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David Russell Apartments

Buchanan Gardens
St Andrews
KY16 9LY

+44 (0)1334 46 7100

Residential Services Manager Christine Wilson

Deputy Residential Services Managers Claire Waterhouse, Sam Todd and Laura Sutherland

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David Russell Apartments is a modern complex, completed in 2004. It is conveniently located for the University Sports Centre and various Science buildings on the North Haugh.

DRA offer the feel of private accommodation, with the comfort of knowing that support, help and advice is available when needed. DRA is unique in having its own bar.


  • David Russell Apartments
  • David Russell Apartments
  • David Russell Apartments
  • David Russell Apartments
  • David Russell Apartments
  • David Russell Apartments
  • David Russell Apartments


  • Bedroom with en-suite bathroom facilities in a shared 5-bedroom apartment
  • Self-catered and catered options available
  • Shared kitchen facilities
  • Studio - large bedroom with en-suite bathroom facilities and kitchen recess. Dimensions: Studio - 15’8”W x 10’ 6”L   Kitchen area - 8’ 5”W x 3’ 6”L
  • Communal facilities include computer room, activities room, music room, common room, laundry facilities, and a bar
  • Car Parking available
  • Single en-suite rooms only
  • Double bed sizes


  • 14 catered meals per week
  • Breakfast and dinner is served weekdays
  • Breakfast and lunch on weekends
  • Student catering menu
Meal Times Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Monday-Friday 8am - 9.30am n/a 5.30pm - 7pm
Saturday & Sunday 8am - 10.00am 12 noon - 1.30pm n/a

Residence fees 2019/20


Due to the rolling redecoration programme postgraduate residents may be required to transfer to another apartment with DRA during the summer.

Construction of new secondary school

Plans have been approved for the new secondary school in St Andrews which will be constructed in the fields between David Russell Apartments,Fife Park and Andrew Melville Hall.  Ground work is currently being carried out, before construction begins in late summer 2019.  The likely completion will be in early 2021

As we are advised on the construction timeframe we will update this page.

Update September 2019 - Works to be progressed over next 4 weeks

  • Top soil movements
  • Cut and fill earthworks
  • Soil stabilisation
  • Capping to formation levels
  • Surface water mitigation works
  • External drainage works
  • Piling works until mid October
  • Excavate and construct foundations
  • Structural steelwork to Energy Centre