The AIA will run the inaugural Anster Nicht In on Thursday 17 September at 7.30pm via Zoom. Members have been sent details for how to attend this online event. Anyone who is not a member and interested in attending should email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Manx Beauty was a state of the art ring net boat built by Provost Carstair’s boat building company on Cellardyke bulwark in 1937. She was launched on the 11th June along with her sister ship, the Manx Fairy, in front of a large crowd. Their connections with the East Neuk did not end there. A community group got together in 2019 to rescue the boat, to restore her to her former beauty and to create multiple projects that would interest and involve many people beyond the historical boat geeks, who see her importance in the story of Cellardyke and fishing boat design.
Richard Wemyss will provide some of the history, exploring the local connections and how the project will make an 83-year-old boat relevant today.