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NEW St Andrews Town Hub |

BID St Andrews would like to announce that the new town website hub for news, events and community engagement is due for launch at the end of March. In keeping with the BID business plan to address social and online presence of the town – the site is being developed with all businesses in mind. This site is not designed to be a tourism site, but rather a hub for all visitors, residents and tourists alike. We would be happy to hear your thoughts on the types of information you would like to see.
The site will be split into 2 parts – visitors and community, with listings and maps to help our visitors find their way around and enable all town users to find out what’s on, events and other things to do.

Keep your eyes peeled for further information next week on how to list your businesses for free.

The new town social media channels are now LIVE (excuse the pun) – check out the Facebook page and tag your business updates and events

Facebook – @StAndrewsFife

Twitter – @StAndrews_Live

Instagram – @StAndrewsLive


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Festive Land Train Advertising


BID St Andrews are delighted to announce that the Land Train will be making a return to St Andrews from the 17th – 23rd December. 

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The Land Train will be festively decorated and driven by Santa’s elves. Passengers will be given cosy blankets to keep them warm on the journey and Christmas songs will be playing.

This years Festive Land Train Route will take in Market Street, South Street, Bell Street and the Cathedral.

If you would like to take up the opportunity to advertise on this moving bill board you can download the order form and artwork templates here:

Click here to download order forms and pricing guides.

Click here to download template for side panels

Click here to download template for rear panels

If you have already had a panel printed for a previous Land Train and would like to re-use it, the price will be £250+VAT 

If you supply your own artwork and need a panel to be printed the price will be £320+VAT.

If you need your artwork to be designed please contact to discuss requirements.

Don’t miss out on a great advertising opportunity!



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Shop St Andrews – Christmas Edition

Shop St Andrews– Christmas Edition

Deadline extension. All levy paying businesses now have until 31st October to submit artwork for FREE advertising.

Christmas is just around the corner and BID St Andrews are delighted to announce that we will be producing an A6  St Andrews shopping and visitor guide.  All BID levy payers are invited to take up a free advertising space in this edition of 15,000 copies which will be distributed locally and to surrounding towns – including Dundee.

All levy paying businesses will be offered a 1/3 page advert (93 x 43 mm) free of charge. If any businesses wish a larger advert please see the price guide below.

Non levy paying businesses are also invited to advertise in this guide (please see price guide below for details)


Advert size Price for Levy Payers Price for Non Levy Payers
1/3 page (95 x 43mm) landscape Free  £70 + VAT
½ page   (95 x 66mm) landscape  £50 + VAT  £120 +VAT
Full page(148 x 105mm) portrait  £100 + VAT  £200 + VAT


Westport Print are offering to design your advert at a cost of just £20. For more information please contact

The deadline for submission of artwork is 31st October 2016. Any artwork not received by this date will not be included in this edition.

Please download the order form and artwork template below. Once completed please send to:

Please click here to download order form

Please click here to download artwork template


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St Andrews Voices Window Dressing Competition


Window Dressing Competition

St Andrews Voices, Scotland’s Festival of Singing, takes place in venues around St Andrews on 20-23 October. See for details. We are looking to work with local businesses to help promote the festival and would value your support in the form of a window display competition.


What you can do:


  • We will hand deliver festival brochures and posters to your business, along with a window note to show the judges you are taking part
  • Your task is to prominently display St Andrews Voices brochures and posters in your window, along with any other relevant materials e.g. sheet music, a musical instrument, performer photos (we can provide these digitally if you can print them)
  • The display will need to be up from Saturday 15th October or earlier, and run until Sunday 23rd October
  • The competition will be judged on the morning on Saturday 22nd Oct and the winner will be notified the same day


What we can offer in return:


  • All businesses that put on a festival display will receive a free advert on St Andrews Voices’ Twitter and Facebook accounts
  • In addition to the social media adverts, the competition winner will receive 2 free tickets to the final performance in the festival (Mozart’s opera The Magic Flute, Sunday 23rd Oct, 3pm) and a chance to promote their business at this concert (e.g. leaflets handed out to the audience as they leave)

Click here to download instructions and window display badge (to let us know you’re taking part)


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BID St Andrews Business Update Event


All Levy payers are invited to attend the first in a series of communication events hosted by BID St Andrews. This Business Update event on is our opportunity to fully update our levy payers on the recent progress of our Business Improvement District and give you the opportunity to ask questions and to share your ideas for the BIDs strategic plan in the coming months.

We invite all levy payers to submit questions and ideas in advance of the meeting as we will have limited time on the night. Please email Rhonda at

The Agenda

  • – Meet and Greet – an opportunity to meet with other businesses in town and to take advantage of the refreshments available.
  • – Rhonda McCrimmon will give a short presentation on the achievements of BID to date and the plans for the future.
  • – The Clean and Green Team Leader will present plans for the project activities in the coming months.
  • – Submitted questions

To book your place at this event go to:

We look forward to seeing many of you there.

With kind regards

The BID Board


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Calling all retailers! Fashion Show Opportunities.


BID St Andrews are looking for local retailers to be involved in the St Andrews fashion festival this coming February 2017. Opportunities range from being part of
the runway shows to pop up shops and fringe events.

If you are interested in taking part, please send an email stating your interest to: and we’d be happy to discuss your involvement.


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Collaborate with St Andrews Voices


St Andrews Voices, Scotland’s only festival of vocal and choral music, takes place in the town this autumn from 20-23 October.

The festival already attracts visitors from around the local region, across Scotland and the UK, and is keen to work with local business to increase visitor numbers to St Andrews .

The festival would be interested in collaborating with any business on things such as:

  •  Special promotions/competitions/deals: e.g. a discount for anyone with a festival ticket.
  •  Reciprocal promotion: e.g. if you are able to give St Andrews a plug on social media or via your e-newsletter, then the festival can do the same for your business in return. Pictures/blurb/suggested tweets etc. can all be provided by the festival. Twitter @StAndrewsVoices or Facebook: St Andrews Voices.
  • Brochure & poster display: please let the festival know if you are willing to display their materials.
  •  Window display competition: the festival is also running a window display competition. Any business that puts on a special festival display will be offered a free advert in the festival programme. The business with the most creative and engaging display will win 2 free tickets to the festival – these can be used by the business owners/staff or by the business for their own customer competition.
  •  Creative partnerships: the main venues for this year’s festival are already fixed, but there may be scope for one or two pop-up performances if any business is interested in hosting.

To discuss these, or any other ideas, please contact Sonia Stevenson, Artistic Director of St Andrews Voices at:

or call on 07791739601

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BID to tidy town with new ‘St Andrews Green Squad’

BID St Andrews is launching a new ‘Clean and Green’ initiative for levy-payers and the town: ‘The St Andrews Green Squad’.

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The project, partly funded by a grant won by BID St Andrews, will employ a supervisor to train and lead a small team of volunteers, including youngsters seeking employability skills, to deliver a range of agreed environmental projects within the BID area.

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BID St Andrews commissions University gull survey to find facts

“Everyone has a gull story to tell,” says Professor Will Cresswell of St Andrews University.

But the problem is how individuals see St Andrews’ issues with the gull population isn’t an objective basis from which to decide how to deal with the problems they create – like droppings, opened litter sacks, aggressive behaviour by parent birds and stealing food from alfresco café tables.
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Annual St Andrews Photography Festival to celebrate old and new

While St Andrews is world-renowned as the home of golf, few know the role the town has played nationally and internationally in the introduction of photography.St-Andrews-Photography-Festival-logo_Web

BID St Andrews is working with the University of St Andrews and local businesses to launch an annual photography festival in August which will celebrate the role and importance of St Andrews in the world of photography and engage with those who live, work in and visit the town.
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