Local hotel to be turned into Christmas wonderland – complete with an ice rink

Christmas at Fairmont

A five-star Fife hotel will be transformed into a winter wonderland this year with the addition of an outdoor skating rink.

The Fairmont St Andrews hopes the new attraction will not only prove popular with guests but also local people and visitors to the area.

The rink — made with synthetic ice — will be located adjacent to the front entrance of the hotel.

It will be open 10am-9pm daily from December 9 until January 6.

A skating rink is a feature of Fairmont hotels throughout the world over the festive period, although this is the first time St Andrews has embraced the concept.