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From the Editor

This 61st issue marks the 10th birthday of the magazine! Hard to believe, isn’t it? They say the older you get, the quicker time flies – it must be true, for it seems only yesterday that I started this venture. Publishing the magazine was a complete gamble, never having done anything like it before. You have all been wonderfully supportive, making these ten years immensely rewarding. My sincere thanks for that. Yet my hope is still to turn the magazine into a proper business for the town, employing local people, and helping St Andrews to promote itself even better as a thriving community. Food, glorious food is about to be celebrated for the whole of November. What better way for me to celebrate than to indulge in our sumptuous local produce? If that sounds a mite self-centred, my justification is that I’ll be supporting my local economy. Why not join me? It looks as if we’re in for a wonderful gastronomic winter to warm the cockles of our hearts. But do remember to leave room for Christmas dinner, won’t you! I wish all of you the joys and blessings of the Season. Flora Selwyn

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The views expressed elsewhere in this magazine are not necessarily those of the Editor. © St Andrews in Focus (2003) NOVEMBER / DECEMBER 2013 EDITOR Flora Selwyn Tel: 01334 472375 Email: editor@standrewsinfocus.com DESIGNER University of St Andrews Print & Design (printanddesign@st-andrews.ac.uk) PRINTER Winter & Simpson (ken@wintersimpson.co.uk) DISTRIBUTER Distribution Unlimited (billy.shepherd@distributionunlimited.co.uk) PUBLISHER (address for correspondence) Local Publishing (Fife) Ltd., PO Box 29210, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9YZ. Tel: 01334 472375 Email: editor@standrewsinfocus.com SUBSCRIPTIONS St Andrews in Focus is published 6 times a year. Subscriptions for 6 issues are: £14 in the UK (post & packing included). Please send cheques to: Local Publishing (Fife) Ltd., PO Box 29210, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9YZ. £25 overseas (post and packing included). Please use PayPal account: editor@StAndrewsinFocus.com NOTE: please pay with a Personal Bank Account, as credit cards incur a 3.9% charge. REGISTERED IN SCOTLAND: 255564 THE PAPER USED IS 100% RECYCLED POST-CONSUMER WASTE

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Contents FEATURES • The Community Council • Remembering Ian Seeley • The Community Trust • Life as an Artist • From the Other Side of the Altar • Three Wise Men & Cologne • Boost to the Hamish Statue Fund • Ask the Curator • Reviews – The Scottish Seaside Holiday – Dance on Toes in the Frosted Grass – Tot’s Tales – The Golfing Kyles

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SHOPS & SERVICES • The Dakota Grill • A Beginning • Scots Law • Tax residency rules • Heather Lang writes on nutrition • Inspecting your Property Asset • Hardies marks 100 years • Roving Reporter

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CENTRE SPREAD FEATURE • RIP: St Andrews Gasworks

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EVENTS • Jo Grimmond Lecture • Jo Grimmond’s Centenary • Coastline Exhibition • Selected Events

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ORGANISATIONS • It’s Bloomin’ Wonderful! • Raising Money by Reeling • Parish nurse appointed • Military Charities

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TOWN & GOWN • Peñíscola • In Honour of Cedric Thorpe Davie • Exciting Year Ahead for the IPA • ToonSpot • Famous mathematicians I’ve known • New Madras College • For Freedom

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OUT & ABOUT • Nature Notes • Competition Winner • The secret garden project • Hauntings • The St Andrews Gull • Sanderling • Guitar at the Garden • Hidden Gems

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NEXT ISSUE – Jan/Feb 2014 COPY DEADLINE: STRICTLY 28 NOVEMBER

All contributions welcome. The Editor reserves the right to publish copy according to available space. Cover, original photo, © www.gerrypriest.com

Editorial St Andrews in Focus Issue 61 Nov / Dec 2013  

Editorial St Andrews in Focus Issue 61 Nov / Dec 2013

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