The month of January is considered by most people as a miserable time of the year. This is understandable after having to follow December’s fun and festivities. However January in St. Andrews could really help lift the spirits, as there are many wonderful events and activities to keep you busy and occupied. We’ve gathered together some of what is scheduled to help you plan your visit.
New Year Resolutions – Happier, Healthier you.
Many of us vow to be healthier in the New Year and in St. Andrews starting this resolution has never been easier. The beautiful town boasts picturesque walks to entice you out into the fresh air and plenty of stunning beaches to stroll along to get that heart rate up. Find out more about what walks are available and difficulty levels at the St. Andrews iCentre.
If you’d rather your daily activity is a bit more structured, why not consider killing two resolutions with one stone and learning a new skill? St. Andrews is undisputedly the home of Golf; surprise yourself, family and friends and go home having learnt a new sport. Don’t let the weather dampen your golfing spirits, you can always start honing your skills at the St. Andrews indoor Golf Centre.
Theatre and the Arts
A visit to St. Andrews would not be complete without taking in a performance at the Byre Theatre. Whatever your interests, there is sure to be something of interest at this popular venue. If opera is your thing, the theatre is hosting William Kentridge’s apocalyptic pre-world war 1 masterpiece Wozzeck (based on Alban Berg’s work) on Saturday 11th January. With Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin leading the way, it is one not to be missed.
Banish the January blues by taking in some comedy. Whether you like your jokes brash, loud and with audience participation or you prefer your laughs to come from something a bit more subtle, the byre has you covered. On 18th January, Andrew Scott takes to the stage in Present Laughter. Written by Noel Coward the story shows how actor Garry Essendine lives out his last few days at home before leaving on an overseas tour. A week later Craig Hill brings his Bottoms Up! Show to the Byre. Craig’s brand of wit and high energy performances have earned him fantastic reviews. A night with Craig is sure to leave you upbeat.
St. Andrews is lucky enough to still have wonderful bookshops that are perfect for immersing yourself in the written word. If occasion allow you may also have the opportunity to attend a book signing or book reading. This January Toppings & Company Booksellers is proud to host Salley Vickers, best-selling author of The Librarian on Tuesday 28th January for an evening to celebrate her new novel Grandmothers
A finalist on BBCs MasterChef: The Professional, Dean Banks brings 5 weeks of Tasting Series to his restaurant Haar in St. Andrews. He starts this culinary extravaganza with honouring his home country. So between 22nd to 26th January, you can experience Scotland’s finest ingredients with Bank’s Scottish tasting series. An evening of food at Haar promises to be ‘a sensory experience like no other’.
There’s no such thing as blue January when you immerse yourself in all St Andrews has to offer, so why not start your new year off with some – or all – of these great activities?
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/