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From the Editor My dictionary gives two meanings to the word ‘pilgrimage’. Apart from its religious connotations, it also means a “journey or long search made for exalted or sentimental reasons”. Who would disagree that St Andrews is a pilgrimage destination for all these reasons combined? Jurek Putter compellingly illustrates for us here the religious aspect. Our students and academic body surely demonstrate the exalted nature of their journeys, and the tourists come here for sentimental reasons. Add to that our built heritage and natural setting, and it makes me wonder how many towns in Britain can boast such a powerful attractive pull. No wonder demand outstrips the housing supply, while our University grows by leaps and bounds. Tell me honestly, would we have it any other way, difficulties or no difficulties? Oh, by the way, I’ve caught a whiff on the wind of something interesting – keep reading this magazine! In the meantime, I wish all and every one of you, the best of joy in the coming season!

Flora Selwyn

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NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2005 EDITOR Flora Selwyn Tel/fax: 01334 472375 Email: editor@standrewsinfocus.com

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The story of J. & G. Innes Our Post Office Fife’s first Genealogy Centre Oakwood House The Territorial Army Roving Reporter

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EVENTS • •

St Andrews Week – programme Selected events

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Reconnecting the Apostles The Book of St Andrews – review James Gregory The Students’ Association The Filial Revolution Allan Boyd and Andy Lyall OnsITe Who is the Photographer? The Gateway reinvigorated

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OUT AND ABOUT ADVERTISING MANAGER Michael Milbank Mobile: 97887 756 980 Email: mwam@st-andrews.ac.uk DESIGNER University of St Andrews Reprographics Unit

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Golfgirl St Andrews The Great Scottish Links The Botanic Garden’s Education Trust ScotWays

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FEATURES PRINTER Tayport Printers Ltd. DISTRIBUTER Elspeth’s of Guardbridge PUBLISHER (address for correspondence) Local Publishing (Fife) Ltd., PO Box 29210, St. Andrews, Fife, KY16 9YZ. Tel/fax: 01334 472375 Email: enquiries@standrewsinfocus.com SUBSCRIPTIONS St. Andrews in Focus is published 6 times a year, starting in January. Subscriptions for the full year are: £10.00 in the UK (post & packing included) £18.00 overseas (post & packing included) Please send your name and address, together with remittance to: Local Publishing (Fife) Ltd., PO Box 29210, St. Andrews, Fife, KY16 9YZ. REGISTERED IN SCOTLAND: 255564

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Community Safety Panel Transport giant passes through Burns me up! Exhortations for St Andrews Day St Andrews is never short! Save your 20% Pride of Place George Rae Book Review – Malcolm Black The Humanist Society The Double-Decker Poems of old St Andrews The Manse Ask the Curator A Christmas Story

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NEXT ISSUE – Jan/Feb 2006 COPY DEADLINE: STRICTLY 28 NOVEMBER All contributions welcome. The Editor reserves the right to publish copy according to available space.

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