In a transitional part of the year many St Andrean (yes, this is how residents are identified) activities move indoors and into the twilight hours. While the Spring and Summer are spent out on the beach, on long walks or enjoying cafe terraces, October and November bring the urge to be informed and entertained indoors. Here's our round-up of the best experiences to have during your Autumn stay at Rufflets.
29th September - 2nd October The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
This fan-favourite competition sees professional players go about their business alongside a wonderful pro-am, played in rotation on the Old Course St Andrews, the Championship Course Carnoustie and Kingsbarns Golf Links. See the likes of Rory McIlroy and Padraig Harrington teeing off with keen celebrity golfers Ronan Keating, Sir Steve Redgrave and a host of other famous faces.
Weekly from 27th September Topping & Co's all-year-round Literary Festival
St Andrew's treasured book emporium never fails to impress with it's ability to entice a seemingly endless supply of literary talent to the wee grey town. This Autumn, midweek 'meet the author' and reading events feature a diverse array of contributors including Chris Brookmyre, Downton's Hugh Bonneville and GBBO 2021 winner Giuseppe Dell'Anno.
Throughout October events at The Byre Theatre
Hosting film screenings, theatre, opera, comedy, classical and contemporary music events, The Byre Theatre has been on it's current site on Abbey Street for over 20 years. It continues to punch above it's weight thanks to support from The University of St Andrews, Fife Council and an avid local audience. October highlights include the Met Opera's production of Cherubini's rarely-performed Medea.
12th - 16th October St Andrews Voices
What could be more joyous than a festival of singing! For 10 years St Andrews Voices has been dedicated to bringing us a week-long program of choral delights. Performances this October come from Voice Trio, Katie Coventry, and some of the University's most talented musical scholars.
Throughout October Walking Tours in St Andrews
Public tours, private tours, boozy tours, spooky Halloween tours - this is the perfect way to stretch your legs before Winter takes hold. Your expert local guide can be selected to cater to any specific interests that you have, be it golf, Medieval history, science or the natural landscape.