Saturday in Scotland was a treat for the students, as they travelled to the incredible city of Edinburgh for a day of exploration and education!
Edinburgh is recognised worldwide as a centre of culture, so much so that it has been nicknamed ‘The Athens of The North’. The students had a chance to soak up some of that culture, and see Edinburgh as both the modern and vibrant place it is today, and the incredible historic city it has always been.
A group of the students got stuck into this history immediately, by exploring the museum at Surgeon’s Hall. Edinburgh is known for its impact on the field of medicine, and the tour was a fantastic learning tool for the students on our Medical School Preparation Programme.
The students also had a chance to explore some of the city’s other landmarks, such as St John’s Church. The church was built in the early 19th century and has some truly remarkable features, meaning it was of particular interest to the Summer Architecture students.
The trip was far from all talks and tours though, and everyone enjoyed some free time to see the sights and shops in Scotland’s capital. Some students opted to visit local restaurants, with one group having some delicious Indian food! The day was a fun and enlightening one, with everyone tired but happy as they headed back to St Andrews, ready for a big day on Sunday.