St Andrews Castle

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Comments (3)

José Carlos Farina on August 2, 2008

bela foto.

Catbird703 on December 26, 2009

Hi! This is so beautiful. We are just learning of our ancestry and St. Andrews is included. I was wondering what you could tell me of the area? I live in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.

~Cathi Luytjes

© Douglas MacGregor on December 26, 2009

Hi Cathi,

In addition to being famous as the home of Golf, St Andrews is a historic town with the oldest University in Scotland (and the 3rd oldest in the English speaking world) dating from 1413. It is one of the oldest Christian centres in Scotland and the Bishop of Alba had his seat here in 906 AD. The castle is also connected to religion as it was originally the Bishop's palace.

My own family come from other parts of Scotland and my own connections are only through work and travel.

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    by © Douglas MacGregor
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