March is known as the month of two sides; early march can still bring it with some quite harsh weather, whilst the latter part of the month can feel very spring-like. Regardless of which part of the month you are in St Andrews for, you can be assured of having plenty to see and do.
Get March off to a romantic start by immersing yourself in the world of poetry. St. Andrews is proud to host Scotland’s International Poetry Festival 2020 coined ‘StAnza 2020’ (4-8 March). The festival is truly a celebration of verse, with opportunities to enjoy it in various forms. Across St. Andrews you will find exhibitions, readings and performances that will either make you laugh, cry or both!
The festival has two themes this year; Coast Lines and Due North. Coast Lines responds to our positive feelings of being near the sea, whilst Due North explores the fascination with that part of the compass.
With 80 poets taking part in over a 100 events, both young and old will surely find something of delight.
Fife Whiskey Festival
St. Andrews has a long history with distillery, with distilleries to be found in and around the area. The Fife Whiskey Festival takes place 6-8th March bringing together the finest independent bottlers and distillers from across Scotland. On the final day of the festival, Kingsbarn Distillery, near St Andrews will host a special event to mark the end of the festival. Tickets can be bought directly from the festival’s website.
Theatre and the Arts
The Byre theatre is popular in St. Andrews and rightly so. The theatre boasts an impressive schedule each month of a collection of plays, performances and films. During March, you can choose comedy with critically acclaimed show, Arabella Weir’s ‘Does my mum loom big in this’, or a blast from the past with Abba tribute group ‘Gimme Abba’ or one of the several films that are showing as part of the Byre Film club – if you missed these award winning giants of the big screen, why not take the opportunity now to see what all the fuss was about. A rare treat, classic British sitcom Keeping Up Appearances will be shown at the theatre between 24th and 28th March. Relive Hyacinth Bucket’s hilarious adventures and watch as her family and friends try to do their best to keep up!
For opening times and ticket information, visit the Byre Theatre website.
St Andrews Spy Mission Treasure Trail
Have you heard the saying about seeing the world through a child’s eye? Well in St. Andrews we’ve made this possible with the St Andrews Spy Mission Treasure Trail. The trail can be done at your family’s pace and provides a fantastic opportunity to spend quality family time whilst also working up an appetite and learning more about the town and its history. The trail will keep children entertained as there are strategically planted clues on the way that reveal a special code. Children may even decide that they particularly like an area/building of interest and ask to go back to explore further.
With all this to do in March, you’re sure to enjoy your time in St Andrews, whatever the weather!
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/