The Haven, Anstruther
Fife, a council area in Scotland that is also known as “Kingdom of Fife”, is home of Fence Records (also known as the Fence Collective): “A micro-indie record label” – as the self description suggests – that contains the likes as King Creosote, The Pictish Trail, James Yorkston, FOUND, Lone Pigeon and more. Anstruther is a small town not far from St. Andrews in Fife, where Johnny Lynch from The Pictish Trail lives and from where he runs Fence Records (alongside Kenny Anderson from King Creosote). So Anstruther, originally a fishing village, is not just home of a great record label, but also of the Scottish Fisheries Museum and of one of the best, if not the best fish & chips shop(s) in the whole UK. Thus the picturesque coastal village attracts manifold visitors, who come either for the fish & chips – Prince William, Tom Hanks, Robert De Niro a.o. – or the good music. Once a year when the Homegame festival takes place many more music lovers from the isle come to this smallish and otherwise rather tranquil place with its pleasantly maverick and sociable inhabitants. So in short, it’s a place to fall in love with and till you get there, you might make do with The Pictish Trail’s music video Winter Home Disco that was shot in phantasmagoric Anstruther. Our filming session took place in The Haven – a seaside pub, bar & restaurant with a cosy and relaxed atmosphere.