St Andrew's Festival
From: Monday, October 29 2007, 11:00 am
to: Saturday, November 3 2007, 6:00 pm
Where better to celebrate St Andrew's Day than with the people of the city named after him. St Andrew's Day falls on 30 November each year, and the capital of Fife celebrates for a number of days around this date. It used to be called "St Andrew's Week" but in 2006 it has burgeoned to a fortnight, so becomes St Andrew's Festival. Various events combine to celebrate the patron saint of Scotland and there are commemorative services in churches all over the town.
Amidst the concerts of traditional and classical music, exhibitions of arts, crafts and photography, ceilidhs and fireworks, there is also a food and drink fair where the "Golden Spurtle Award" is presented for the best bowl of porridge in Fife.
St Andrews was named after the Apostle whose relics, according to legend, were brought here by a Greek monk. The picturesque city is steeped both in history and golf and, during St Andrew's Festival, many of the buildings and exhibitions normally closed to the public throw open their doors, including the University, Masonic Lodge and the Royal and Ancient Golf Club.