This is my location for my next book. St. Andrews, Fife. I studied here from 1989-1993 and I lived in nearby Anstruther from 1999-2004. St Andrews University was founded around 1410 A.D., making it the third oldest uni in the English speaking world. Oxford and Cambridge being the oldest.
You wouldn't believe the ridiculous snobbery that still goes on. It might have changed now, but when a friend of mine's husband started work in Cambridge after finishing his PhD in St Andrews they put 'Mr' on his name plaque (not recognising Ph.D.s from other institutions).
If you try really hard, you can piss off even the most even-tempered of men.
Just for the record I've never played golf, but I'm the only person I know to be beaned by a golf ball. A stupid yank who teed off and hooked his drive straight into my stomach. It hurt.
Below is St. Marys Quad--where Mary, Queen of Scots is said to have planted a Hawthorn bush.
Have a wonderful weekend. I have a big writing day planned for today.