First St Andrews Pier Walk

Today was the first University of St Andrews Pier Walk of the 2012-2013 year. The traditional pier walk follows service at St Salvator’s, the University Chapel. A few of us from Deans Court arrived plenty early to guarantee seats in the chapel.

The grounds at St Salvators

The organ loft

Undergrads wear red robes (which surprisingly are made of Snuggie fabric, as far as I can tell). Postgrads wear black gowns though not many of us had them. Two of our lot rented one together, one person wore it out, the other on the way back. And one woman in our group had her grandfather’s robe from St Andrews.

(This is my backyard)

The pier thins at the end where you have to climb a ladder to walk back from the narrower upper part. Felt a bit like queuing at Disneyland. And by the end, most people don’t risk the narrow, very windy walk.

View from the top


Posted on Sun, Sep 16th, 2012 at 11:08 am
Filed under History, St Andrews.

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Comments: 6

  1. 1 | martha Hopler

    September 16th, 2012 at 11:18 am

    Nice job on creating a new story for an old tradition loved the pictures and commentary. look forward to more regarding this new adventure.

  2. 2 | Kj

    September 16th, 2012 at 11:23 am

    Thanks Martha 🙂

  3. 3 | Jonathan Edmund

    September 16th, 2012 at 2:33 pm


  4. 4 | Linda P.

    September 17th, 2012 at 8:23 am

    You look so happy! I hope this is everything you hoped for, and much more. I love the pictures and the local traditions.

  5. 5 | Lucy

    September 17th, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    I agree – you look happy and at ease! So wonderful!

  6. 6 | Kj

    September 17th, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    Thanks guys. I came with so much support and encouragement and love, its hard not to feel good!

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