St Salvator's Hall and Gannochy

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8 The Scores
St Andrews
KY16 9AZ

+44 (0)1334 46 7147

Residential Services Manager Evelyn Parker

Deputy Residential Services Manager Lesley Wilson

Wardennial Team

St Salvator’s Hall was originally built in 1930, and lies in a central, but quiet, location between The Scores and North Street adjacent to the United College Quadrangle. The hall boasts an impressive oak-panelled dining room, featuring a series of stained glass windows commemorating founders and benefactors of the University. 

Gannochy House is an annexe of St. Salvator's Hall, built in the 1970's and has recently been refurbished to a high standard, it has all the old traditions of St. Salvator's Hall along with the modern feel.

The Hall is in close proximity to St Andrews Castle and the beach below, Castle Sands. It is close to several Arts buildings in the centre of town, and a full range of shops are within a minute's walk.


  • Traditional Hall of Residence
  • Furnished bedrooms, with shared kitchen and bathroom facilities
  • Communal facilities include a reading room, library, games room with a snooker table and TV projector, common room with a piano, and laundry facilities
  • Standard undergraduate contract starts 10am Saturday 7 September 2024 (excludes inter-semester break when residents will have to vacate by 10am on 24 December 2024 and return 22 January 2025.
  • Bed sizes are all single


  • Single standard rooms: 62 in the main building and 85 in the annexe
  • Single ensuite rooms: 3 in main building
  • Shared rooms: 63 in the main building


  • 19 meals per week
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner is served on weekdays
  • Breakfast and lunch on weekends
  • Student catering menu


Meal Times Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Monday-Friday 8am - 9.15am 12.30pm - 1.30pm 5.45pm - 6.45pm
Saturday & Sunday 8am - 9.30am 12 noon - 1pm n/a

Life in St Salvator's Hall and Gannochy

St Salvator's Hall and Gannochy, or more commonly known by its residents as 'Sallies', is a traditional hall of residence in St Andrews. Sallies accommodates 276 undergraduate students. About a third of the residents are returning students, with the remaining two-thirds first year students. Sallies is situated in the centre of town close to all amenities and offers great views of the North Sea, St Andrews Castle or St Salvator's Lawn.

Sallies is one of the last halls in St Andrews which continues long-standing traditions, one of these being High Table; every Thursday a small group of students are selected to attend a formal dinner in Hall with a prominent member of the community and/or university academic staff. This is a great way to meet other students and see your professors in a social setting. Everyone gets a chance to sit at High Table throughout the year, and is regarded by past residents as one of the highlights of their year.

Due to the size of Sallies, there is a very tight knit community and a feeling of homeliness. The hall committee is constantly on hand for assistance and runs weekly events throughout the year from the Sallies Hall Ball, to quiz nights and wine tasting.

Sallies also has a fantastic wardennial team who are always available for a chat or pastoral care. Along with the wardens, there is always a friendly face in Sallies and residential services managers, kitchen staff, cleaners and porters work hard to ensure that Sallies feels like a home away from home. Please feel free to join the St Salvator's Hall group on Facebook.

Residence Fee 2024/25

UK RPI (all items) which is the main measure we use to set the rents, was at the time of setting the rents in September 2023 8.5%. To support this below RPI increase, RBS has been asked to consider some changes to services. Housekeeping arrangements in traditional halls will change from September 2024, staff will clean shared bathrooms and kitchens (unless they are part of a flat) as well as corridors and other public areas.  Bedrooms will not be cleaned and students will be responsible for disposing of rubbish and recycling.  In line with ensuite accommodation, monthly cleanliness and safety checks will be carried out.


HMO Licence Number: F1779/11