Sun shines down on the St Andrews Long Weekend

St Andrews United's Recreation Park;'St Andrews Long Weekend; Acrobay'photo; WALTER NEILSON
St Andrews United's Recreation Park;'St Andrews Long Weekend; Acrobay'photo; WALTER NEILSON

Over 3000 people visited St Andrews United’s Recreation Park over last weekend to take part in the much-anticipated Long Weekend.

The event organised by the football club and Byre Theatre consisted of a classical concert on Sunday afternoon by the St Andrews Chorus with guest soloist Tania Holland Williams, conducted by Michael Downes, singing excerpts from such classics as Zadok The Priest.

Monday brought St Andrews together with a Community Fair, where local volunteer groups and charities publicised themselves alongside traders.

David Cunningham, chairman of the football club and one of the driving forces behind the event, told the Citizen: “It has been a great start to an event that we hope will continue to grow and grow year on year.

‘‘We have had an estimated 2500-plus people through attend the Community Fair alone, which is great.

‘‘Sunday was delightful, with an excellent performance from the St Andrews Chorus with Tania while the concert goers enjoying their picnics, and then on Monday with TAY FM providing a show on the stage which demonstrated that the area really is a hotbed of musical talent.

‘‘We all know that the country isn’t exactly flooded with money at the minute so events like this are important to charities and community groups as they can raise their profile. It has been hard work but we couldn’t have done it without the Byre Theatre. Stephen Sinclair and his time have been outstanding and a big thank you must go out to them as well as my team at the football club, our sponsors and the people of St Andrews and the surrounding area for coming out and supporting us.”