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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 7 September 2019 and end 10am Saturday 31 May 2020 (excludes inter-semester break when residents will have to vacate by 10am on 21st December 2019 and return 22nd January 2020.
  • Spring vacation is on a self-catered basis.
  • Bed sizes are all single

Residence Fee 2019/20


  • 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
  • For 2019-20 there will be a limited number of rooms in the annexe available on a standard self-catered basis.  Self catered rooms are not cleaned and it is up to the resident to keep these clean.


  • 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

Younger Hall refurbishment works June 2019 - May 2021

Residents of St Salvator’s Hall and Gannochy are advised to expect limited noise and inconvenience, due to refurbishment works taking place at Younger Hall which aims to enhance the St Andrews student experience for generations to come. Access to the buildings will be maintained throughout the project but may follow different routes to normal.

The whole St Andrews community benefits from the University’s vibrant music tradition that began with the choristers of St Salvator’s Chapel more than six centuries ago. Today, the University supports a thriving culture of performing groups across a range of musical genres, and students can opt to study music modules ranging from opera to electronic music.

If you have applied for a catered room and are allocated to St Salvator’s Hall/Gannochy, or have applied for standard self-catered and are allocated to Gannochy, please be assured that the construction company engaged by the University have committed to avoid unnecessary impact on your experience – priorities include noise reduction especially during exam periods, the respectful attitude of workers on site, and agreed working hours. We will liaise with you, and with the construction project team, on a regular basis to ensure disruption is minimised.

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.


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