ISSOS, St Andrews

Full day Saturday trips to exciting cities and half day Wednesday trips to places of cultural interest.

Saturday Trips

Students who attend ISSOS, St Andrews, will have the opportunity to explore Scotland by getting to know the history and rich culture that exsists in St Andrews and in close by cities and towns. On Saturdays students will go on a full day trip to two of Scotland most exciting cities:


Glasgow is one of Scotland's most exciting cities, known as the second biggest city of the British Empire, with stunning 18th century architecture and holding the title for one of the best shopping cities outside of New York. When students go to Glasgow they will visit Kelvingrove Art Gallery which is home to the Salvador Dali masterpiece ‘Christ of St John of the Cross’. After the art gallery students will have the opportunity to shop in Glasgows main shopping district before returning to St Andrews.

Returning students and those interested can opt to tour Glasgow University instead of going to Kelvingrove Art Gallery.


Edinburgh is Scotland's Capital city and home to the the World's largest arts festival, The Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Students will go on a one hour walking tour of this fascinating city and will learn about Edinburgh's haunted streets, The Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh Castle and all the things that make Edinburgh one of the best cities in the world, students will walk down the famous Royal Mile and have time to shop in Princes Street and have lunch in Princes Street Gardens before returning to St Andrews.

Students will be given the option to visit The National Museum of Scotland, The Edinburgh Dungeons or Camera Obscura  while in Edinburgh.

Wednesday Trips

On Wednesdays students are in academic classes until 12 noon and then go on a half day trip. There are four Wednesday trips for students to choose from, students will be able to go on two of the four trips over the three weeks and they can choose from the following:

Glamis Castle 

Glamis Castle is the home of the Earl and Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne. Students can enjoy the history and spectacle of Glamis Castle by taking a guided tour with one of the expert guides and soak up the atmosphere of a thousand years of history.

Scottish Deer Centre

The Scottish Deer Centre is set in the Fife countryside and covers over 55 acres. Our collection includes 14 species of Deer from around the world, Fife's only Wolf pack, Otters and other rare Scottish species including the Wildcat. We also host Raptor World Bird of Prey centre!

Scone Palace 

Follow in the footsteps of countless Kings and explore one of Scotland's most popular castles.  Scone has been the seat of parliaments and the crowning place of the Kings of Scots, including Macbeth and Robert The Bruce. The Palace houses an outstanding collection of antiques, paintings and rare artifacts and the grounds are renowned throughout the world. 

Blown Away

Blown Away is an award winning outdoor experience company who are situated on West Sands, St Andrews.  ISSOS students have the opportunity to experience landyachting (also  known as Land sailing, sand yachting and Blokarting)  as well as kayaking and paddle boarding.  This is a fun activity for those who love the outdoors and trying something different. 

Final Half Day Trip

On the final trip day of each session all students and staff are invited to go ice skating, this is a great trip that allows students and staff to hang out with no academics or electives a few days before they leave.