St Andrews and the Fife coastal villages are ideal locations to see out the old and to bring in the New Year. Breaks at this time of year are generally for a full week encompassing Hogmanay and New Year’s Day. The Fife coastal villages of Elie, Earlsferry, St Monans, Pittenweem and St Andrews come alive at this time of year and even boasted the rock band Snow Patrol amongst the recent New Year visitors. Many families return each year at this time to join in the festivities and to meet new and old friends or simply to enjoy the welcoming atmosphere in the award winning restaurants and pubs in the area. What better way to start the New Year than a game of Links golf or a bracing Fife coastal walk. Early booking is advisable as demand always outstrips supply at this time of year.