The St Andrews Preservation Trust was founded in 1937 with the aim of
preserving for future generations the buildings, character and history of
St Andrews and its immediate surroundings.
This character consists partly in the integrity of its town plan and
architectural design, from the great ecclesiastical buildings of the
Middle Ages to the classical terraces of the nineteenth century, and
partly in the beauty of its setting and in the wide sweep of its coast to
the north and the east.
St Andrews Harbour and pier
The 'Old Grey Toun'
St Andrews has managed to retain much of this
unique character, thanks in no small measure to the efforts of the Preservation
Trust. However, if it is to remain one of Fife's major attractions, much
care needs to be taken to maintain the historic town centre by appropriate
restoration and design, and to protect its natural boundaries from the thrust
of residential and commercial sprawl.
With your help, the Preservation Trust endeavours to promote these ends
in a variety of ways.