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David Russell Apartments

Buchanan Gardens
St Andrews
KY16 9LY

+44 (0)1334 46 7100

Residential Services Manager Lynsey Martin

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 2020/21


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

Work on the construction of the new secondary school will continue in the site adjacent to DRA and FP for the academic session 2020-21.  Once we receive updated information from Fife Council the webpage will be updated.



Remedial work Fife Park buildings: Cathedral, Chariots, Muchross, Kilrule, Riggs and Monaid

As a defect has been discovered in the design of the above shower rooms, small leaks under shower trays, the University is working with a contractor to rectify these defects.  While it doesn't affect the working order of the showers, remedial works will have to be carried out.  The work will take 2 weeks per flat and there will be a level of noise disruption.  The timing of the works and further details will be communicated to the occupants of the flat in advance.