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
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.