St Andrews public procession to celebrate golfing greats

Thursday 7 July 2022

Townspeople and visitors to St Andrews are expected to line the streets of the town next week (Tuesday 12 July) when golfing great Jack Nicklaus is made an Honorary Citizen of the Royal Burgh of St Andrews.

Nicklaus will lead a public procession through the streets of St Andrews to say thank you to the town after the Honorary Citizenship ceremony in Younger Hall on the afternoon of Tuesday 12 July.

He’ll be accompanied by fellow golfers Lee Trevino, Sir Bob Charles, Sandy Lyle, Catriona Matthew and José María Olazábal, who are all being awarded honorary degrees by the University of St Andrews in the same ceremony.

The Honorary Citizenship and Golf Graduation Ceremony takes place at 1pm in Younger Hall.

When it concludes, between approximately 2.15 and 2.30pm, Jack and his fellow VIPs will process, led by a piper, along North Street, down Murray Park, and along a section of The Scores to St Salvator’s Quad.

Tickets for the ceremony itself are many times oversubscribed, but arrangements have been made to livestream proceedings to the University’s Buchanan Lecture Theatre in Union Street for anyone unable to secure a ticket.

The Royal Burgh of St Andrews Community Council and the University of St Andrews are working closely with colleagues in Police Scotland to ensure as many people who wish have a chance to attend the ceremony, watch a livestream, or witness the procession.

Issued by the University of St Andrews Communications Office.

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