Spring is beginning to show signs of arriving and with Easter at the end of the month the calendar is starting to look pretty full. The big event this month is the StAnza poetry festival but there are farmer’s markets and shows aplenty.
Poetry takes over the town from 7 – 11th March with poets from across the world performing and creating works on the twin themes of “Borderlines” and “The Self”. With poets from as far away as China, Korea, New Zealand and Trinidad the poetry isn’t even restricted to the English (or Scots!) language as there will be a special “Going Dutch” sub-theme showcasing work from the Low Countries in Dutch, Frisian and Flemish.
The Whisky Fair
On Saturday 24th March the Town Hall plays host to whisky distillers from across Scotland at our very own Whisky Fair. Booking is essential for this amazing overview of what is rightly regarded as Scotland’s national drink. For a small extra fee you can also attend one of the Masterclasses to learn from … well … the master’s themselves!
Farmer’s Markets and Crafts
Held the first Saturday of every month the St Andrews Farmer’s market brings local producers from across Fife together to sell their wares. Fresh meat, butter, cheese, fruit, vegetables and of course fish can be found alongside a selection of crafts and speciality produce.
Later in the month, on Tuesday 27th, Madras College will be holding a craft fair for local artisans. Buy directly from the crafters themselves or stock up on craft materials for yourself. The event promises to be well-attended offering something for everyone, young and old.
St Andrews Music Society
This year SAMS are performing in their own production of “Sister Act” at the Byre from the end of February to the beginning of March. With 78 years of experience they bring Town and Gown together in a way many other societies simply can’ t manage. It might not be Broadway but it is certainly a good night out.
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
If musical comedy isn’t your cup of tea then on the 19th the scottish chamber orchestra will be in town to perform Dvořák’s Violin Concerto and Schubert’s Symphony No 9 ‘The Great’ at the Younger Hall. The orchestra will be conducted by Robin Ticciati and the soloist will be Christian Tetzlaf. It promises to be a superb experience.
Cheese and Wine
Who does it better – France or New Zealand? Compare around 13 different wines and cheeses with expert Rose Murray Brown and decide if Burgundy is better or if New Zealand can take the crown. For further information contact The Scores Hotel.
Parasites at the Bell Pettigrew Museum
From cuckoos to botflies via head lice this tour of the collection on 17th March will focus on those beasties that make a living off the backs of other creatures – the parasites. This is sure to be full of interesting facts for all those interested in these mini beasts!
With all this on offer this March in St Andrews, it’s certainly worth booking your visit early so you don’t miss out on any of these great events.
Why not stay with us and experience our amazing coach houses, or take our lodge with it’s private hot tub for that extra dab of luxury. More at https://www.standrewscoachhouses.co.uk/