|Location Map ( geo)|
St Andrews is a historic town which was once the seat of the Archbishop of Scotland and is also home to an ancient university. In many peoples eyes, this makes it a city, but it never has been, officially. Aside from the University and tourist draw of the Cathedral and other historic sites, St Andrews is most famed for Golf. Some call the town the home of Golf, and its economy is certainly driven in part by the vast golf courses and associated trade that surround St Andrews. Today, the town also falls within the commuter belt of Dundee just across the Tay Road Bridge, and some of the larger towns to the west in Fife. It is, however, a very affluent town with high property prices and this rubs off on the surrounding villages as well.
Lying at the eastern end of Fife, there are no real through routes in St Andrews. The A91 approaches from the east, having run the full length of the county, and the A917 heads south east to Crail and the East Neuk of Fife. They meet end on in the town centre at a T junction with the A915, which heads south west to Leven and Kirkcaldy. The A917 and A915 are connected by the short A918, which runs the length of South Street, but previously took the A917 route to Crail, where the two routes met end-on.
The west end of the A918 is a mini roundabout with the B939 continuing westwards. The A918, however, immediately passes under an archway, with height and weight restrictions, and is one way towards the town centre. This pushes westbound traffic onto the unclassified side streets. The B939 passes the modern university campus and leaves the town behind on a long cross country route to the A916 at Craigrothie, south of Cupar. The only other classified road near St Andrews is the B9131, formerly the A959, which forks off the A917 a mile or so out of town and heads south to Anstruther in the East Neuk.
|Edinburgh, Forth Road Bridge Kincardine Br (M90), Dundee, Tay Bridge (A919)|
|Crail, Anstruther, Kingsbarns, Boarhills||former A918|
|South Street in Town Centre|
|Anstruther, Pittenweem (A917)||Former A959|
|Crail, Kingsbarns, Boarhills||Now A917|