St Andrews Preservation Trust

The St Andrews Preservation Trust (join here) was founded in 1937 by a small group of like-minded individuals, with the object of protecting the Town’s architectural heritage and historic character.

We endeavour to achieve this through:

  • Environment – to enhance the appearance and amenity of St Andrews and its surrounds through encouraging improvements to buildings, street furniture, plantings etc.  The Trust has fervently supported the Green Belt around St Andrews, which it considers essential to protect not only the Town’s unique character but also its landscape setting.
  • Planning – to ensure that any development is in keeping with the character and landscape setting of St Andrews and that the appropriate planning policies are in place.
  • Our Museum & Garden – to conserve the heritage of St Andrews, especially its social history, and to ensure that this is communicated to people of all ages and backgrounds through the Trust’s collection of records, artefacts, talks and publications.
St Andrews has managed to retain much of its unique character, thanks in no small measure to the efforts of the Preservation Trust. However, if it is to remain one of Fife’s major attractions, much care needs to be taken to maintain the historic town centre by appropriate restoration and design, and to protect its natural boundaries from the thrust of residential and commercial sprawl. With your help, the Preservation Trust endeavours to promote these ends.