At the height of summer and with the holiday season well underway August is a busy month in and around St Andrews with a raft of regular monthly events plus some seasonal happenings too.
The beginning of this month’s events starts off on Saturday 3rd with the monthly morning Farmers Market at the North Car Park, Argyle Street where you can browse stalls selling food and drink, cosmetics and craft items and everything in between. From 11.30am onwards Waterstones host their weekly Saturday Story Time where kids young and old can lose themselves in a good book.
Tuesday the 6th sees the monthly Balgove Larder Night Market, from 5pm to 9pm. Browse stalls selling traditional produce or stop to watch a live butchery demo from Master Butcher James Lothian. You can enjoy street food style BBQ food whilst listening to great live music from local artistes.
Every Monday sees an afternoon open singing group, the Hubbub, held in the Football and Social Club on Langlands Road and at the St Andrews Table Tennis Club at the Victory Memorial Hall, St Mary’s Place you can learn to play table tennis or brush up on existing skills.
This well-loved country park hosts events all year round, including its annual Charity Weekend, held on the 24th and 25th of August. You can also enjoy the regular afternoon teas, while children can have lots of fun exploring the Fairy Glen, the zip-wire, trampolines and adventure park. Crazy Golf, boating and rides around the park are also available for families to enjoy.
The St Andrews Land Train Tour
Why not join the Land Train for a guided tour around the main points of attraction including the Bruce Embankment, Cathedral and Castle, the Old Harbour and Blackfriars Chapel? The Tour runs every day during August, weather permitting.
The Lammas Market
Don’t miss the oldest surviving medieval market, held on the 10th- 14th of August on Market Street.
The Original St Andrews Witches Tour
Join one of the night time walking tours to learn about the stories of history and supernatural folklore that lie within the ancient streets of St Andrews. Prepare to be fascinated and frightened al at the same time! The tours are held every Thursday and Friday plus Sundays during July and August and depart from the Greyfriars Hotel on North Street at 7.30pm. They last for 70 spine tingling minutes, after which you may need to partake of a fortifying wee dram in one of the many pubs or restaurants in the area.
Relive the Sixties
If it’s music you’re after to make your stay in St Andrews go with a swing, head to The Byre Theatre at the University of St Andrews on Abbey Street for the Counterfeit Sixties 2019 show on Saturday August 31st. Music from The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, The Monkees and The Dave Clark Five to name just a few of the great bands from that era, will be featured in an evening of great entertainment.
Whether its music, culture or good food, there’s sure to be more than one event in St Andrews you won’t want to miss this August. Which ones will you be attending?
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