As we head into Spring with its vibrant colours just beginning to appear in the landscape and Easter getting ever closer, you might just be wondering what there is to do in St Andrews. The social calendar is undoubtedly beginning to fill up, and there are a great variety of events taking place in the vicinity for people of all ages. There really is something for everyone. And as the weather takes a turn for the better, the stunning backdrop of the local countryside is sure to offer plenty to see.
What better way to sample great local produce than with a stroll around the farmer’s market? Held every month on the first Saturday, St Andrews’ farmer’s markets brings together a fantastic selection of fresh produce from local producers; meat, fruits and vegetables, dairy produce and fish. There is also a good selection of speciality produce and handicrafts.
The big event for St Andrews in March is StAnza. This year, the annual literary festival will take over the town from 6 – 10th March, although some of the events will still be running until the end of the month. Focusing on verse, StAnza will be a fantastic array of readings, slams, open mics, workshops and a whole host of other poetry-related events. Local poets and visitors from all over the world will be taking part. There will be events taking place each day and a fantastic programme has already been lined up, so keep an eye on the StAnza website for specific details. A considerable number of the events that are taking place are free.
St Andrews in March is full of events to keep any keen golfer happy. From 5th – 6th March AoC will be holding their Open Golf Championship at the Fairmount St Andrews resort. This truly spectacular course, which is recognised as one of the top golf courses in the world, will open its doors for this student tournament which is sure to prove an exciting event.
For those golfers who would love to take a tour of the golf course, these are offered on a regular basis throughout the month of March and always take place at 11am. Tickets should be bought in advance to avoid disappointment.
No visit to Scotland is truly complete without a trip to a castle, or three. On 23rd March the Students Association of St Andrews University is running a trip, which is open to both students and non-students. The tour will take in three impressive and romantic castles that may seem more than a little familiar to many. These castles have featured in the Film Outlander and the very popular Game of Thrones. Even if you are not a fan of either the film or the series, the beauty of these stunning buildings is sure to impress. As this tour is likely to be very popular tickets are sure to be snapped up promptly so you will need to book quickly.
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