Centenary of Battle of May Island

Fifers are being urged to unite later this month to mark one of the worst maritime tragedies to occur in the Firth of Forth.

More than 100 sailors lost their lives in the so-called “Battle of May Island”, a naval catastrophe that occurred off the Anstruther coast on January 31 1918.

As preparations are made to mark the centenary of the disaster, Martin Dibley, secretary of Anstruther Community Council, said he hopes residents will come together to pay respects to those who lost their lives.

“It was something that was hushed up at the time,” he said.
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