St Andrews Festival

Submitted by edg on Thu, 24 Nov '11 8.04pm

The town of St Andrews in Fife's annual St Andrew's Day festival spans several days with concerts, ceilidhs, and other events.

The town - perhaps best known as the home of golf, and for its university and ancient cathedral - will again be spreading out the outdoor hospitality on South street - one of the main three streets. On Saturday (26th), a pipe band torchlight procession is followed by the outdoor Nae4Wimps Ceilidh at a stage at the West Port. Last year it attracted over 1500. This year, the Sandy Smith Ceilidh Band leads.

Red Hot Chilli Pipers play on Friday night in a covered venue outside Madras College and the Peatbog Faeries on Saturday night at the same venue.

There will be a range of children’s events and competitions in the afternoons.

Getting there by Train

The nearest train to St Andrews goes to Leuchars (takes approx. 1 hour). From there a 10 minute bus journey takes you to central St Andrews (there are 2 to 3 buses per hour between 9am and 6pm, and less frequently at other times). Book ahead for cheaper train tickets.

St Andrews by bus from Edinburgh

Stagecoach runs buses to St Andrews - the X59 (via Glenrothes and Cupar) is fastest at 1 hour 43 mins. The X58 takes the scenic, coastal route (Dalgety Bay-Kirkcaldy-Leven-Anstruther) with a change at Kirkaldy to X26. The trip takes 2hrs 14 mins.


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