St Andrews is just a small town on the eastern coast of Scotland, yet it is a place full of history. It has been home to various individuals with fascinating life stories and various goals, as well as the location of many old and intriguing buildings. On this website, we aim to provide you with interesting material about these personalities and places connected to St Andrews. 

Some figures contributed to scientific research or debates in the humanities, while others fought for changes in society by promoting women’s rights or worked artistically. Some of these people were from St Andrews, others came to St Andrews – from elsewhere in Scotland, from Great Britain, or from abroad – these internationals deserve their own thread, and you can learn more about these figures in our International tour section. In addition, we would like to draw your attention to interesting women. You can browse the personalities by using the search function, or you can find them ordered by category. However, you may find one personality in several categories, as we want to show you that St Andrews has been a dynamic place, and that people do not always fit into one box.

Our recent work has further expanded the resources on the website to bring you information about the history of St Salvator’s quad. Having stood in St Andrews since the 15th century, this building has placed host to many monumental events and stories about the town, and our new videos offer a convenient and fun way to learn more about the iconic building on North street.

So relax, enjoy, and be curious!

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