What’s on in St Andrews during May 2018

st andrews from the cathedral

View from the Cathedral

Hopefully as we enter May, the weather will really start to improve, and we can begin to appreciate all the stunning scenery and the plethora of outdoor events that St Andrews has to offer. The big event this month is sure to be Medieval Mayhem, but if that’s not quite your style, don’t worry – there are plenty of events taking place throughout the month.

Medieval Mayhem

This free event takes place on May 7th – May Day. Join in the fun and witness all manner of weapons demonstrations or face up to fierce foes in the catapult competition. If you fancy seeing how St Andrews might have looked over 500 years ago then this will be your chance, using virtual reality explore St Andrews as you have never seen it before. With the opportunity to create your own medieval manuscript and so many more fantastic drop-in activities this should prove to be a fantastic event. It begins at 11am and runs until 3pm at MUSA.

If history is right up your street then Martyrs, Masons and Monarchs which will be taking place on 20th April from midday to 4pm might be just the event you are looking for. Learn how medieval buildings were built and take a look at the role of the stonemason. There will even be a chance to handle real artefacts that have been excavated by archaeologists. This event will be taking place in the very apt setting of St Andrews Castle.

Farmers Market

The Farmers market takes place on the first Saturday of every month and offers a fantastic selection of local produce from all over the region in one place. Fresh dairy produce, meat, fruit and vegetable, preserves and beverages will be available to buy alongside a selection of local crafts.


As always, there are is a fantastic and wonderfully varied musical programme planned during May. On 7th May at 7.30pm the Byre Theatre presents The Other Guys. Formed in 2004 the group have grown to become the premier Scottish all-male a cappella group. Their repertoire includes the classical and the contemporary and they aim to make sue their audiences are well and truly entertained. Tickets can be bought in advance for this event.

If you prefer opera, then Tayside Opera are celebrating their 50th year with a performance of La Traviata. Their lavish performance of Verdi’s opera will be sing in English, costumed and with a full chamber orchestra accompaniment. The venue is St Andrews Town hall and the opera will take place on Friday 25th starting at 7.30pm.

Hidden Gems of France with French Charcuterie Masterclass

If you fancy discovering 13 of the hidden gems from some of the lesser known regions of France, then this evening of wine and grapes is sure to tickle your taste buds. There will be a selection of hams, pate, cheeses, breads and olives available to taste as well. Head over to The Scores Hotel on Friday 15th at 7.30pm.

Whatever weather May brings, why not explore something new in St Andrews this month?

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/

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