Memorial urn planned for historic St Mary’s Quad in St Andrews

Plans have been unveiled for a memorial urn in St Andrews’ ancient St Mary’s Quad.

Monday, 18th July 2022, 4:15 pm
Updated Monday, 18th July 2022, 4:15 pm

The University of St Andrews wants permission to add the installation, plus a flower bed.

It has submitted a planning application to Fife Council outline its proposal.

The memorial would be in the quad on, South Street which has buildings dating from the mid 16th century, with major reconstruction in the early 19th century.

The location for the proposed memorial

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Supporting documents lodged with the application state that the site is a popular open space in St Andrews with the quad now dominated by the large holm oak.

It features memorial benches and a statue of Bishop Wardlaw in the southern end of the quad.

The site chosen for the urn is a flower bed, formed with dressed and carved stones from earlier downtakings.

It also lies within the town’s conservation area.

If councillors give the go-ahead, work would take place in late summer/early autumn.