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  • Culture

    Education

    Scotland has a long history of distinctive, good quality education and institutions such as the School of St Andrews have become world famous for the age-old role that they have played in the history of premier education. Education really started to take the shape of a formalized system in Scotland during the medieval period when Roman Catholic churches organized schooling in the country. ...

  • Attractions

    St. Andrew's Aquarium

    A mysterious world with its unfathomable depths, marveled at and the subject of intense research, the sea remains less understood by man than outer space is. We are continually awed by the magnitude and might of this secretive aquarium but beneath in the remotest of corners to the open shallows lies a world beyond our comprehension. A little piece of this mystical world is on display at ...

  • Golf Courses

    Kingsbarns

    The Kingsbarns Golf Links along the North Sea coast has the sea visible from almost all parts of the course. Though it is a new course, its golf origins date back to 1793. Kingsbarn lies between St Andrews and Crail and this unique part of East Fife has sandy soils, undulating ridges and hollows, and even its own burn, the Cambo running into the sea. All this is set immediately against the ...

  • Golf Courses

    Duke's Golf Course

    Prince Andrew, Duke of York hit the first tee shot at the inaugural match here in 1995, giving the course its name. Duke’s is the only non-links course at St Andrews and is the course built by the Old Course Hotel. Despite its location next to the 17th hole of the Old Course at St Andrews, the hotel could not guarantee its guests tee times there. Hence a new inland course was built for their use.

  • Castles

    St Andrews

    St Andrews Castle was not really a castle, but has been the main residence of the bishops and archbishops of St Andrews since the 1200s. It was the seat of power and administration of the Scottish Church and was the location for some of the turning points in the long history of Scotland. As a part of Robert Bruce’s policy the original structure was destroyed by the Scots in 1337 to avoid it ...

  • Golf Courses

    Crail At Balcomie

    Just twelve miles from St Andrews, the Mecca of golf in Scotland, in the easternmost kingdom of Fife, is Crail, the seventh oldest golf club in the world. The Crail Golfing Society was founded in 1786 and was initially located at Sauchope just outside Crail, a picturesque fishing village. It is believed that a local farmer laid out a nine-hole course in Balcomie in the mid nineteenth ...

  • Golf Courses

    Scotscraig

    Scotscraig is the thirteenth oldest golf club in the world and closely connected to the legendary St Andrews of Scotland in many ways. It was founded in1817 by the St Andrews Society of Golfers which was later known as the Royal and Ancient Golf Club. Scotscraig is located in Tayport, Fife and is only 15minutes from the famous Old Course at St Andrews. Even the lands of the Scotscraig Golf ...

  • Golf Courses

    Panmure Golf Club

    Panmure Golf Club is one of the oldest clubs in the world, founded in 1845. At that time a nine holes course was laid by Robertson and Pires of St Andrews in the area of Monifieth. This was later extended to 18 holes in 1880. The Panmure Golf Club was then shifted to its present location at Barry in 1899. Today Panmure Golf Club is a traditional links course that is situated adjacent to the ...

  • Activities

    Golf Courses

    Scotland is the birthplace of golf, an internationally acclaimed sport. As such, Scotland boasts some of the greatest golf courses in the world. In fact, this marvelous country boasts more than 550 exquisite golf courses, each with its own flavor. Large numbers of keen golfers visit Scotland each year so that they can experience golf in its land of origin. All avid golfers dream of ...

  • Sport

    Golf

    Scotland has over 540 golf courses to choose from including world famous championship golf courses such as The Old Course St Andrews, Royal Troon, Carnoustie, Muirfield, Turnberry and Gleneagles. There are also the world-renowned historic Golf Clubs, such as Blairgowrie Rosemount, Cruden Bay, Southerness, Royal Musselburgh, Western Gailes, Tain and Ladybank. New Scottish golf courses ...