When St Andrews does something, it does it wholeheartedly. Being bookish, sporty, trendy, tweedy, whatever it is, we do it with enthusiasm. At heart, however, we know that we don’t take ourselves too seriously. With this in mind The Stand was established in 2011 to deliver news and entertainment directly to the students of St Andrews, with a sense of humour.

While we hope our articles put a smile on your face, we know that life isn’t always like a Judd Apatow film. We are also committed to quality journalism and instigating debate in our little community.

The Stand was established for students, by students… or something like that. We believe that we are the only truly independent university news service in St Andrews and we need your clicks, comments and your amazing writing in order to stay this way.

We think St Andrews is a bit ridiculous. We think we are a bit ridiculous. We love it, and we love you.

Adelaide, Brendan, and Daniel
Founders of The Stand

Find us on Facebook, drop us a line through the Submissions page, and contact us at editor@thestand-online.com.

Past Editors: 

Natasha Franks (2016-)

Natasha Franks, Hamish Docherty (2015-2016)

Charlie Laswell, Janelle Lamb (2014-2015)

Annie Newman, Tobias Harris (2013-2014)

Dani Goldberg, Lauren Hepburn (2012-2013)

Adelaide Waldrop, Brendan Macdonald, and Daniel Goldblatt (2011-2012)


After partnering with Tab Media in 2013, the original Stand was rebranded the Tab St Andrews. As a subsidiary of the Tab, the tone of the publication became that of a tabloid, a significant departure from the Stand’s previous semi-satirical nature. In 2016, the Stand and the Tab formally separated and are now two unrelated publications.