Sun Shines on Sandcastle Competitions

Lots of Competitors from All Over the World

Winners on Friday 26th.

An extremely busy and rewarding July for the club awith the St Andrews Sandcastle Competition on the West Sands on Friday mornings.

Blessed by unremitting sunshine and warm conditions on Friday 26th, a record number of contestants turned up to pit their construction skills against one another. In all, 75 children and adults spent a couple of hours building all manner of creative works, from sandcastle crocodiles, to turtles, to maps of St Andrews and much more besides.

Families from all over Scotland, plus visiting groups from Brazil and Switzerland, gave a wonderful international feel to the occasion.

Local MSP Willie Rennie gave up his valuable time to come along, inspect the 21 differing sandcastle constructions and eventually decide on the winning entries. Any one of the sandcastles could have deservedly been named a winner. A complex and highly-decorated entry which incorporated many of St Andrews’ landmarks and was named “St Rule’s Tower” carried off the star prize of free rounds of putting for four on the Ladies Putting Club Himalayas course. It’s builders were four lasses from Fernhill Primary School, Glasgow – Emily and Jessica Kerr, Katherine McCulloch and Jennifer White.

The final hosting for this summer of the Kilrymont Rotary Sandcastle Competition takes place at 11.00 today (Friday August 2) on the West Sands, adjacent to the Swilcan Burn.