive of thousands of items which we are constantly adding to.

Although the Burgh Collection is not a museum, the Collection is accessible to the public by arrangement. Please use our contact page to ask for details and watch this website for news of specific open days.

The Collection is a historical and educational resource for all the local community and for those across the world who have links to this beautiful part of Scotland. We have helped people in the past track down relatives or found photographs of local places of which they have family connections.

We are a small organisation mainly funded by sales of our books; pamphlets and membership subscriptions. For details of how to join us, membership is only £10 per year, or to browse our books please click on these links



We warmly welcome volunteers to give us a little of their time to help archive and support our work. Please click here to contact if you would like to help us.

East Forth Street Cellardyke