Business Improvement District: St Andrews
A Business Improvement District (BID) is a precisely defined geographical area of a town, commercial district, tourism and visitor area or a specific theme, where businesses vote to invest collectively in local improvements resulting in an improved business environment and improved local economic growth. BIDs are developed, managed and paid for by the commercial sector by means of a compulsory BID levy.
The 9 St Andrews BID board members currently elected are:
- Lindsey Adam, Bonkers Original Gifts;
- Lisa Giove, Old Tom Morris Store;
- Lisa Cathro, Zest (St Andrews) Ltd;
- Alan Cubbage, Jewel/ The Gift Gallery;
- Louise A Fraser, Fraser Gallery St Andrews, (Vice-Chair);
- Pat Jones, Hamilton Grand;
- Alistair Lang, Thorntons Law LLP, (Chairman);
- Archie McDiarmid, Luvians Bottleshop;
- Ben Stuart, University of St Andrews.
They are joined by Councillor Brian Thomson and Councillor Dorothea Morrison from Fife Council.
BID St Andrews has 2 employees, Rhonda McCrimmon (BID Manager) and David Russell (Events Manager) as well as supporting the employment of the St Andrews Clean and Green Team.
St Andrews is a former Royal Burgh on the east coast of Fife in Scotland. The medieval town, which attracts a wide range of UK and international visitors, has a rich history and an amazingly diverse range of local businesses. The town is home to the University of St Andrews, the third oldest university in the English speaking world and the oldest in Scotland. Acknowledged worldwide as the ‘home of golf’, St Andrews hosts the famous Royal and Ancient Golf Club, which was founded in 1754.