Harbours and Piers

Privacy Notice

This Privacy Notice explains how we use the information that we collect about you.

In order to provide harbour management services, it is necessary for us to collect and hold personal information about you. The information collected and held will vary and depend on the nature of the service 'used'. Examples of the harbour management services in which personal information will be gathered are:-

Harbour dues notices, harbour berthing waiting list, harbour berth holders list, electricity usage, correspondence, leasing agreements both short and long term usage, card payments.

We have a legal requirement to process your information under the Harbours, Docks and Piers Clauses Act 1847, the Harbours Act 1964, and the Pittenweem Harbour Order 1881 to 1992

We may also hold your personal information when we enter into a contract with you for the purpose of berthing, leasing of land or property and use of harbour facilities.

Fife Council collects and processes a range of personal information about you. This includes:

Name, address, telephone numbers, email address, any correspondence with you, images of your vessel, details of your current insurance for your vessel, your credit/debit card details if you have paid for a service by card.

We may share your information with partner organisations, suppliers and other Fife Council Services, such as Finance regarding the collection and notices in relation to outstanding dues.

We may receive information about you from one of our events applications forms.

You are obliged to provide Fife Council with personal data as part of your contract with us. In the event that we did not request and use this information then it would not be possible to carry out our statutory function.

The Council will not keep your information for longer than is necessary. In some instances the law sets the length of time information has to be kept. The Council has a retention schedule which sets out how long we hold different types of information. This can be found here.

Further information on how your information is used and why can be found at fifedirect.org.uk/privacy. The Council's Data Protection Officer can be contacted at: dataprotection@fife.gov.uk.

Fife Council is responsible for eleven of the many harbours and piers along Fife's coastline:

Fife Council own and control 11 harbours along the 180km Fife Coastline.  We maintain and manage Fife Council's harbours and piers, reporting to the Harbour Users Group at an annual meeting.  Minutes are published on this website and can be found below and on the publications page. These harbours are predominantly leisure use with Pittenweem continuing to be almost exclusively a commercial harbour.  These harbours are managed by the Flooding, Shoreline and Harbours Team with Harbour Masters based at Crail, St Monans, Anstruther and Pittenweem.  The harbours are governed by various pieces of Marine related legislation and the current Harbour By laws. A copy of these bylaws can be found at the bottom of this page and on the publications page.


 For information on fees, navigation, berthing, registering your craft or any other enquiries relating to faciliites please contact the relevant Harbourmaster. You can do this by selecting the relevant harbour/pier or by using the 'find my nearest' search tool on this page.

We maintain and manage Fife Council's harbours and piers, reporting to the Harbour Users Group at an annual meeting with regular updates throughout the year. The group consists of local Councillors, harbour representatives from both leisure and commercial, Harbour Masters and officers from Structural Services.


Throughout the year there are various festivals held in our harbours as well as short term and season pitches available on a first come, first served basis.  To apply for use of a harbour area for festivals, season pitches or similair uses, please complete the application form attached to the bottom of this page.  Please note that this application should be completed fully and returned to Fife Council a MINIMUM of 6WEEKS prior to the event. This ensures adequate time to prepare legal agreements and full check of relevant insurances and other required documentation.

The email contact details for the Funding and Monitoring Manager who will be able to advise groups on the grant options available can be found here

John Kinninmonth, Technician Engineer - Flooding, Shoreline and Harbours 
Tel: 03451 55 55 55 + Ext 45 33 39 Fax: 01592 583169 Contact John Kinninmonth online
By Post: Fife Council Bankhead Central Bankhead Park Glenrothes Fife KY7 6GH
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