As the nights get darker, and the weather gets colder, we’re coming to accept that summer is over for another year. But, there is no need to be gloomy, as there is plenty going on in St Andrews over the coming months to keep you busy. Below, we take a look at some of the best events in the local area throughout the month of November.
Savour St Andrews Day
There is only one place to begin, and this is with Savour St Andrews, which takes place during November. This festival is designed to celebrate food and drink experiences, and let’s face it; who doesn’t enjoy a tipple now and again and bite to eat? There are numerous events to enjoy throughout the month, so let’s take a look at some of them.
Firstly, we have the annual St Andrew’s Day Dinner. On Wednesday 30th November, at The Ballroom, Old Course Hotel, guests will enjoy a range of canapés, a dinner, and welcome cocktails featuring local gin, as well as local craft beer. This event takes place between 7 and 11 pm, and it was launched as a follow-up to the Food and Drink Festival in the area, which ran between 2012 and 2015. Tickets cost £75.
Other events throughout the month include the St Andrews Chef Taster Lunch Hall of Champions, on Sunday 6th November between 12 and 4pm. Food businesses and chefs from across the town are offering a buffet style lunch. Tickets cost £5, which includes three dishes. Tickets are free for those under 12 years of age. There is also the Demo and Dine weekend, taking place on the 19th and 20th of November, which includes drink tastings and chef demonstrations.
Music in Museums
If you are a music fan, Music in Museums by the St Andrews Recorder Consort on Sunday 13th November is bound to be of interest. Taking place between 2.30 and 3.15 pm, this is a free event, featuring music from the likes of MUSA, Vaughan Williams, Bach, and Purcell. This event is suitable for all ages, and booking is not required. From the contrabass (2m long) to the soprano (30cm long), a wide range of recorders will be used during the first public recital for the newly formed St Andrews Recorder Consort.
Don’t worry; it’s not as gruesome as it sounds! This is actually a method of art that involves images being collectively assembled, with each collaborator adding to the composition in a sequence. A selection of works from the Scottish Society of Artists will be on display on Saturday 19th at St Andrews Museum.
Champagne & Sparkling Wine Tasting
If you love a glass of bubbly, this is just the event for you. Taking place on Friday November 18th, at the Rufflets Country House Hotel, the Champagne & Sparkling Wine Tasting will give you the ability to sample 13 sparkling wines from across the globe. Plus, there is a divine two-course fork buffet to enjoy afterwards.
There’s plenty to enjoy in St Andrews as the winter approaches, so why not explore some or all of the above events – you may find that colder weather signals your new favourite time of year!