What to See and Do

There are many unique places of interest to see in our local area – picturesque fishing 100_1861villages, castles, historic houses, blue flag beaches, museums and visitor attractions, foot paths, cycle ways and wildlife reserves.  In particular the Isle of May nature reserve is well worth visiting by boat from Anstruther.

For the golfer, in addition to the Old and New Course in St Andrews, 100_1975we are even closer to world famous courses such as the spectacular Balcomie course at Crail Golf Club (the 7th oldest club in the world and designed by the legendary “Old Tom Morris”) and the excellent Kingsbarns Links Course.  There are almost 40 golf courses within an hour’s drive from Crail.

There is a lovely walk from our door along a farm track into the pretty village of Crail where100_1921 you can meet up with the Fife Coastal Path or, if you prefer cycling, head off along one of the East Neuk’s many cycle routes.

In addition, if you have a car, there are many more sights to see within an hour’s drive from Troustrie – palaces, distilleries, mountains, historic ships and many other great places.

If you want help with organisiting an amazingSSLOGO (2) personalised tour around Scotland, contact Mike at Secret Scotland


Upcoming events:

Throughout year – Crail Golfing Society Open Competitions

1 April-30 September – Anstruther Pleasure Cruises to the Isle of May National Nature Reserve

V&A Dundee Scotland’s first design museum – a ‘living room for the city’

The Byre Theatre, St Andrews

Music in St Andrews orchestral, instrumental & chamber, vocal & choral, opera, workshops and masterclasses, talks and Met Opera Encore screenings

Farmers Markets

New Picture House Cinema, St Andrews

 1-16 March 2020 – Cambo Snowdrop Festival

14-15 March 2020 – Bowhouse Market Weekend

28 March 2020 – Introduction to Urban Farming with Elliott Forsyth, St Andrews Botanic Garden

4 April – St Andrews Farmers Market

4 April – V&A Dundee – Scotland’s Design Museum – New Exhibition:   Mary Quant.  Iconic.  Feel Good.  Fashion Revolutionary 

11-12 April 2020 – Bowhouse Market Weekend

2 May 2020 – St Andrews Farmers Market

9-10 May 2020 – Bowhouse Market Weekend

22 June 2020 – St Andrews Street Market

27 June – 23 August 2020 – Crail Putting Green Open!

27/28 June 2020 – East Neuk Open Studios – when local artists throw open their doors to exhibit work inspired by the beauty of Scotland

1-5 July 2020 – East Neuk Festival  – Award winning festival of 5 days of live music – classical, jazz, salsa, contemporary, roots from across the world, taking place in various venues throughout the East Neuk

4/5 July 2020 – East Neuk Open Studios

15-25 July 2020 – Crail Festival  – A ten day community based Festival of arts, family friendly activities, workshops and entertainment – something for everyone

1-9 August 2020 – Pittenweem Arts Festival 

24 August 2020 – St Andrews Street Market

1-4 October 2020 – Alfred Dunhill Links Championship

28/29 November 2020 – East Neuk Open Studios

Throughout the year – The Cow Shed Crail – Wedding, Corporate Venue – walking distance from Troustrie (along a farm track!)