Archive: 2010

Where did you get that name?

By: | 04.12.10

To understand the origin of street names in St Andrews you first have to know a little about the history of naming streets in the town. Like most Scottish towns,…

TAKING PHOTOS OF ST ANDREWS: TIPS FROM A PROFESSIONAL

By: | 22.11.10

By professional photographer Stuart Reid There is no denying that St Andrews is a beautiful town, there are so many wonderfully picturesque areas of the town that we are often…

THE FORGOTTEN LIFE OF ST ANDREWS CASTLE

By: | 18.10.10

The tens of thousands of annual visitors to St.Andrews Castle marvel at the coastal setting, delving into as much – or as little – history as satisfies them and all…

THREE THINGS I LEARNED ABOUT ST ANDREWS FROM THE WALKING TOUR APP FOR IPHONE AND WINDOWS 7

By: | 15.10.10

Our iPhone application (St Andrews Walking Tour) is three months old this week! As one of its ‘parents’ I’m pretty pleased with how it’s developing. I practically have its picture…

WHY ALMOST EVERYTHING I LOVE ABOUT NYC, I CAN FIND RIGHT HERE IN ST. ANDREWS

By: | 02.10.10

When my friends in NYC found out I was moving (most of them found out on my blog Fergie & Fife) they all asked, “What the heck is Fife??” I’d spent…

HOW TO SPEAK ‘GOLF’!

By: | 29.09.10

For residents of the Home of Golf, it is easy for us to assume that our visitors are familiar with this old Scottish game. However, the modern game is a…

St Andrews Wildlife

By: | 10.09.10

When I was asked by one of our Facebook fans to focus on St Andrews wildlife for this week’s blog post, I went straight to our Flickr group. The variety and…

RAISIN WEEKEND – THE WHAT, HOW AND WHY OF A QUIRKY ST ANDREWS UNIVERSITY TRADITION

By: | 02.07.10

If you go down to the Quad today, you’re in for a big surprise… On the second weekend in November, St Andrews University undergraduates celebrate Raisin weekend. On the following…

IS IT SOMETHING IN THE WATER?

By: | 16.05.10

With Prince William and Kate Middleton returning to St Andrews last weekend for the wedding of some of their university friends, we ask the question; “why is St Andrews the…