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Police Scotland find no criminality in St Andrews assault

Police Scotland have concluded their investigation of an assault that took place Thursday 8 November in St Andrews, finding no criminality. A Police Scotland spokesperson said, "Inquiries into a report of an assault on a 22-year-old woman in the Doubledykes area of St Andrews around 1.15 am on Thursday 8 November have concluded. Following an investigation officers are satisfied that there...

ELAGA 2019 cancelled

ELAGA have cancelled their planned event for 2019 and the group will no longer be organising events within St Andrews. ELAGA was a creative art and music festival run independently by students at the University of St Andrews. The news was confirmed to The Saint in a statement last week, with ELAGA’s executive committee citing that as fourth years they needed...

University launches new five-year strategic plan for 2018-2023

The University Court has approved the new University Strategy for St Andrews, as Principal Sally Mapstone confirmed via email on 31 October. The strategy covers the next five years of the University of St Andrews, from 2018 to 2023. Professor Mapstone highlighted that the production of this document has been a collaborative process, with consultations with students, faculty, and staff helping...

Controversy surrounds £23m Abbey Park development proposal

A new £23m accommodation plan, recently submitted by Robertson Property for St Andrews, has come under criticism with local groups, particularly those based in the Abbey Park area. Dr Sandra Stewart, a member of Abbey Park Residents’ Action Group, described the plans as “nothing short of vandalism,” and has said the group will “vigorously oppose” the development. The plan includes a...

Fife Council passes new policy aiming to increase town aesthetic

A new measure has been approved for St Andrews that expects businesses in the town centre to remove waste bins or containers from the roads after 10:30 am. The measure comes from the Fife Council’s Environment, Protective Services and Community Safety Committee and will be enforced as of 1 April. Bins will only be allowed to be on the streets during...

What we can learn from ELAGA’s cancellation

“I respect anyone who is willing to break the St Andrews event culture”. Those were the words of The Saint’s former Events editor George Wilder following ELAGA’s inaugural event in April of this year, and this is a sentiment that The Saint’s executive committee still agree with today. Our lead story for this week concerns the cancellation of ELAGA for...

University sees construction on Arts Building, new Music Centre

The University of St Andrews has recently completed construction on the current Arts building and is in the midst of moving the Music Department into a newly constructed Music Centre. The new construction in the Arts Building consisted of refurbishing the reception waiting room, creating three teaching rooms, and adding a breakout area on level two. A representative from the University...

InFocus: Josephine Roos, Co-Founder of the Roos&Shine Network

Many St Andrews students, particularly those studying International Relations, have dreamt about one day working for the United Nations. One former International Relations student, Josefine Roos, turned that dream into a reality. After gaining degrees from the University of St Andrews and Columbia University in New York, Ms Roos, who is originally from Sweden, travelled internationally as a conflict analyst,...

Fife Councillor initiates study into pedestrianising Market Street

Fife Councillor Brian Thomson recently announced his initiation of a study regarding the practicality of pedestrianising part of Market Street. The scheme, which is already in progress, is being conducted by Playfair Consultancy Group, a non-profit student-run consulting firm. Playfair will complete a detailed report comprised of survey responses from local businesses, shoppers, and residents. It will also analyse whether pedestrianisation...

Students’ Association partners with Marks Out of Tenancy

The St Andrews Students’ Association has partnered with Marks Out of Tenancy in an effort to create a platform for students to share their experiences living in private accommodation and make the living conditions of private properties more transparent. The Students’ Association described said that the arrangement of the partnership was driven by the motivation of “wanting to better prepare...