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St Salvator's Hall and Gannochy

8 The Scores
St Andrews
KY16 9AZ

+44 (0)1334 46 7147

Residential Services Manager             Debbie Anderson

Deputy Residential Services Manager Lesley Wilson

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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-paneled 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.

  • St Salvator's Hall
  • St Salvator's Hall
  • St Salvator's Hall
  • St Salvator's Hall
  • Gannochy House


  • 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 8 September 2018 and end 10am Saturday 1 June 2019 (excludes inter-semester break when residents will have to vacate by 10am on 22nd December 2018 and return 23rd January 2019.
  • Spring vacation is on a self-catered basis.
  • Bed sizes are all single

Residence Fee 2018/19


  • 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.


HMO Licence Number: F1779/11