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University aims to end £5.4m-a-year power bill - with its own wind farm

SCOTLAND'S oldest university is hoping to become the first higher education institution in the country to generate all its power through its own wind farm.

Eyes of world zoom in on St Andrews as media prepares for royal wedding day

STAFF at the university where Prince William met his bride-to-be are bracing themselves for an invasion by the world's media on the day of the royal wedding.

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She played golf and the stockmarket into her 90s. Now Miss Moncrieff leaves a learned legacy

A GOLF-LOVING secretary has left more than £500,000 of her £3 million fortune to Scotland's oldest university.

Why beautiful people don't expect to pay on a hot date

MEN, you have been warned - if you're planning to take an attractive woman out for dinner, make sure you take your wallet.

St Andrews hotels are UK's dearest

ST ANDREWS has been named the most expensive hotel destination in the UK, beating Bowness on Windermere in the Lake District into second place and London into third.

St Andrews: Timeline

1411 - A formal charter is granted by Bishop Henry Wardlaw.

St Andrews: a three-year celebration to lay foundations for the future

The University of St Andrews has ambitious plans for its 600th anniversary.

Prince William and Kate Middleton: Royal couple return 'home' to St Andrews

IT WAS a university reunion to remember. Thousands of people lined the streets of historic St Andrews as Prince William and his fiancée, Kate Middleton, made their first formal royal visit to the Fife town where they first met as students ten years ago.

Prince William and Kate Middleton: The day in quotes

William's former lecturer Dr Charles Warren

Home of golf is teed off by tiny US course

IT IS the famous Scottish town which gave its game to the world, but the generosity of the globally renowned home of golf appears to end there.

Michael Turnbull: What do we know about St Andrew

He was a dark-skinned traveller and brother of the first Pope, but which tales of St Andrew are myth and which are reality, asks leading author Michael Turnbull

Scottish university's £8m 'donor' faces jail

IT WAS meant to be the biggest donation ever made to a Scottish university, a philanthropic gesture that would signify a new era of partnership between Scotland and Malaysia. Yet two and a half years on, the Malaysian tycoon who pledged £8 million to the University of St Andrews for a new medical school has yet to hand over a penny and is now facing jail in his home country for violating bankruptcy conditions.

St Andrews student may have taken his own life

A PROMISING American student at one of Scotland's most prestigious universities may have taken his own life.

Right to buy policy 'trapped people'

THIRTY years after council tenants were given the right to buy their homes, new research by St Andrews University has found many owners still feel trapped in their neighbourhoods.

Billionaire 'too old' to join the R&A

A BILLIONAIRE American tycoon who owns the luxurious Old Course Hotel in St Andrews has been denied membership to the R&A - because he's too old.

St Andrews awash with money

IT'S one of the most famous views in world for golf fans. And yesterday visitors and players at the 150th Open enjoyed the sight of the facade of the Royal and Ancient headquarters overlooking the 18th green reflected in massive pools of water after 2 days of torrential rain.

University denies snubbing Tiger Woods over award of honorary degree

THE University of St Andrews has denied snubbing golf superstar Tiger Woods for an honorary degree.

Anti-gay bishop's job sparks boycott calls

SCOTLAND'S most ancient seat of learning has been hit by calls for a funding boycott following the appointment of a controversial theologian to a senior post.

Scientists unveil low-cost laser that can sniff out bombs

A LOW-cost laser which can detect hidden explosives and could save soldiers' lives by uncovering improvised bombs has been developed by Scottish researchers.

More cuts at St Andrews as tutors face axe

FOUR senior tutors are facing redundancy, in what St Andrews University has described as a "restructuring" of its languages department.

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