The summer months may be over, but there is still a good chance that some of that warmth and sunshine will hang around for just a little longer before the days start to turn a little colder. But don’t worry, whatever the weather, there is still plenty to do in and around the beautiful and historic area of St Andrews.
St Andrews Farmers’ Street Market
September will see the third and final month of the trial period of the St Andrews Farmers’ Street Market which has been launched by the Fife Farmers Market thanks to a regional food fund. This truly local market offers an excellent opportunity to sample the very best of the produce that is on offer in the local area. There will also be a chef demonstration taking place during the market offering the perfect opportunity to sample some of the produce on offer before buying it. The market will also include plenty of artisanal stalls offering a wide variety of handcrafted items.
Golfers will find plenty to do in St Andrews this month. In addition to the regular guided walks of the old golf course which take place every Sunday at 11am and 2pm, the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship will also be taking place. From 26th to 29th September one of the richest championships on the European golf circuit will be taking place at St Andrews and a further two linked courses in the local area. This is a must for any golfing enthusiasts visiting the area at the end of the month.
Whilst the end of September may see some of the local foliage beginning to find its autumnal shades the beauty of St Andrews and its wide array of flora and fauna will still be a fantastic sight. Scotland’s Garden Scheme, the open garden charity, will be continuing to hold a wide variety of open garden events all over St Andrews and the surrounding areas. These events have been put together as a fundraiser which has been running all summer long and feature a number of different gardens superbly set out and with a fantastic range of well-established plants and designs that are sure to appeal to both amateur and experienced horticulturalists.
These events are open on a by appointment basis, and there is a small charge, which will go towards the charity. They will be running until the end of the month.
If you prefer music, then you are in for a treat in September in St Andrews with a number of different events taking place.
On 12th September Flautist Adam Walker, who was the 2004 BBC Young Musician of the Year will be performing a selection of works Nielsen in a concert that will also include works from Haydn, Dean and Mozart. This will take place at The Byre Theatre. If popular music is more your thing, then the Tine Turner Experience, 26th to 27th September promises to have you dancing in the aisles.
With so much to see and do, you can enjoy September in St Andrews whatever kind of weather you encounter.