St. Andrews Day Celebrations 25-30 Nov 2016

This year's programme highlights include:

Fri 25 Nov

6.30 - 7 pm. Beating the Retreat with the City of St. Andrews Pipe Band.

7.30 pm for 8 pm. Toppings Bookshop presents the legendary John Simpson launching his new book.

Sat 26 Nov

09.30 am St. Andrews Day Parkrun - Craigtoun Country Park.

11.30 - 1 pm Walking Tour with Virginia Fowler

2 pm - 6 pm Family Street Party, Market St. to include:

2-2.30 pm Caroline Gilmour - singer

2.45 pm - 3.15 pm Celter Schmelter, good-time klezmer music.

Street entertainers and local musicians will keep the party going throughout the afternoon

3.30 pm - 4.30 pm Skerryvore, Celtic Rockers

6 pm                        St Andrews Festive Lights switch-on.

6.30 - 7 pm Worlds largest Ceilidh, Market St.

Sun 27 Nov

10 am St. Andrews v Rest of the World Golf Match, New & Jubilee Courses.

11 am University Chapel Service

Wed 30 Nov

7.15 - 9 pm St. Andrews Day Conversation, a panel of leading Scots will talk about what it is to be                                 

                                Scottish. Janice Galloway, Muriel Gray, David Mach and Henry McLeish are the       


7 pm - 11 pm St. Andrews Day Dinner, Old Course Hotel

Open Doors – notable local buildings such as the R & A Clubhouse open their doors to the public.

Many more events including star author talks, exhibitions, food and drink tastings and sporting occasions are included in the programme. See for all the details or pick up a printed programme around the town.

Events being covered by BID St. Andrews are a Santa’s Grotto in the Byre Theatre, the Land Train for the week prior to Xmas, a Christmas Catalogue, possible Carol Singing event with St. Andrews Voices and a Burns Festival in Jan 2017.

Culinary events are also planned and can be found at

Written on 12 November 2016