St Andrews Information
St Andrews is and always will be a special place in Scotland's history for many different reasons, It takes its name from the Apostle whose relics, legend tells us, were brought to this place in antiquity by St Rule. Scotland later adopted St Andrew as her patron saint and took his saltire cross for her flag. Before the Reformation, the town was the centre of religious life in medieval Scotland, with the bishops wielding great influence over both church and state.
St Andrews university was founded in 1410-11,and is Scotland's first university and also the third oldest in Britain.
There are over 6,000 students studying in St Andrews today.
The University of St Andrews is a member of the Sutton 13 and the 1994 Group, a small network composed by several universities dedicated to perform intensive research in the United Kingdom. In 2009 The Guardian ranked the university third best within the UK, after Oxford and Cambridge. It was ranked first in student satisfaction.
For many people coming to this historic beautiful town,its the game that brings them here,after all St Andrews is the home of golf,
golf was recognized here in 1552.
The Old Course is the most famous golf course in the world and is also home to the Royal and Ancient Golf Club which is still the ruling body for the rules of golf.The Old Course at St Andrews hosts the Open Golf Championship every five years, the 2015 Open Golf will be held this
year at St Andrews between the 12th & 19th of July.
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