The main history-related activities at the 2017 Festival weekend will include

  • Scottish Fisheries Museum Open Day on Saturday, with free entry to the Museum;  the Museum will be open as usual on Sunday from 11am but with entry charges payable. (but children free) 
  • Museum's "Reaper" 70' sailing drifter open to the public  with its below decks history exhibition of the herring fishery and its ancient crew dressed in authentic fishing garb - http://www.scotfishmuseum.org/reaper
  • Scottish Submariners Association Memorial Service commemorating the 104 British submariners lost in the 1918 Battle of May Island, 12 noon Saturday in the harbourfront's East Car Park- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_May_Island
  • Exhibition by Scottish Fisheries Museum's Model Boat Club in the museum's workshop on Saturday & Sunday
  • MacBus museum on the harbourfront on and Sunday with an exhibition "Moving Stories" exploring the experience of the Great War from a Fife perspective, and "Sea Front’" an animation film specially commissioned from artist Claire Lamond and created in response to letters and diaries, shown in a period room setting. The MacBus has disabled access and an induction loop : Sunday
  • Classic Boat Rally of historic yachts, motorboats and working boats, with information sheets on each boat displayed at the quayside, all day - with a Best Classic Boat competition, Friday to Sunday