Formerly known as Ferry-Port on Craig, in the 11th century, pilgrims from St Andrews travelled to this coastal hamlet to be ferried across the Tay and continue their pilgrimage to Arbroath Abbey. Centuries later, ferries were still making the trip across the estuary, carrying travellers and even railway carriages, a service which continued until the Tay Rail Bridge opened in 1878.
Today, Tayport Harbour is largely a marina, with yachts and small boats berthed at the jetties - perfect for photos. As you wander round the harbour, keep an eye on the Tay. A large pod of bottlenose dolphins lives in the estuary and they often make an appearance close to the harbour entrance, especially on summer evenings.
Tayport is also home to one of Scotland’s smallest distilleries. The family-run Tayport Distillery makes artisan spirits inspired by the distillery’s surroundings, including Wild Rose Gin containing wild roses found on the banks of the River Tay and a liqueur made from local raspberries.
Just around the coast lies Tentsmuir National Nature Reserve, home to seals, seabirds, wildfowl, dragonflies, rare butterflies, otters and a very popular snack bar, Salt and Pine Scotland.
To really get a feel for the area and discover it's heritage, why not tackle the 4 mile circular trail - Tayport Heritage Trail.
Yummy Loaded Mac n Cheese! We pop up at the Tayport Viewpoint near to the Tay Bridge on Saturdays & Sundays
Tayport Distillery produces fine Scottish spirits using grain collected from a local family farm.
Salt and Pine is a Fife institution, serving delicious freshly made sweet and savoury crepes at Tentsmuir Forest
Experience the splendour of Scotland in relaxed style on a private tour with personal driver guide exclusively for your enjoyment.
Tayport Harbour is owned and run by Tayport Harbour Trust a small Scottish charity.
Welcome to Scotscraig, an Open Final Qualifying Course, steeped in history and with proud traditions.