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Our archives are enriched by audio and filmed interviews, databases and articles for The Bow-Tow, the free quarterly newsletter issued to The Friends of Newhaven Heritage.  We are grateful to all those who have given their time to produce or contribute to these various items.  Remember to subscribe to receive your personal copy of the Bow-Tow delivered to your own email box.  Contact newhavenheritage@gmail.com with your name and postcode — that’s all we need.  Your details will never be passed on to anyone else.

THE BOW-TOW    |    ORAL HISTORIES    |    VIDEOS    |    DATABASES

Bow-Tow Issue 01          Published Nov 2013
Free Fishermen’s Society  /  Action Tidy-up  /  Introducing George Hackland

Bow-Tow Issue 02          Published Jun 2014
Dr Thomas Latta  /  Gruesome Discovery  /  Bow-Tow, The Musical  / Introducing Dr George Venters

Bow-Tow Issue 03          Published Nov 2014
Stories Behind the 2015 Calendar  /  Sir Alexander Morison  /  Introducing Owen Scott

Bow-Tow Issue 04          Published Jan 2015
Newhaven Fisherwomen’s Choir  /  Newhaven Community Choir  /  Rev Dr James Fairbairn  /  Friends of Starbank Park  /  Greening Newhaven  /  Introducing Laura Thomson

Bow-Tow Issue 05          Published Apr 2015
Cruise Ships Call at Newhaven  /  Easter-Egg Time at Starbank Park  /  Newhaven Gala Day 1984  /  The Liston Legacy  /  Introducing Jeff Liston

Bow-Tow Issue 06          Published Jul 2015
Police Box Festival  /  Daniel McNair Frew  /  The Chapel of the Virgin Mary and St James  /  Newhaven on the Wee Screen  /  Introducing Sophia Abrahamsen

Bow-Tow Issue 07            Published Oct 2015
The Games We Played  /  Newhaven Community Choir  /  The 2016 Calendar  /  Green Flag for Starbank Park  /  Introducing Harry Summers

Bow-Tow Issue 08          Published Jan 2016
Robert Finlay, Lord Chancellor  /  Greening Newhaven  /  Chris Garner’s New Book  /  Heritage Lottery Funded Exhibition  /  Introducing Heather Yang

Bow-Tow Issue 09           Published Apr 2016
Newhaven: Then and Now Exhibition  /  Obituary – George Hackland  /  Ship Ahoy, Cruise Ships’ Visits  /  Prospectus from MSP Candidates  / Jimmy Rutherford  /  Introducing Dougie Ratcliffe

Bow-Tow Issue 10           Published Jul 2016
125th Anniversary of Starbank Park  /  Centre of Attraction  /  Newhaven Gala Day 2016  /  The Founding of Newhaven Church  /  Fitting Tribute  /  Introducing Gordon Young

Bow-Tow Issue 11            Published Oct 2016
An Opportunity and a Challenge  /  The Diary of the Newhaven Fisherwomen’s Choir  /  Jim Park remembers the Leith Hospital Pageant  /  The Newhaven Heritage Centre website  /

Bow-Tow Issue 12            Published Jan 2017
New boundary changes  /  Fisherwomen’s Choir’s seasonal activities  /  Christmas in the Village  /  Thomas Cowan Carnie (1863-1956)  /  Gordon Munro  /  Newhaven Community Garden

Bow-Tow Issue 13            Published April 2017
A New Purpose for Old Victoria  /  Newhaven Gala Day 2017  /  Johnston and Ann Flucker  /  Council Election Candidates Outline Their Respective Manifestos for Newhaven  /  Meet Judy Crabb

Bow-Tow Issue 14             Published July 2017
Old Victoria? — Seize the Hour  /  Doors Open Day  /  Fisherwomen’s Choir  /  But for Them – Peter Sellar /  Newhaven Gala Photo Album

Bow-Tow Issue 15            Published Oct 2017
Old Victoria — Doors Open Success  /  Doors Open Day  /  Wearing the Braws  /  But for Them — Peter Sellar Pt 2  /  Handling Box Project

Bow-Tow Issue 16             Published Jan 2018
Onwards and Upwards — The Phoenix Project  /  Building Our Network  /  Serial Lifesaver  /  But for Them — Esther Liston, The Last Fishwife  /  Handling Box Project

Bow-Tow Issue 17             Published Apr 2018
All Systems Go – A New School for Newhaven  / The Memories Project  /  Neil McNaughton  /  From The Annals   / Viscount Newhaven

Bow-Tow Issue 18             Published July 2018
Come and Join Us!  /  Awards Bring Rewards  /  Bonnie Newhaven  /  From The Annals  /  But for Them — Bill Wilson / Doors Open Day /

Bow-Tow Issue 19              Published October 2018
Launch Special – Open Meeting  /  Questionnaire Returns   /  From The Annals – The Steeple of St Andrews  /  Newhaven Heritage 2019 Calendar  /  Autumn  Reflections 

Bow-Tow Issue 20               Published Jan 2019
Pageant / Lest We Forget — John Eadie  /  The Sharpshooter Eye of Wendy Sodergren  /  From the Annals  /  The Shoulders of Giants — Dr William Finlay  /  Gardening Pleasures

Bow-Tow Issue 21              Published May 2019
A Newhaven Pageant for 2020  / But For Them — William Wood  /  Reminiscences of Rev James Fairbairn  /  Easter Fun at Starbank Park  / Brick and Stone and Kindness  /  Newhaven Gala Day 2019  /  Help Newhaven Blossom

Bow-Tow Issue 22            Published August 2019
Good and Faithful Servant  /   Community History Group  /  But For Them — John Young  /  Precious Gifts  /  Singing Merrily  /  Growing Together  /  A Rose By Any Other Name  /  Blossom Time

Bow–Tow Issue 23             Published November 2019
At Anchor  /  But For Them — Carnie Seaton  /  Meet Margaret Wallace  /  Homily Tae the Guider  /  The Rise of the Phoenix  /  The Auchinleck Murals  /  Breathless  /  2020 Calendar  /  Scan Saturday at the Box

Bow–Tow Issue 24             Published February 2020
Destination Newhaven  /  Keeping Up To Date  /  Retail Therapy  /  Newhaven on Display  /  Choir Notes  /  Tae Dance the Caller Herrin’  / And By Total Coincidence  /  Hope Springs  Eternal  /  Playtime in the Park  /  Ship to Shore

Bow–Tow Issue 25             Published May 2020
A Poverty of Vision  /  Social Media  /  The Society of Free Fishermen of Newhaven Immemorial  /  More Retail Therapy  /  An Amazing Gift  / Growing Season /  Choir Notes  /  A Different Kind of Spring  / Give as You Live  /  Paper Chase

Bow–Tow Issue 26             Published August 2020
Jeely Pieces of History  /  2021 Calendar  /  Newhaven Pageant  /  All Shopped Out  /  Visions of the Past  / Edinburgh’s Wee-est Museum  /  Calmed Down, Not Locked Down  /  Fish Trade 1937  /  Western Harbour  /  Looking Back through Lockdown  /  E-shop Open  / Come Away the Lads  /  Facebook Footnotes

Bow–Tow Issue 27            Published November 2020
Our Fond Farewells   /  Newhaven Pageant   /   Mulberry Harbours   /  David Mackenzie  /  Old School Ties  /  Precious Gifts  /  A Sunny Disposish  /  2021 Newhaven Calendar  /  Wardie Bay Beachwatch  /  Newhaven Gardens Group — Ship Shape  /  Time & Tide  /  Facebook Footnotes

Bow–Tow Issue 28            Published February 2021
A Year to Remember   /   AGM Reports   /   Compare and Contrast — Main Street  /  But For Them—Rev Birrell  /  Sandcastles  /  Starbank Park  /  Wardie Bay  /  Inchkeith  /  Gardening Group Report  /  Newhaven Remembered — A Poem  /  Facebook Footnotes

Bow–Tow Issue 29            Published May 2021
Captains, Whales & Oyster Tales  /  Open for Business  /  Newhaven Pageant  /  The Newhaven Clearances  /  One Place Studies  /  A Stravaig Through Time  /  Newhaven & Conflict  /  Starbank Park Blossoms  /  Give Seals Space  /  Garden Group  /  Situations Vacant  /  Facebook Footnotes

Bow–Tow Issue 30            Published August 2021
For Everything There’s A Season  /  Precious Gifts  /  Schooldays  /  Notebook on Trawlers and Fishing  /  Crawford Family Album  / Fishbox Planters  /  Crowstep Gables and Pantiles  /  Keep Scotland Beautiful  /  Entanglement  /  Ca' Them Lives O' Men  /  A Royal Visit  / The Great Great Michael Launch  /  Facebook Footnotes

Bow–Tow Issue 31            Published November 2021
The Good Ship ‘Stravaig’  /  Remembering Owen Scott  /  A Stravaig Through Time: Update  /  My Memories of Newhaven  /  Newhaven Honours Tracker  /  A Busy Diary  /  The Noreen Mary  /  Sovereign  /  Lives O’ Men  /  2022 Calendar  /  Community Choir  /  Good Foundations  /  Autumn Fruits  /  Facebook Footnotes

Bow–Tow Issue 32            Published February 2022
A Year Like No Other / Wanted / Stravaig Progress Report / Domicide! / Newhaven in the 60s / Colourful Fishboxes / The Yellow Butterflies / Greetings from the Garden Group  /  Choir Notes  /  Wreathed in Success  /  On The Bay  /  Cruise Ship Arrivals  /  Memorial Fund Update          ALSO AVAIALBLE ONLINE AT mobissue.com/fska/qtvo

Bow–Tow Issue 33            Published June 2022
A Museum Once Again / Faces of Newhaven / an Exhibition of Ourselves / Bonnie Jean, A Granton Trawler / Newhaven as a Destination / At The Prawns / Choir Notes / Green Shoots!! / How Newhaven Grew / into the Summer / Cruise Ship Arrivals / Volunteers Required          ALSO AVAIALBLE ONLINE AT mobissue.com/fska/cyzp/

Bow–Tow Issue 34          Published August 2022
Newhaven: A Distinct Community  /  Time Capsule  /  What’s in a Name  /  The 2023 Calendar  /  Newhaven Garden Group  /  LH Ring Netters / A Stravaig Through Time  /  A Place to Respect  / Newhaven Community History Group  /  Cause For Celebration  /  But For Them . . . David Morris  /  Our Virtual Museum — Under Construction          ALSO AVAIALBLE ONLINE AT mobissue.com/fska/djkj

Bow–Tow Issue 35            Published November 2022
Safe Spaces  / Celebrating Newhaven Day  /  The Bynames of Newhaven  /  But for Them . . . John Robertson  / The Ring Net Fleet, Part 2 / Newhaven Heritage Community Gardens  /  The Next Step Forward  /  Newhaven Welcomes Men’ of Leith  /  Autumn in Starbank Park  /  Lest We Forget  /  Remembering — a Poem          ALSO AVAIALBLE ONLINE AT mobissue.com/fska/qtvo

Bow–Tow Issue 36 — Out Soon!           Published during February 2023