International MOBTS
Hosted at University of St. Andrews, UK
July 23 - 26, 2023

Things To Do Around St. Andrews

St Andrews is a beautiful mediaeval town on the seashore 50 miles (80 km) north of Edinburgh.

It boasts spectacular beaches and is the home of golf there are 7 courses close to the conference venue including the world-famous Old Course.

St Andrews has many activities to offer not only golf. Below are some example activities and the tourist information page is here.


Walk or Cycle

You can enjoy the stunning scenery around the town and the East Neuk, via the Fife Coastal Path. If you would prefer to cycle, bikes can be hired from £20.00 per Day - More information

Land Yachting/Kayaking/Paddle Boarding/Surfing

Blown Away is a mobile outdoor experience company specializing in beach based activities and is fast becoming one of Scotland’s most established exciting activity providers. With a string of awards including a Visit Scotland 5 star as well as being AALA registered, Blown Away’s awesome adventures are normally based at West Sands beach, St Andrews easily accessible from Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.

Byre Theatre

The Byre Theatre is a vibrant hub for the community and serves as a focal point for the Arts in North East Fife. With a year round programme of events, shows, conferences, parties, music and learning you will never find a dull moment at the Byre.

St Andrews Cathedral

The remains of what was Scotland's largest and most magnificent church still show how impressive St Andrews Cathedral must have been in its prime.  Its museum houses a collection of early and later medieval sculpture as well as other relics found on the site. Spectacular views from St Rule's Tower.

R&A Golf Museum

What better place to learn about the 500-year history of golf, than the R&A World Golf Museum  located in St. Andrews, the "home of golf," located on the West Sands next to the Old Course and the Royal and Ancient Golf Club.

The Himalayas

The best place to get a feel for the town's favourite sport is to play a round on the Himalayas Putting Green.  Adjacent to the West Sands beach, heading towards the golf courses, The Himalayas is an 18 hole putting area which is popular with families.  Open to the public 7 days a week (April - October), with no booking required.

Craigtoun Country Park

Just two miles from the centre of St Andrews lies Craigtoun Country Park; a beautiful haven with mature trees, shrub and grass areas, as well as a modern children's play area. Craigtoun Country Park is free to enter, although certain activities inside the park now charge an entrance fee.

Kingsbarns Distillery

A 17-minute drive from the campus and a potential site for a pre- or post-conference gathering/tour. The Scottish Wemyss family have had a longstanding passion for malt whisky and their connections with the industry date back to the turn of the 19th century when John Haig (founder of Haig's) built his first distillery on Wemyss land.