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They say that if you want to see the whole of Scotland but don’t have the time, then just go to the
Kingdom of Fife.
They say, too, that if you want to experience Scottish culture and way of life at its best then move
to St Andrews.
St Andrews, ‘The Auld Grey Toon’, was the birthplace of golf. Its links was its nursery and the Old Course its academy. The clerics of the Church and the academics of its University honed and refined the game before The Royal and Ancient Golf Club gave it to the world.
But it was the honesty and integrity, innate in the character of St Andrews folk, which was imbued in golf and made it the ‘Great Game’.
Although its name is synonymous with golf, the rich history of St Andrews makes it a place of universal wonder. Here Scotland’s first University came to be; here the Reformation that consumed Northern Europe began. Quietly, unobtrusively, the town has embraced the best of the past whilst selectively embracing the usefulness of modernity. It is the blend of the past with the present that makes for the unique character of St Andrews.