Martyrs’ Monument, St Andrews

Martyrs' Monument

Martyrs’ Monument in St Andrews, Scotland, enjoys a high-profile location adjacent to the Royal and Ancient Golf Club, overlooking the world-famous Old Course and the spectacular West Sands. It was built to commemorate a number of Protestant figures who were martyred in St Andrews between 1520 and 1560, and highlights the important role that the town played in the Reformation.

This website aims to tell the full story of the Monument: the events which took place in the 16th Century, why it was that a commemorative monument came to be built 300 years later, and how it came to be restored in 2011-13.

The website is written and maintained by St Andrews Partnership, a local charity which co-ordinated the award-winning conservation and restoration works on the Monument. If you would like to support our efforts, please consider donating to our “Brighter St Andrews” fund (see foot of page) to help us carry out more projects of this nature. You can find out much more about St Andrews on our Visit St Andrews website.