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Angry words as South Street plans
Rosemary Dewar, The Citizen, 14 January 2005
Councillors have rejected controversial plans for a
£1.35m re-development of South Street.
Councillors ditch £1m town centre
Gordon Berry, The Courier, 12 January 2005
Plans for a deeply controversial £1 million
environmental scheme in the historic centre of St Andrews were yesterday
unceremoniously dumped by councillors.
World Class claims queried more
The Citizen, 10 December 2004
Allegations in a Sunday newspaper that St Andrews was "in
revolt" over proposals to make it a world class resort, have been queried by
St Andrews must not be exploited by
Colin McAllister, Letters to Editor, Scotland on Sunday,
5 December 2004
With 7,000 students and 700,000 visitors against a local
population of 16,000, I think St Andrews is already doing its bit for the local
and wider Scottish economy and society (St Andrews revolts over
re-brand, News, November 28).
Opposition to street plans more
The Courier, 3 December 2004
Controversial plans which would result in the loss of around
50% of the parking provision in one of the principal streets in St Andrews have
run into opposition.
St Andrews revolts over re-brand more
Kurt Bayer, Scotland on Sunday, 28 November 2004
One of Scotlands most famous and attractive towns is
in open revolt over a money-spinning re-branding plan aimed at packing even
more tourists into its already crowded streets.
100 firms object to South Street
Gordon Berry, The Courier, 17 November 2004
A body representing over 100 St Andrews businesses has
lodged objections to plans that they say could lead to potentially damaging
alterations to South Street.
Bridge building efforts over 'World Class'
The Citizen, 12 November 2004
There were signs at a meeting of St Andrews Community
Council that the now-infamous St Andrews World Class label might be on the way
Second thoughts on street revamp more
The Courier, 6 November 2004
A representative of the St Andrews World Class Project has
conceded that the initiative should not have given its backing to controversial
proposals to carry out major environmental improvements in one of the
towns principal thoroughfares.
Trust report aims to sort wood from the
The Citizen, 5 November 2004
Around 50 per cent of the lime trees in St Andrews' South
Street are damaged to the extent that they should be felled.
High-quality staff crucial if St Andrews is to
The Courier, 2 November 2004
St Andrews business people are concerned potential employees
are put off from working in the town because of its image as a golf
only resort for older people.
St Andrews world class already says
Scottish Conservative Party Press Release, 30 September
Mid Scotland and Fife MSP Ted Brocklebank has added his
voice to those questioning plans to promote St.Andrews as world class.
Move to establish tourism company more
The Citizen, 10 September 2004
The drive to turn St Andrews into a 'world class' visitor
destination has led to proposals to establish a new company which would take
forward plans to raise the town's tourism profile.
Backlash over plan for street
The Citizen, 30 July 2004
Controversial plans to uproot trees and introduce parallel
parking in a busy part of St Andrews town centre has provoked a backlash among
local business figures and townspeople.
Congestion fears over South Street
The Citizen, 25 June 2004
Work to complete a £1.35m upgrade in South Street, St
Andrews, will increase traffic congestion, according to the town's Merchants'
Anger over town brand more
Michael Alexander, The Courier, 21 June 2004
The recently established St Andrews World Class initiative
involving private sector tourism professionals, Scottish Enterprise Fife, Fife
Council and other bodies has come under fire from a resident for trying to
market the historic town as a brand.
Rocky road for South Street
The Citizen, 18 June 2004
People power appears to have won the day over plans to
replace an electronic crossing in South Street, St Andrews, with a zebra
Forum on shaping future of South
The Citizen, 28 May 2004
St Andreans have been given the chance to help shape the
future of South Street and make the town a 'world class' destination.
A world class vision for St
Catchline Communications Group, St Andrews World Class -
News Release, 24 May 2004
An ambitious vision for the future of St Andrews has been
published today (Monday 24 May) by a partnership group of local businesspeople
and public agencies. The vision aims to move St Andrews from being just world
famous to both world famous and world class, and to make the town a place which
delivers much more for its residents, workforce and visitors.
Autum start for street upgrade more
The Citizen, 14 May 2004
Work to complete a £1.35m upgrade of South Street, in
St Andrews' town centre, could start in September.
'Action plan' for town more
The Citizen, 12 March 2004
St Andrews is set to benefit from a forthcoming 'action
One-stop welcome vision for town more
Gordon Berry, The Courier, 3 March 2004
The ground floor of the Gateway building at the western
entrance to St Andrews might soon find a new use as a first port of
call for the university and the town.
Major appointment to Enterprise Fife
The Citizen, 22 August 2003
Links between St Andrews University and Scottish Enterprise
(SE) Fife have received a major boost.
University strengthens its links with SE
University of St Andrews Press Release, 22 August
The University has further strengthened its links with
Scottish Enterprise (SE) Fife with the appointment of Principal and
Vice-Chancellor Dr Brian Lang to their board.
Scottish Enterprise Fife to spend £21.3 million in
Scottish Enterprise Press Release, 15 July 2003
Scottish Enterprise Fife will aim to build on the success of
last year by spending its budget of £21.3 million in the Kingdom during
2003 and 2004.
Task group aim to fill town's
The Citizen, 13 December 2002
A group of businesspeople have joined forces "to help St
Andrews fulfil its true potential."
St Andrews set to cash in on business
Andrew Murray-Watson, The Scotsman, 21 August
The University of St Andrews announced its intention to spin
out 30 companies over the next decade after securing a "significant,
six-figure" partnership deal with Scottish Enterprise Fife yesterday.
Alliance to turn research into
The Courier, 21 August 2002
St Andrews has signed a new partnership agreement with
Scottish Enterprise Fife called St Andrews World Class which aims to reap the
business benefits of research carried out by academics.
Business and research partnership
Scottish Executive, First Minister Press Release, 20
An innovative partnership to help Scotland reap the business
benefits of research carried out by academics at the University of St Andrews
was launched today.back to
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