Revelling St Andrews students appear to have heeded warnings about their conduct at this year’s Raisin Weekend festivities.
Police Scotland say that the number of calls relating to this year’s event is “comparable” to previous years.
However, while no arrests were made a number of fixed penalty notices were issued to partying students who enjoyed the annual event a little too much.
While singling out a small number of troublemakers, community sergeant Pat Turner praised the majority of the university’s students.
He said: “Whilst the majority of persons taking part in the event acted in a responsible manner, it was unfortunate that the behaviour of a small number impacted negatively on the reputation of the town’s students.
“Although there were no arrests as a result of Raisin Week, a number of warnings and fixed penalty tickets were issued by officers patrolling the area.
“The foam party, which is seen as the centrepiece of the celebrations, passed without incident.
“The total number of reports received by police in connection with the 2015 event is comparable with previous years and this is thanks to officers working closely with partner organisations, including the University of St Andrews, to ensure public disturbance was kept to a minimum.”
Raisin Weekend is the often alcohol-fuelled rite of passage for the first year students, beginning on the Sunday and concluding on Monday with the world-famous foam fight in St Salvator’s Quad.
The event features a host of traditions but has recently become better known locally for its often rowdy behaviour, prompting complaints from some townsfolk.
While not an official St Andrews University event, the institution did write to its students beforehand requesting they act as good neighbours.
Vice-principal Professor Lorna Milne said: “Raisin Monday was as usual a wonderful occasion and confirmed that the great majority of our students are creative, witty, decent people who know how to have fun without causing trouble.
“Lack of respect for others is unacceptable and contrary to the values of the town and university.
“We are indebted to the police and other partner agencies with whom we work closely.”