For our Christmas Shopping we took the opportunity to base ourselves in Crail and then headed for a delightful stroll round the University town of St Andrews. Read more
The Lade Braes Walk is one of the most popular walks in St Andrews. Read more
As we look forward to the seasons beginning to turn from summer towards autumn, we start to welcome different groups to Sandcastle Cottage for our autumn breaks. Read more
There is lots to see and do on a day trip to St Andrews. Many of our guests are ex St Andrews students or have holidayed there as a child. Some of our visitors from parts of the UK and overseas are making their first trip to the area. However many are returning guests who have fallen in love with the area and enjoy a relaxing carefree holiday.
We were long overdue a walk round St Andrews Botanic Garden, so set off there on a fine day in May in time for apple blossom and bluebells. Read more
For those who’ve left it to the last minute to book a holiday, all you need to do to find out when Sandcastle Cottage is next available is to put the dates you require into our Book Now box (to the right or scroll down if on mobile) for an instant quote. Read more
St Andrews Food and Drink Festival
We’re watching the plans for a month-long celebration of fabulous Food From Fife unfold, in the form of the St Andrews Food and Drink Festival which will be taking place in November 2015, Read more
Our guests have been enjoying a day-out to Craigtoun Park on the outskirts of St Andrews for many years whilst staying at Sandcastle Cottage. Read more
We were lucky this morning to be able to head up to St Andrews for a ceremony unveiling the new statue of the “Cool Cat About Town”, Hamish McHamish. The life of the town’s famous cat was being celebrated in many artistic ways. Children from the primary schools had been drawing pictures of Hamish in all the different places he regularly visits. The local baker, Fisher and Donaldson’s had baked a cake in his image, and over at the Town Hall, many faces were being painted in his likeness. We were even fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of the cat himself as he was discovered and brought along to the ceremony by a local resident.
If you’d like to read more about the background to how Hamish became famous, take a look at his story on the Visit St Andrews website.
The cake from Fisher and Donaldson’s was delicious!
You can read Hamish’s story and find lots of pictures of his life in the book “Hamish McHamish of St Andrews – Cool Cat About Town” by Susan McMullan – we bought a copy for our guests at Sandcastle Cottage, and you’ll find it there with a dedication from the author. You can see lots more about the people who officiated and were involved in the fundraising, sculpting and the event itself over on our Facebook album.
Now we’re off to find out more about whether there are any other statues to famous cats around Europe – do you know of any?