World Saxophone Congress 2012, St Andrews, Scotland

Scotland is a nation renowned for its beautiful scenery and strong musical heritage. Also, of course, it was the scene of work done towards the development of Adolphe Sax's great invention. William Meikle of Strathaven, Lanarkshire, designed his caledonica in 1825, and his alto fagotto (made by George Wood in London) in 1830. There are examples of these instruments in the nearby University of Edinburgh Collection of Historic Musical Instruments.

The historic town of St Andrews has been a focal point for bishops and kings, saints and martyrs, students and holidaymakers - not to mention the greatest golfers in the world - see our golf page for more information about the Links at St Andrews.

St Andrews is a beautiful coastal town, ideal for exploring as a tourist. Its medieval layout makes it easy to navigate with the three main streets bustling with tourists, golfers, students and a few local people.

St Andrews has everything you need for a visit, a multitude of hotels, B&Bs, and houses for rent, restaurants serving everything from local Scottish produce through to Thai and Japanese food with everything in between.

Here are a few more websites with information on our town. Note we have no control over the content on these sites.

St Andrews web portal
Visit St Andrews
St Andrews on Wikipedia


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