Scottish Senior Open survey 'chuffs campaigners'

The St Andrews Citizen reported that the survey results indicated 'overwhelming support' for a railway from the 174 people questioned at the Scottish Seniors Open championship at Fairmont, near St Andrews, last month. The potential for achieving modal shift from cars was demonstrated by 70% of the 96% of non-residents who drove to St Andrews claiming they would use a railway if there were one.

Convenor Jane Ann Liston. however, urged supporters to participate in the forthcoming St Andrews & East Fife Local Plan consultation, if they want to ensure that strategic pieces of land likely to form part of a new route are identified and safeguarded until the line can be constructed.

It is hoped that a similar exercise can be carried out at future events which attract large numbers to St Andrews - watch this space.