The stunning medieval city of St Andrews is well known these days for its famous golf course (the world's oldest) and Scotland's first and finest university, recently made famous by its royal alumni. Set on the stunning north coast of the Kingdom of Fife, St Andrews is just one hour away from Edinburgh. On this St Andrews day trip from Edinburgh we'll join a local historian and take a walk through the historic core of the town, visit the university, and explore the intricate links between the history of golf and the history of the town.
St Andrews Day Trip
Visit St Andrews University
Home of Golf
Educated in modern languages at Bristol and Oxford, Maggie subsequently received an MA from Edinburgh. Before becoming a professional Scottish tour guide she taught, mainly literature, in a variety of educational establishments in England and Scotland. Additionally, she has organized voluntary work placements in Romania and Hungary. She has lived in Edinburgh for most of her life and is very familiar with its history, architecture, and art. Through her family she has close associations with museums and galleries, and enjoys showing guests around this wonderful city full of architectural detail, mysterious medieval passageways, and glorious vistas.
Alex Collins is a PhDl student in the History of Art at the University of Edinburgh, where he researches medieval art and architecture.. He studied his MA in Art History and English at the University of St Andrews in 2009, before working in heritage and local government. At the University of Edinburgh, Alex teaches art and architectural history.
Hugh was born in Scotland, and raised on his father’s farm in Perthshire. He was educated at Cambridge University, where he read French and German literature. After completing his doctoral thesis in German, he joined the British foreign service, and spent over 25 years travelling the world as a diplomat, ultimately with the rank of ambassador.