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From the Editor Winston Churchill once wrote, “The future, though imminent, is obscure.” This time last year the future of St. Andrews in Focus, was quite obscure; any idea that within twelve months it could have in excess of 20,000 readers from within and around St. Andrews, England, across the Atlantic, the Mediterranean, and in the Antipodes, would have seemed wildly optimistic – yet it has happened. This issue marks our first anniversary, something again to celebrate. First and foremost, St. Andrews in Focus is there for St. Andrews. As long as the town supports it, it will thrive, and it will help people keep in touch. Here is just a sample of the many kind things readers have said – I was most impressed with the publication when I saw it when I was last in St Andrews; it’s just what the town needs! I received St Andrews in Focus yesterday. The quality and content are excellent. Just received my new issue and have read it already – at least for the first time – will be dipping in again. What a super read, full of info and interesting reports.

St.Andrews in Focus is an excellent publication and much welcomed in St Andrews. We’re very lucky that, in the St.Andrews Citizen, we’re well served by our excellent local newspaper but St.Andrews in Focus offers something different, and something which complements the Citizen “May the flour of your bread be milled between the finest stones!”, and “the sails of your mill be forever turned by an endless breeze!” Cheers on the latest edition of SAIF! I found it most interesting and quite thoughtprovoking. The lead article was fascinating. I very much enjoyed the issue. I hope there are many more to come! Have received my St Andrews in Focus, for which many thanks. Another stunning production! Well done. So – ‘Lang may oor lum aye reek!’

Flora Selwyn PS – the cover of the Sept / Oct issue had many people asking for the identity of the town beneath the performer’s wings; it is Shoreham by Sea, just west of Brighton.

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The views expressed in this magazine are not necessarily those of the Editor. Every effort is made to be accurate, but if mistakes do slip through the Editor is happy to receive corrections. “To err is human...” after all!

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2004 EDITOR Flora Selwyn Tel/fax: 01334 472375 Email: editor@standrewsinfocus.com ADVERTISING MANAGER Chris Manighetti Email: chris.manighetti@talk21.com DESIGNER University of St Andrews Reprographics Unit PRINTER Tayport Printers Ltd. DISTRIBUTER B & S Distribution, Dundee THE PAPER USED IS 75% RECYCLED POST-CONSUMER WASTE

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 149 Market Street, St. Andrews, Fife, KY16 9PF.

NEXT ISSUE – January/February 2005 COPY DEADLINE: STRICTLY 28 NOVEMBER All contributions welcome. The Editor reserves the right to publish copy according to available space.

Contents TOWN/GOWN • Mark Wallace, about Bluegrass… • When is a tradition not a tradition? Naomi Cooper isn’t sure. • International Politics Association • Down Mexico way • Neutrino Physics SHOPS & SERVICES • Happy birthday, Pottery Shop – 21 this year! • John Ferguson experiences the Power of the Earth • The Australian Connection • A fascinating glimpse of days “lang syne” • Graeme Cockburn, Audiologist • St. Andrews, a Fairtrade town? • St Andrews Osteopaths & Body Ecosse, the Holistic approach • The Keracher story • Postwoman Carole Sinclair • Roving Reporter’s news • Dun Greetin’ – again! • Competition time! Try your luck!

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OUT AND ABOUT • The Friends pay tribute to their retiring Chairman • A postscript to the article on Caiplie Caves • Toonspot • A matter of Access

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SELECTED EVENTS • List • St. Andrews Week

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FEATURES • Rita Henderson at the Byre • The Burgh School revisited • Bruce Ryan invites you to stand for the Community Council • Ted Brocklebanks’-eye view of the new Parliament building • Lifang introduces our Chinese community • Two Book Reviews : – St. Leonard’s Parish Church Centenary History – St. Andrews, Portrait of a City • Jeffrey Ashcroft – the Music Club • Saint Andrew, and six national flags • Mouren, daughter of King Hungus • A train ride with Lillias Scott Forbes • Family History Tourism • Bring back the St. Andrews Society! • Stephanie Stevenson evokes The Beggar’s Benison • Letter inspired by a 19th century Professor • The Museum Panel answers, and a new question is posed • The story of the Kinnessburn Road shell decoration: and another turns up • A. C. Rutherford remembers • Two short tales from the Pulpit • Interview with Mrs. Jardine • Ariane Buchan sends greetings • Lucy Paget-tomlinson tells a Christmas story

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