Christmas Shopping in St Andrews

For our Christmas Shopping we take the opportunity to base ourselves in Crail and then head for a delightful stroll round the University town of St Andrews.

For 2019 Bid St Andrews are planning the annual St Andrews Day Celebration on November 30th entitled “The Big Hoolie”. This is a ticketed event but the tickets are free. Just go on to Eventbrite. In addition there is a Christmas Market selling local produce/crafts on Madras College Lawn, a  Street Ceilidh, Torch Light Parade and Fireworks Display.  There are Christmas Fares going on in local churches. For details on the whole programme of events click this link St Andrews Day Events.

We take it easy, shop slowly, pop in to a couple of places for snacks and drinks and generally have a lovely day Christmas Shopping.

book shopping at St andrews

Book shopping at Topping & Company Greyfriars Garden

cullen skink at the vic st andrews

Soup of the Day – Cullen Skink at The Vic, St Andrews

artery st andrews

Find the perfect presents at Artery St Andrews

something for the cheese board

Cheese and Biscuits from I J Mellis

jannettas gelateria st andrews

Seasonal ices at Jannettas Gelateria

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Saltires and King Creosote for St Andrew’s Day

At the end of the day we returned to cosy Sandcastle Cottage to prepare a meal of food purchased from our excellent local shops in Crail & St Andrews enhanced by a bottle of delicious red from St Andrews Wine Company.  Enjoy the photos of the day’s activities. We hope it might entice you to visit soon. Relaxation whilst Christmas shopping – it has a lot to recommend it!

fillet steak penmans

Penman’s Fillet Steak with Mushroom Sauce


I J Mellis cheeses and biscuits

solms astor st andrews wine

Wine from the St Andrews Wine Company

If  you want to stay at Sandcastle Cottage in the East Neuk of Fife for Christmas shopping this year, just check your dates by selecting them from the link below.  We look forward to welcoming you to Sandcastle Cottage.

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Find out more about Christmas Shopping in St Andrews

Topping & Company St Andrews

Artery Gifts

Jannetta’s Gelateria

Vic St Andrews

King Creosote

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