St Salvator’s Quadrangle lies at the metaphorical and literal heart of the University. It’s not surprising, then, that over 1,500 donors rallied round to help us refurbish and preserve this iconic and well-loved venue by securing an inscription on a flagstone. By doing so, they raised in excess of £700,000 towards the project.
The refurbishment included:
- replacement of the degraded tarmac with hard-wearing and sympathetic flagstone
- restoration of the central lawn with new seasonal plantings
- creation of ramps to serve the Cloister, Chapel, Upper and Lower College Halls and the Butts Wynd gate to ensure that the space is safer and more accessible than ever before
- reconditioning of iron and woodwork throughout
The Quad was reopened in spring 2015 by the University's former Principal and Vice-Chancellor Professor Louise Richardson, at an event where donors, family and friends were invited to view the flagstones in situ.
View the Quad Opening photo gallery.
Since then, demand has been such that we have now decided to make a second release of flagstones available for inscription. Donations received will benefit the 600 Scholarship Fund to ensure that the next generation of bright students who require support to study at St Andrews can achieve their ambition.
Find out more about inscribing a flagstone.