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Planned Harbour Operations


The Harbour Trust will endeavour to keep harbour users updated of planned activities through these pages, in particular where any disruption to harbour movements or access may be encountered. Maintenance activities to be carried out over the forseeable future include the following.

Harbour Bridge (March/April '19): The Harbour Bridge will be undergoing maintenance and refurbishment during March/April 2019. During this time it will be removed from site and the Fife Coastal Path will be closed at this point with no on-foot access to or from the east side of the harbour. The alternative route is via Woodburn Place, just a short distance to the south of the harbour. Disruption to marine traffic will be for a short time only on the days the bridge leaves are being removed and reinstated.

Pontoons (March/April '19): Additional pontoon berthing will be being installed in the Inner Basin of the HArbour between 25th MArch and 5th April '19. There will be only minor disruption to marine traffic, but note that parking restrictions will be in-place opposite the west quayside.

Ladders: The ladders set into the stonework toward the outer end of the Long Pier have become badly corroded and are set for replacement. There may be some disruption to harbour access while work takes place, to ensure the safety of workers. Notice will be provided in due course.

Handrails: Handrails on the stone steps of the Long Pier are also badly corroded and set for replacememt. No disruption to Harbour movements is anticipated.


Old Slipway (NW corner) Repairs: Storms have resulted in the movement of boulders deposited around the Old Slipway during cliff stabilisation works a number of years ago. The movement has led to a number being deposited on the slipway and causing damage to it. As part of the heritage of the Harbour the Trust will as soon as poosible make good repairs tothis area and as a first phase has undertaken removal of the offending material. Replacement of stones dislodged from the Old Slipway is planned for some time in the future.

Gate Closures

2019: In order to alleviate silt accumulations in the harbour and entrance channel it is necessary to close and 'run' the gates; this is normally done at spring tides. The gates will not be closed at all these times, however, boat owners whose boats are in the Inner Basin and who wish to go to sea during these times should contact the Harbour Master in advance and he will do his best to find temporary berthing in the Outer Basin if required.

Planned dates are listed below. Any changes or additional closures will, if possible, be intimated on our Facebook page. At all times the gates will only be closed when necessary and, where the dates fall on weekends or public holidays, particular effort will be made to limit any restrictions.



April: 5th to 9th and 19th to 23rd

May: 4th to 9th and 18th to 21st

June: 3rd to 7th and 17th to 20th

July: 2nd to 7th and 17th to 19th

Harbour Gala: 6th July

August: 1st to 6th and 15th to 18th and 30th to 4th Sept

September: 14th to 16th and 28th to 2nd Oct

October: 13th to 15th and 27th to 31st

November: 12th to 15th and 26th to 28th

December: as required