The “What’s On” listings below represent our pick of the events taking place in St Andrews and surrounding area over the coming weeks and months.
These are just a few of the wide selection of events on offer in St Andrews. For a more comprehensive list, we recommend a visit to the excellent Event St Andrews website – this is a superb, independently-compiled comprehensive list of occasions large and small, and is especially good for community and University events.
Very occasionally, event organisers have to change arrangements at the last minute – so before travelling any distance, we always recommend you contact the individual event directly to check that it is still going ahead as planned. Our Facebook and Twitter pages are another excellent way of hearing about any late changes.
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(Event organisers – if you would like your occasion featured here, please get in touch supplying your details, and, ideally, a photo or image.)
Fife Farmers’ Market
Offering a wide selection of meat, fish, dairy, fruit & veg, preserves, beverages, baking & confectionary, crafts, soap and many other items. Look out for the special cookery demonstrations too!
The market starts from 9am and finishes around 1pm, taking place at the North Car Park on Argyle Street, KY16 9B.
Read our top tips for the market here and for further information please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Crail Food Festival 2016
The Crail Food Festival 2016 will showcase the wonderful Food and Drink available in Fife and the surrounding areas while aiming to to promote an interest in food grown and produced in Fife, and to generate interest in using locally sourced food whether you are living in or visiting Crail.
Festival highlights include tastings, demos, food stalls, talks plus music events with food and food events with music! There’s plenty of family fun plus
special offers and festival menus in local eateries.
The 6th annual Crail Food Festival will be held on 10-12 June.
For more information visit the Festival site here.
East Neuk Festival 2016
This award-winning, critically-acclaimed festival offers great music and literature in beautiful, atmospheric and plain quirky places all over the beautiful East Neuk of Fife – providing the highest standard of live arts for local residents as well as the wider community and visitors to the area.
Although the festival focuses on classical chamber music, world, jazz, folk and electronica have also featured. In addition to the musical celebrations, there have been specially commissioned films, exhibitions, art installations and literature events as well as guided walks.
A wide range of venues throughout the area, from small churches, an ex-nuclear bunker, caves, an RAF base, a Scout hut to stately homes & gardens.
While the programme is being finalised, one thing is guaranteed – each festival presents something new and unusual!
The East Neuk Festival 2016 takes place from 25th June to 3rd July.
Visit the festival website here for all the latest information.
Ceres Highland Games
Ceres Highland Games are the oldest free games in Scotland, always held on the last Saturday of the month of June, every year (except for war) since the charter to hold the Games was given to the people of the village by Robert Bruce in 1314 in recognition of their support at the battle of Bannockburn.
A fantastic day out for the whole family, the games include bagpipes, kilts and all the usual outdoor pursuits.
This year’s games will be held on the 25th June.
More information can be found here.
Byre in the Botanics – Samantha Barks
A summer season of outdoor concerts, film screenings and family fun at Scotland’s hidden gem, the stunning St Andrews Botanic Gardens in association with The Byre Theatre.
Samantha Barks, the award-winning young Les Mis star opens the first ever Byre In The Botanics in spectacular style.
Incorporating songs from her most celebrated roles along with other classics of musical theatre and film, the show brings together the grand and great melodies of the genre into one spellbinding set. Performing tracks that are included on her forthcoming album the tour promises to bring a fresh spark to old favourites, as Samantha lends her own lively and modern approach to songs such as ‘As Long As He Needs Me’, ‘This House Is Empty Now’, and of course, Les Misérables’ ‘On My Own’.