Improvement & Conservation of St Andrews

Over the years, since 1999, the Pilgrim Foundation has, in pursuance of its aims, given grants in excess of £400,000 to projects in and around the historic core of St Andrews.

Beneficiaries include:

Hope Park Church (now St Marks) and All Saints' Church for the restoration and improvement of the rectory and courtyard.

The Harbour Trust for a new bridge, replacement gates, the slipway and the pontoons project.

The Preservation Trust for its Shopfront Pillars project and new resources centre.

Funds have also been provided for repairs to the Whyte-Melville Memorial Fountain in Market Street, the erection of a statue of Bishop Wardlaw at St Mary's College, the plaque instated on The Scores to commemorate the martyrdom of George Wishart, the illumination of the Castle and Cathedral and most recently the Bandstand on Bow Butts.

Within the town there have been repairs, enhancements and restorations in Loudon's Close, Logies Lane, Baker Lane, North Castle St, Muttoes Lane and Crail's Lane, a project which received a Preservation Trust Pride of Place award in 2013.

The upgrading of Church Square, with the restoration in Holy Trinity Church have also been financed, in part, by the Foundation.

The St Andrews Pilgrim Foundation Trustees

Our constitution provides for up to five co-opted trustees who are drawn from all sections of the community, and one ex officio member from each of:

    Fife Council
    The St Andrews Community Council
    St Andrews University,
    The Rotary Clubs, and
    The St Andrews Preservation Trust.