28 June 2016 White Wing restoration complete
After many months of painstaking work by volunteers, staff and trainees, the White Wing is once more on view at Anstruther Harbour.
White Wing, one of the two historic fishing vessels maintained in seaworthy condition by the Scottish Fisheries Museum has now been moved from the museum boatyard onto the West Pier in Anstruther after an 18 month restoration by the Museum Boat Club volunteers, assisted by trainee boatbuilders Ryan Sibbald and Jordan Westwater.
After such a long period under cover the timbers have dried out and shrunk and so for the next few weeks White Wing will be hosed down daily to soak and expand the planking to provide a watertight hull.
It is hoped that White Wing will be ready to be returned to the water within the next month or so to resume its role as a living example of the boats that were so essential to the life of our coastal fishing communities.