St Andrews

St Andrews is a beautiful town on the east coast of Scotland. Known around the world as the birthplace of golf, St Andrews also boasts clean and attractive beaches, historical buildings and a dry climate (by Scottish standards!) For more information click here.

The public can book to play the world famous golf courses, with the possibility of club rentals.

Getting to St Andrews

Click here for general information about getting to St Andrews by air, land and sea. We plan to run a complimentary shuttle bus from Edinburgh airport for day or two before the start of the conference, as this is the nearest major airport to St Andrews. Details are available here. St Andrews can be reached from other Scottish airports using bus, train or road.

Flights to and from all major British airports are available from British airways as well as many other airlines. This is a sponsored link proceeds of which will be reinvested into the conference and ACP.

Some visitors to the UK must apply for a visa. The Home Office provide details of what preparations travellers must make, in particular a visa enquiry form makes the task simple. This page has details of what documents need to be presented on entry to the UK.

Getting around St Andrews

St Andrews is a small town and easy to navigate on foot, or by bus or taxi. Click here for a printable map.


Average weather in St Andrews for the 1-14 September since 1996:

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Between 1-14 September 2009 it rained on 8 days.


Further afield

While you are visiting St Andrews it is worth making plans to spend some time in the rest of Scotland, which is easily accessible by public transport within a few hours. Nearby Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow boast superb cultural attractions, entertainment, sport, hiking, shopping, hotels and cuisine. Glasgow and Edinburgh are good bases from which to explore the rest of Scotland including the Highlands and Rabbie Burns country.