Saint Andrews Local Customs

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    Difficult choice / Difícil elección

    by elpariente Written Nov 14, 2013
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    I'm watching a golf website and it listed 26 clubs to 25kms. radius of St. Andrews and among them there are several that have two or more fields and links. This gives you the idea of the fans that are in Scotland for golf, where they play always "even if the weather is not good ".
    Specifically St. Andrews Links Club House, which is integrated into the city, has seven fields, including the Old Course, the New Course, Jubille Course, Castle Course ...
    The prices are not cheap, but sometime you have to do an excess
    If you make up your mind and you do not forget it
    Estoy viendo una web de golf y en ella aparecen 26 clubs a 25kms. a la redonda y hay varios que tienen varios campos y links . Esto da la idea de la afición que hay en Escocia por el Golf, donde juegan siempre "aunque haga bueno".
    En concreto en San Andrews el Links Club House tiene siete campos , entre ellos el Old Course, el New Course, Jubille Course, Castle Course ...
    Los precios no son baratos, pero alguna vez hay que hacer un exceso

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    The Royal and Ancient Golf Club

    by elpariente Written Nov 14, 2013

    The tradition of this club dates back several centuries, in fact, in 2004 celebrated its 250th anniversary and remains a private golf club with 2,400 members worldwide
    It is not the first golf club in the world, but if it was here, where in the late nineteenth century, for first time was responsible for defining and managing the game roles of golf
    La tradición de este club se remonta a varios siglos , de hecho, en el año 2004 celebró su 250 aniversario y sigue siendo un club privado de golf con 2.400 socios de todo el mundo
    No es el primer club de golf en el mundo, pero si fue aquí, donde a finales del siglo XIX , se hicieron responsables de definir y administrar las reglas del juego del golf

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    The Lammas Fair

    by Redang Updated Nov 5, 2008

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    The Lammas Fair takes place every August and finishes on he second Tuesday of the month. Market Street, Thursday and Friday; South Street, Monday (what I saw) and Tuesday.

    This tradition dates back to 1.620.

    PS: I got the information some two months after my visit thanks to Maureen Milne, Visitor Services Assistant, St Andrews Tourist Centre, and I consider of interest to add it.

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    Don't step on the PH initials outside the Quad

    by morgenhund Updated Nov 6, 2005

    Outside the main Quad (The Sally's Quad - or St Salvator's Quadrangle) in St Andrews, there are the initials PH appearing in the paving. This is a monument to Patrick Hamilton, who was burned at the stake in 1526 as a heretic - whilst a student - and who took 6 hours to burn to death. Above the flagstone of the main entrance to the quad, there is a face in the stone - allegedly imprinted in the stone by his soul.

    As an undergraduate it is very bad luck indeed to step on these initials. Many people, therefore, can be seen dancing up and down on them after graduation, having carefully avoided stepping on them for the duration of their degrees.

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    Pier walk in Red Gowns

    by morgenhund Written Nov 4, 2005

    St Andrews University, my alma mater, was founded in 1410, and is steeped in tradition. One such tradition is the Pier Walk, where students don their distinctive red gowns, which were originally designed to prevent them from straying into houses of ill-repute and taverns, and walk down the pier. The sight of the red gowns as people walk down the pier is a very distinctive one, and the bracing sea air and the whole social nature of the event makes it a remarkable affair. Pier walks normally take place after the morning service at the University Chapel on North Street.

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