A band of academics has formed what is possibly the world’s most intelligent band.
Dry Island Buffalo Jump is comprised of two professors and five university lecturers who have 18 degrees between them.
The St Andrews University colleagues have just released their latest composition on YouTube and it’s proving a huge hit, with almost 4,000 views in the space of a few days.
The gentle ballad, Auld Grey Toon, tells of the attractions of the Fife town and the video shows scenes of the band and students enjoying themselves in various locations.
It’s the second of two songs written and recorded to celebrate the university in its 600th anniversary year.
The first, The Dream Of St Rule, was a rabble-rousing anthem about the legendary founding of the town in the Middle Ages by St Rule, who brought the bones of St Andrew from Asia Minor to the east coast of Scotland for safekeeping.
The aim is to raise awareness and, hopefully, money for the university’s 600th anniversary student scholarship fund.
Members of Dry Island Buffalo Jump are appropriately named with English lecturer Chris Buffalo Jones; French lecturer Dave Evans as French Buffalo; Bald Buffalo Norman Reid, keeper of the university’s manuscripts; history lecturer Buff Me Clean, otherwise known as Simon Maclean; retired history lecturer Grandpa Buffalo Chris Given-Wilson; and divinity lecturer Shy Buffalo Gavin Hopps.