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Students take part in traditional St Andrews Pier Walk

Pier-Walk-2021-aerial-1-750x500 Ben Markey

Hundreds of students at the University of St Andrews took part in the traditional Pier Walk (Sunday 5 September 2021) along the harbour walls of St Andrews before the start of the new academic year. The Pier Walk is the first to take place since 2019 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Pier Walk is one of the oldest traditions in St Andrews and is the first event of the new academic year.

Every Sunday, after Chapel Service, students in their iconic St Andrews red gowns walk down to the end of the pier, climb up the ladder and walk back along the top.

First Pier walk by students of the University of St Andrews Gayle McIntyre

The Martinmas Semester starts on Monday 13 September 2021 for all students.


Issued by the University of St Andrews Communications Office.

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