From the iconic images of West Sands, immortalised in Chariots of Fire, to the more recent sequences of the Andrew Melville Hall in Never Let Me Go, St Andrews has often featured on the big screen. In this section, we explore all aspects of film production within the town.

These include the earliest newsreel and amateur footage of the town, the proliferation of news crews to mark major international and sporting events, the development of ‘film tourism’ and recent productions from further afield, including Bollywood, that have used St Andrews for location shooting.

The earliest surviving films of St Andrews

The earliest surviving films of St Andrews

Film cameras record Field Marshall Sir Douglas Haig’s installation as the Rector of St Andrews. This is one of the oldest surviving films from St Andrews.

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