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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 Laura Sutherland, Sam Todd, Clair Waterhouse

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Further Information

Wardennial Team

DRA FP Site map (PDF, 120 KB)

DRA 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 offers 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
  • Catered and self-catered options, with meal cards also available
  • Shared kitchen facilities
  • Communal facilities include computer room, activities room, music room, common room, laundry facilities, and a bar
  • Car Parking available
  • Contract includes Christmas and Spring vacation on a self catered basis
  • Bed sizes are shared room single bed, single room double bed
  • Green Building for returning students

For more information about life in David Russell Apartments please visit the residence webpage

Residence Fee 2020/21


  • Single en-suite rooms: 1087 (922 undergraduate, 165 postgraduate)
  • Shared en-suite rooms: 12 (undergraduate only)

Catering (these meals are for term time only)

  • 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

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