St Andrews and Fife
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The Old Course, St Andrews

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St Andrews and Fife

Within an hour of Scotland’s capital and international airport you will find St Andrews and the Kingdom of Fife with its charming villages and bustling towns, set in the beautiful countryside and surrounded by a stunning coastline. Famously known as the Home of Golf and home to Scotland’s oldest University, St Andrews is a wonderful historic seaside destination with lots to offer the business events delegate. 

St Andrews and Fife boasts some amazing venues from 5-star resort hotels, distilleries, castles and country estates, perfect for incentive activities and extravagant gala dinners. Fife is also a place of industry and academic learning, and home to University of St Andrews where Prince William famously met Kate.

Sandra Montador-Stewart, Service Manager - Economy, Tourism and Town Centres at Fife Council:

"Fife has a great selection of quality venues for conferences, meetings and events, ranging from purpose-built conference facilities to historic houses and more out of the ordinary options. With good transport connections, a great range of accommodation and a warm welcome, we're the perfect business destination."

6 fascinating facts about St Andrews and Fife!

St Andrews west sands beach and golf course

  • Billionaire industrialist Andrew Carnegie was born in Dunfermline (Fife).
  • Once called 'Fib', the Ancient Kingdom of Fife was one of seven great Pictish kingdoms.
  • In 1968, Glenrothes was the first place in the UK to hire a town artist to contribute to its architecture and landscaping.
  • Fife is the home of golf, with nearly 50 golf courses to choose from, including the famous Old Course at St Andrews.
  • The region is home to military base, Leuchars Station, which is the oldest continually operating military air base in the world.
  • There is a secret tunnel 500 metres under the River Forth, which was designed to transport coal between Fife and the South side of the Forth.

Travelling to St Andrews and Fife

Fife is situated in a great position in Scotland, with Edinburgh to the south, Dundee and Perth to the north and Glasgow to the south west. Edinburgh International Airport is less than 30 minutes and Glasgow International Airport is about an hour's drive away.

Five minutes from Dundee is Dundee Airport, open for scheduled, private and charter operators. Light aircraft can land at Dundee Airport and there are also regular flights to London city and Belfast City.

Getting here and around

Private hire transport companies

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