November has arrived, bringing with it autumn. As the long evenings set, students begin curling up with a hot chocolate and a book, rather than venturing into a cold autumnal day wrapped in multiple layers of scarves. However, autumn in Fife is beautiful, and with so much to see and do, not only in St Andrews, it is not to be missed. So often, with deadlines looming and seemingly endless assignments, we get caught in a bubble of stress and forget anything exists outside of St Andrews. And yet, prepare yourself, it does! Hopping on the number 95 bus, as I did last weekend, to explore the coastal towns south of St Andrews, is a great way to de-stress and enjoy a day away from the bubble. The bus runs between St Andrews and Leven, and at just over eight pounds for a day ticket, it proves to be an in-expensive and thoroughly enjoyable day out.
St Andrews is known for many things, but not its music scene. When you look at the town’s history, it’s hard to understand why it is not more widely appreciated.
First, we had Starfields. Now, the Union are launching their latest music festival, Eye O’ The Dug, due to take place in St Andrews on Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th April 2012, in conjunction with native Fife company, Fence Records. Whilst the line-up is yet to be released, past artists have included KT Tunstall, British Sea Power, Caribou, Hot Chip, Johnny Flynn and many more. With the Union’s recent track record of hosting an increased range of exciting acts, this event looks like it will be a huge success.