More from the F.M.A. and Fishmarket at Pittenweem.
Deanston Distillery, near Doune on the River Teith. The festival included tours, tastings, music , local crafts and produce.
Based in Leith’s Academy Street, Leith Victoria AAC, was founded in 1919 and is Scotland’s oldest boxing club still in existence.
Painting the Crusader. There isn’t much fishing in May – instead, vessels are repaired and painted for the resumption of fishing in June. Work begins as soon as the tide is low enough and has to be completed (and dry) before the tide comes back in.
“The Stramash is an event of mystery, entertainment, comicality and madcap pioneering. “
The Edinburgh Whisky Stramash is held at Surgeon’s Hall and this year includes exhibits from Glenfiddich and Deanston distilleries as well as a speakeasy and a molecular mixology feature. In addition to the huge number of whiskys on offer, there’s music, food and even a barber shop.
The Fishermen’s Mutual Association (Pittenweem) Ltd is the co-operative for fishermen operating out of the East Neuk of Fife, on the Firth of Forth in Scotland. Established in 1948, the F.M.A. is based in the traditional fishing village of Pittenweem, where it maintains the infrastructure that supports the thriving, local fishing industry. Owned by local fishermen, the F.M.A. plays an important role in supporting the sustainable exploitation of the natural marine resources that have supported the East Neuk of Fife for over 800 years.
The Series documents the people and working life around the harbour and fish market.
A promotional evening with a “speakeasy” theme, held at the Whiski Rooms on the Mound, Edinburgh. A great selection of malts, food and whisky based cocktails. The main event – the Edinburgh Whisky Stramash – is in the Royal College of Surgeons on the 25th and 26th May.