Continued Closure of Pittenweem Harbour

Message from Fife Council

“To Pittenweem Harbour Users,

As you may have been aware we have had Forth Logistics attend site to attempt to clear and break up the main masses of storm related debris in the inner harbour over the last 2.5 days. They are now being stood down as the clearance operation is resulting in diminishing returns in terms of removal of debris.

Forth Logistics have been engaged to drag the channel as well, but have to date not been able to do this due to weather conditions. We are currently liaising with them to get a date for completion of this task, as we anticipate that there is a high likelihood of debris in the channel as a result of recent storm activity.

To that end the previous Local Notice to Mariners remains in force and the harbour remains closed.

We will update you as soon as we have a date for the dragging of the channel.

We appreciate that this remains a frustrating situation for us all, but the effects of the storm have been unprecedented in recent times, and we will continue to do our best to clear the seabed within the harbour and channel to re-establish safe passage for vessels as quickly as possible.”

ML5 Medicals in Pittenweem

We have arranged for some doctors to come to Pittenweem to perform medicals on Monday 20th November 2023. These will be held at Pittenweem Bowling Club, at 25 Viewforth Place, Pittenweem, KY10 2PZ.

You must book an appointment time slot in advance. This can be done online at this link or by calling 01282 936900 (dial option 1).

Please remember to bring the following:

  1. Payment in cash or paid online in advance (£85 per person)
  2. Photo ID
  3. Any medication you are taking or documentation for that medication
  4. Glasses if required
  5. If you have any medical conditions, please bring any documentation
  6. Your registered GP’s Address (find this in advance to save time at your examination)

ML5 medical forms will be provided on the day, or can be emailed to you, or we have a few paper copies in the office.

Local Notice to Mariners (26th October 2023)

All Harbour Users are advised that following Storm Babet, and the large accumulation of debris comprising seaweed, creels, tyres, and ropes that currently affect access/egress from Pittenweem Harbour by boat that the harbour is CLOSED.

Fife Council as a priority have appointed a contractor to clear this material on Monday 30th October or sooner as conditions and resources allow.

Fife Council’s priority is the safety of harbour users and to restore safe navigation for vessels within the harbour area.

Masters of vessels are asked to co-operate fully with this notice.

The Harbour Masters can be contacted for updates.

All Harbour Users are requested to report any further obstructions or damage they find.

For further information please contact the Lead Harbour Master via any of the following:

  • Telephone: 03451 555555 Ext 461541
  • Email:
  • Radio: VHF Channel 11