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Nurturing growth on the Links

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The Eden Environmental Team are busy as usual with their environmental projects. They have recently… Read on

June 19, 2017

Spring song on the Links

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This time of year is always such an exciting time for wildlife at the Links…. Read on

May 23, 2017

Winter environmental work on the Eden

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We had the opportunity to commence some of our winter environmental management plans earlier than… Read on

November 23, 2016

A familiar face spotted on the Links

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A familiar face returned to the Home of Golf last month to catch up with some old… Read on

October 11, 2016

Operation Pollinator: saving the bees

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Over the the last few years we’ve focused considerable effort on the development of wildflower areas on… Read on

September 14, 2016

Why is gorse management so important?

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Across the UK, the management of gorse bushes now plays a crucial role in the… Read on

August 23, 2016

A hazard for some, a home for others

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Although the pond located by the 14th and 15th holes of the Eden Course can… Read on

August 9, 2016

Sand martins return to the Links

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Over the past couple of months, efforts have been made to create a new habitat… Read on

June 9, 2016

The joys of spring at The Castle

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After one of the wettest winters on record, spring arrived a little later than normal… Read on

May 24, 2016

Astro-faced bunker build

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At the beginning of April, the Eden greenkeeping team started work on a sustainable and environmentally… Read on

April 19, 2016

Protecting our sand dunes – Part 2

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Monday saw the beginning of repairs to a number of “blowouts” in the sand dune line along… Read on

February 12, 2016

Protecting our sand dunes

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Members of the St Andrews Links greenkeeping team recently helped Fife Coast and Countryside Trust (FCCT) with… Read on

January 19, 2016

Christmas birds

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A new species of bird showed up on the Links this week. A pair of waxwings… Read on

December 22, 2015

The right kind of rough

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The greenkeeping team are currently hard at work thinning out the roughs via cultural methods. Machines… Read on

November 26, 2015

Winter work & wildlife

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The days are getting shorter and the nights longer but there’s still been plenty of activity on the Links over… Read on

November 13, 2015

Roe, a deer

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These past few weeks have been hectic to say the least with many new recordings… Read on

October 29, 2015

The Green Team

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In line with new Waste Scotland Regulations coming into force, last year St Andrews Links set up a… Read on

October 13, 2015

Swanning around in the Swilcan burn

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With the osprey sightings thinning out and the swallows starting to group together there’s only… Read on

September 25, 2015

Sheep lend a helping hand on the Links

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The sheep are back! Next time you’re out near the ninth of the Jubilee Course… Read on

September 4, 2015

“Do not move this vehicle”

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It was brought to our attention that one of the greenkeeping machines, which was due… Read on

August 18, 2015

Crowd control

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Those of you who visited The Open may have seen the roped off area behind… Read on

July 23, 2015

Ever heard of a Polyporus squamosus?

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There are many large fungi growing at the Home of Golf such as giant puffballs… Read on

June 26, 2015

Hares, orchids & nesting birds

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Our specially positioned infra-red camera caught this inquisitive hare on the Castle Course at dusk last… Read on

June 9, 2015

Flora and fauna

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Two delightful rarities have been found these past few weeks including a ventriloquist bird and… Read on

May 22, 2015

St Andrews University students lend a helping hand

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We welcomed a few helpers last week when a group of students turned out to assist… Read on

May 11, 2015

Birds in full voice on the Links

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The yellowhammers, wrens, linnets, skylarks and chaffinches have all been in full voice this past… Read on

April 23, 2015

A new habitat on the Links

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The past few weeks have seen the teams across the Links perform one or two… Read on

April 1, 2015

New infra-red wildlife camera

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We recently invested in an infra-red wildlife camera to find out what we have living… Read on

March 17, 2015

Kestrels at The Castle

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Fresh from their final four position in the recent Enviro Awards, The Castle team have… Read on

February 27, 2015

Recycling the Links

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The composting programme is in full swing with the majority being given away to the… Read on

February 11, 2015

The snowdrops are awake!

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I know it’s only just February but there are snowdrops showing nicely in the grounds… Read on

February 2, 2015

New year, new wall

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The technical services team have been working their magic by recently rebuilding an old boundary wall located between… Read on

January 9, 2015

Heavy machinery

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This week the greenkeepers have had the heavy machinery out! There’s an area on the Links which… Read on

December 12, 2014

20 varieties of fungi

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The frost is yet to make an appearance here at the Links (famous last words)… Read on

November 28, 2014

Strimming, sand martins & parasols

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This past week the Environmental team undertook a brand new project on the Balgove Course. The tall… Read on

November 13, 2014

Exciting bird sightings

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There’s a great grey shrike in the area! And short eared owls too. These are… Read on

October 31, 2014

A blether over the heather

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It’s always exciting exploring the wildlife and ecology here on the Links and this past week has… Read on

October 17, 2014

A look back on Dunhill week

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The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship careered into town last week accompanied by television towers, trucks,… Read on

October 8, 2014

What fungi does for our courses

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This week we have seen a smashing amount of fungi making its yearly appearance on the Links. Fungus… Read on

September 26, 2014

New visitors spotted on the Links

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The warm and wet weather we’ve had lately has given us an amazing array of… Read on

September 19, 2014

The geese are coming

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There’s always good indicators of autumn approaching such as light frosts, leaves turning brown and… Read on

September 12, 2014

Gorse management

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The weather has been kind to us this week so we have been able to… Read on

September 3, 2014

Harvesting season

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This past week has proven to be quite a busy one for the greenkeeping team…. Read on

August 29, 2014

Environmental management

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James Hutchinson recently joined the Links as our first dedicated Environmental Officer. James will work… Read on

August 20, 2014