Rohan St Andrews

Rohan in St Andrews

Welcome to Rohan St. Andrews from Ian (manager), Ewa (deputy manager), Jenna, James, Sophie and Kate.

Shop address: 137 South Street St Andrews KY16 9UN

Shop Phone Number: 01334 472752

Opening times:

Monday  09:30-17:30
Tuesday 09:30-17:30
Wednesday 09:30-17:30
Thursday 09:30-17:30
Friday 09:30-17:30
Saturday 09:30-17:30
Sunday 12:00-17:00

Welcome to St Andrews is just north the Edinburgh and the Firth of Forth. It is known worldwide as the “home of golf”. The town is also home to the University of St Andrews, the third oldest university in the English-speaking world.

 

Directions to the shop – We are situated about half way along South Street (almost opposite Madras college). There is parking directly outside the shop (£1 per hour mon-sat & free on Sundays). The bus station and free car parks are a 5-10 minute walk from the shop.

Staff Recommendations – For coffee/breakfast try Con Panna or the Rule (South Street) or the Northpoint on North Street. For lunch we recommend Mitchell’s on Market street or if it is nice an al fresco bite from the kiosk at the east sands (possibly the best view in town?). For dinner the Nahm Jimm (Market street), Maisha (Crail’s lane) or of course Fish and Chips (they are all good).

Local Knowledge – Highly recommend are Tentsmuir Forest and Beach, a stunning forest and dune/beach walk anytime of the year. Plus a seal colony at the very northern most tip. Also the Fife fishing villages of Crail, Pittenweem and Anstruther are gems and sit on the Fife Coastal Path. Pittenweem hosts an art festival every August where artist’s houses become galleries for a week. Check out www.pittenweemartsfestival.co.uk. Within St Andrews the castle, cathedral and university buildings provide a stunning backdrop to the town and are worth exploring. If you are looking for a short, sheltered walk, the Lade Braes is a hidden treasure and perfect when the weather is “changeable”. Of course no trip to St Andrews would be complete without a walk on either the east or west sands – take your pick.

Simon Powis is an academic at the University of St Andrews and a keen landscape photographer. He shares some thoughts with us on Rohantime on an often overlooked aspect of his hobby.

 

19 Comments

  1. Jenna (Sales) St. Andrews says:

    Not only is Gift Your Gear still on, it’s been extended! You now have until the 5th of October to bring in your useable outdoor gear and get 15% off any full-priced purchase.

  2. Kate (Sales) St. Andrews says:

    Hi there! I’m Kate, the newest St Andrews Rohan employee. The last few weeks have been a little mind boggling getting to know all about the technical features of every item of clothing in our Autumn/Winter Range. This years hydrophobic ‘Down Town’ coats strike me as a must have! You may be used to the problem with most down clothing, as soon as it gets damp it clogs together. But the down in our coats has a hydrophobic coating, this means it doesnt clog when damp and wont loose its warmth on a drizzly day. I’m not going to lie, this blew my mind.

  3. Jenna (Sales) St. Andrews says:

    It’s that wonderful time of year again! The award-winning nationwide initiative Gift Your Gear is back and we’re accepting donations of unwanted but still useable outdoor clothing and gear. The outdoor gear you donate will make a real difference to the community organisations, youth groups and charities who receive it, enabling others to benefit from life changing experiences in the great outdoors regardless of their circumstances. And as a bonus, when you donate your trousers, fleeces, jackets, etc; we’ll give you 15% off any full-priced purchase. So have a look in your wardrobes and attics and see what you can dig out, then come see our new Autumn/Winter range now in store.

    Gift Your Gear – Donate your unwanted outdoor gear

  4. Brian (Sales) St. Andrews says:

    Just arrived in store – lots of new styles and colours for our Autumn Winter ranges, and with the recent drop in temperature we might need the new icepack vests and jackets for men and women.

    The new Downtown Vest and Jacket are also superb with a 650+ fill of supersoft down.

    The ladies are catered for with a Downtown Coat and our Cocoon coats have been redisigned and look realy smart. If last year is anything to go by they will fly off the shelves so be quick to avoid disappontment.

  5. Ian (Manager) St. Andrews says:

    Great to have started working in Rohan St Andrews! Really looking forward to working with a brilliant brand.

    Thanks to all the team for making me feel so welcome.

  6. Sophie (Sales) St. Andrews says:

    Well, the Lammas Fair is well and truly in full swing here in St Andrews; we now have a full scale fun fair set up right outside our front door!

    However, now is a fantastic time to stop in as we have loads of new products and a lovely range of new Autumn/Winter colours in store. The brand new Mountain Leader in both Ladies and Gents is a great Jacket to keep you bone dry in the rather miserable weather we’ve been having the past few days. We also have brand new colours in favourites such as the microgrid Jacket and Zip in both Ladies and Gents. And the best news of all is that we’re taking 10% off any of our new season products!

    So, if you’re in St Andrews, get tired of the rides and want to escape the noise, come and take shelter with us here at Rohan! We promise it’s a lot quieter and warmer in here…

  7. Jenna (Sales) St. Andrews says:

    Diane Leigh will be here tomorrow (Friday) from 11am-3pm as she makes her way around Britain on her Little British Things Tour and sharing her stories with everyone. We’ll be holding a raffle to benefit RNLI so be sure to pop by!

  8. Sophie (Sales) St. Andrews says:

    We are very excited to be welcoming Diane Leigh to the St Andrews store on the 27th June. She is currently in the middle of her 80 day Little British Things Tour; Diane is wandering around the UK to find out what makes people British. She is stopping off at various Rohan shops along the way and will be with us this Friday, so pop in and say hello! Diane will be in store from 11-3, sharing stories of her tour so far; the people she’s met and the places she’s visited, surely all very interesting tales.

    The tour is raising money for the RNLI and we are helping her do it. We’ll be holding a £1 donation raffle (towards the charity) with some lovely ‘British’ prizes to be won!

    So stop in this Friday as it’s sure to be an interesting day here in St Andrews Rohan!

    http://rohantime.com/51509/look-coming-rohan-st-andrews/

  9. Jenna (Sales) St. Andrews says:

    Well, I’m off to Sweden for a week of some real summer weather tomorrow! The forecast is showing 27*C and sunny all this week, a welcome change from the cool, grey and drizzley weather we’ve had here these past few days. And since I’m flying a well-known budget airline, you can bet I’m weighing up what I can bring in my carry-on.
    A couple Serene Tops were first on my list as they’ve become my favourite top to wear this summer. Made of predominantly Lyocell, from Eucalyptus trees, they naturally regulate one’s temperature, wick away moisture, and inhibit the growth of bacteria. With a drying time of 2 hours and weighing in at 115g each, they are absolutely ideal for my holiday.
    The Jeans Plus skirt is the best version of denim one could ask for, with a blend of cotton and Coolmax polyester, it’s only 330g, dries overnight, wicks moisture, and is super comfortable to wear when traveling and sight-seeing. It also has a clever hidden zipped pocket, perfect for stowing a credit card and a bit of cash.
    My trusty Microgrid Jacket (315g). The inside packpocket is perfect for keeping me from misplacing my passport, and the ingenius microgrid design is great for those cooler evenings….
    …and my Stravaig 28 rucksack to put everything in. Just the right size.
    With all my clothes for the entire week weighing less than a kilo, I’ll have plenty of space for gifts and goodies!

    • Iain @ Rohan Inverness says:

      I spent some time in Sweden at midsummer, just amazing. Virtual daylight all the time, great weather, great company. Spent some time Mountain biking, rafting, camping and canoeing around the Varmland. Plus some Sea Kayaking off the coast near Stockholm. Would go back in a heartbeat, an amazing place.

  10. James (Sales) St. Andrews says:

    The weather’s warming up and the evenings are getting longer, and what better time for a sale at Rohan?

    This week sees the start of our Summer essentials sale, netting you up to 20% off some of our best summer gear.

    For the ladies, our fantastic short sleeve Serene Tops are reduced to £26.40 from their usual £33, and you can pick up a pair Tunis Capris trousers to go with them for a reduced price of just £52. An outfit sure to keep you cool and comfortable during the warm summer evenings.

    As for the gentlemen, our Core Silver T’s, with built-in cooling technology, are reduced from £36 to £28.80, and if you’re feeling up for a bt of adventure, our Rangefinder shorts are reduced to just £49.60.

    Of course, these are just some of the deals available in our Summer Essentials sale, so drop into us here on South Street and see what takes your fancy! It’s the perfect time to prepare for your summer adventures.

  11. Brian (Sales) St. Andrews says:

    Today the sun is shining and at last it feels like Summer is here to stay.

    We have a very large range of mens shorts this year so somebody in our Design Team must have very good contacts in the Met Office long range forecast department.

    There are Fusion shorts in Indian Ink and Putty for a smart look – think Fusion trousers cut down!

    Maroc shorts in Desert and French Blue (Navy) are in our travel linen mix of 50% linen 45% polyester which are ideal for travel in hotter climes.

    Rangefinder shorts in Asphalt and Falcon are ideal if you like cargo style trousers. They have two zipped pockets on the legs, a further rear zipped pocket as well as two hand pockets so you can securely carry your ‘bits and bobs’.

    All of our shorts are easy care you can wash, hang to dry and wear the next day – who wants to take a travel iron?

    Laies don’t fret we have shorts for you too – Crossover shorts in Flint Blue and Driftwood – again think Crossover Trousers but shorter.We also have Pacer Capri’s in Saffron, Deepwater Blue and Driftwood, and Tunis Travel Linen Capri’s in Deert.

  12. Brian (Sales) St. Andrews says:

    Come into St. Andrews tomorow, and see the last parade by RAF personnel from the nearby base at Leuchars. The base transfers to the Army next year and thus the RAF ends an association with the town dating back almost 70 years.

    It is a gorgeous day today very bright and sunny, ideal for most of our lightweight Summer range. Sundown tops, Leeway and Worldview shirts, pacer capris and Thai trousers and skirts for the ladies.

    The gents are not overlooked either with Aura, Waypoint and Worldview short sleeve shirts, and several styles of shorts.

    For a smarter travel look for gents and ladies we have a wide range of our lightweight and crease resistant travel linen.

  13. Jenna (Sales) St. Andrews says:

    Well the lovely warm weather we’ve been having lately has been replaced with this bitter, cold, dampness. Luckily, for anyone stopping in during our Mid Season Sale, there are great deals to be had to keep you warm and cosy.

    The long-length Cocoon Coat is a steal at 50% off, £185 down to £92.50 right now. Plenty of Icepack Vests still left, 30% off at £66.50. If you’re wanting something in between there’s the Icepack Jacket, 40% off, £125 down to £75.

    But have no fear, the sun will be back soon enough… and then you’ll need to be kitted out with things for warmer weather! We also have some bright and summery clothes in the sale such as our Sanctuary Shirt for the ladies £48, down from £60, great for keeping the midgies at bay. For the gents we have the Waypoint Shirt, £44 down from £55, with sun protection of UPF40+ and anti-odour silver technology… and many more great items in our Spring/Summer collection this year.

    Hurry in as the Mid Season Sale will be over this Monday, the 5th of May. Also, our hours for this Bank Holiday Monday will be 11am-5pm, hours as usual for the rest of this weekend.

  14. Kathryn (Sales) St. Andrews says:

    Big thank you to everyone who brought in their outdoor clothing for Gift Your Gear Thanks to those donations we had a really great collection and were able to send of three very full boxes last Monday.

    We currently don’t have any other offers on but we now have the complete spring and summer collection in so make sure you pop by to check everything out, especially if you are going on a trip soon. Rohan is your one stop shop for all things travel related. We can get you ready for everything; from a British hill walking holiday to a cruise around the Med. Rohan gear is always functional and this season we have given some pieces a nice and smart twist.

  15. Brian (Sales) St. Andrews says:

    It is that time of the year again !

    Rohan is again supporting the Gift Your Gear initiative by the charity ROG (Recycle Outdoor Gear). We have already started to collect items that will be passed on to local groups and charities. Our customers in the past have really got on board with Gift Your Gear and enjoyed clearing a little bit of their wardrobe space to make way for some new items too. You have until March 31st if you would like to make a difference to someone by recycling your outdoor gear and at the same time enjoy a 15% discount on our lovely new range.

    P.S. It does not have to Rohan clothing we will accept any used (but still useable) Jackets fleeces or trousers.

  16. Mel (Manager) St. Andrews says:

    Troggings …..the most versatile and under-rated trousers in the whole world?

    Troggings are consistently one of our best selling trousers both in St. Andrews and across the company. They are a smart looking trouser in a polyester/elastane blend which makes them extremely comfortable to wear. Yet despite knowing the virtues of the humble and competitively priced (£57) trogging, even I was surprised at how versatile they can be. Starting the day with a muddy dog walk in the clothes I intended to wear to work wouldn’t have been very sensible however mud just wipes off the surface of the fabric so no problem, caught in rain over lunch time? no problem the durable water repellancy on the surface means the rain simply rolls off the trouser keeping you dry. Pilates after work? The hall was a little chilly – but no need to change as the troggings are soft and stretchy enough to excersise in. Pub after pilates? obviously not on a school night but believe it or not they look good enough to do that in too!

    Need further recommendation? Every member of the team in St. Andrews has (at least) a pair and they are perfect for this cold snap.

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