Harbour, St Andrews

Harbour, St Andrews - Ref: WC2205

This Alexander Wilson photograph shows the harbour at St Andrews, with St Rule's tower in the background. The harbour stands at the east end of the city, and is predominantly a fishing port. The boats in the picture are registered in Dundee.

The tower is all that remains of a Romanesque church dedicated to St Regulus (after whom one of the university's halls of residence is named), which stood 120 feet to the east end of the magnificent cathedral. It is 112 feet (37.5 metres) high.

To the right of the picture there extends a pier. Students can sometimes be seen walking to the end of it on Sundays after church services or other university occasions, dressed in their distinctive red gowns.

Alexander Wilson who took this photograph, was a supervisor in a Dundee jute mill for over 20 years. He bequeathed much of his collection and £50, to cover the costs involved, to the Free Library Committee of Dundee in 1923.

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