Current Promotions


A big thank you to all of our sponsors this year for providing a myriad of promotions for our members.

Jannetta’s Gelateria

Unofficial Guide to Medicine

  • All Bute members can receive a 20% discount off books purchased at with a Bute promo code which can be found in weekly Bute emails. 
  • 20% of food and 10% of drinks by presenting VIC key fob. Fobs will be handed out from BUTE room shortly. Note: This discount applies to all opening hours (yes that means on nights out)
  • Free entry Friday and Saturday before midnight by presenting BUTE CARD at the door

Northpoint Cafe

  • Free hot drink (from £1.70 drinks menu) when ordering any hot food. Student ID must be shown when ordering not when paying.
  • Host party night dinner at Northpoint with minimum of 20 guests and receive 10 bottles of FREE WINE!!

The Vic

The VIC is a twin venue of sorts, like the olsens, except everyone here is a healthy eater and we don't see ourselves being billionaires anytime soon. That's because we are all about cheap as chips food, shin digs befitting of this ancient old town, cocktails, fairytales, and pretty much anything else we can get away with doing in a licensed premises that won't result in our long suffering manager and his associates spending a casual weekend in the jailhouse.


The Unofficial Guide to Medicine


We are a textbook series that follows a peer-led publishing model. Students and junior doctors write the material, specialists check for factual accuracy, and students review the effectiveness as a learning resource. The model has won prizes from the BMA, the British Institute of Radiology (BIR), the Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME), and the Medical Women's Federation (MWF).


We currently have six titles and are working with students and junior doctors to expand the series. For opportunities to get involved, join our mailing list, and send an email to


Go to our website to join our information hub: a space to share learning resources, and opportunities to get involved in our future titles.

Jannettas Gelateria

Our family have been selling our delicious ice-cream here in St Andrews for over 100 years. Ice-cream is both our life and our passion.

Now with a Gelateria in the Fair City of Perth too, we’re delighted our hand-made Gelato is renowned not just in Scotland but amongst the thousands of visitors from around the world who make a point of stopping off to sample the Jannettas experience! 

But we’re not just about the much-loved takeaway ice-cream cone – we also have a fantastic café at our recently refurbished flagship St Andrews premises. And we cater for a huge array of events, from weddings and christenings to student balls, and supply wholesale to a range of other businesses. 

Jannettas also create the most stunning hand-made ice-cream cakes, Gelato pops and many other artisan hand-crafted Gelato items. These are popular all year round and make delightful and delicious centrepieces at many events around Scotland, from family Christmas tables and wedding banquets to corporate get-togethers and children’s parties.


The British Medical Association

The British Medical Association (BMA) is the trade union and professional body for 170,000 doctors in the UK.

We are led by a team of executive directors working towards objectives set by the BMA council.

Council sets overall policy which is informed by the needs of grassroots doctors, as determined by the BMA Representative Body, which itself is drawn from branch of practice and regional committees throughout the UK.

Find out about our council, committees and executive directors here.

The Medical Defense Union

The MDU is led and staffed by doctors who have real-life experience of the pressures and challenges you face every day. Their expertise in medico-legal issues, complaints and claims is unparalleled. 

Since 1885, we have been indemnifying doctors for incidents arising from their clinical care of patients. We are proud of our heritage, but we are always looking forward, shaping our products and services to meet the changing needs of the medical profession.



MDDUS is a mutual defence organisation founded by and for healthcare professionals, with an expert staff of doctors, dentists, lawyers and risk advisers who are leaders in the medico- and dento-legal field.

The Cottage Kitchen

The Cottage Kitchen is a small, family run coffee shop and restaurant where we pride ourselves on using as much locally sourced produce as possible, as we believe Scotland has some of the best food on offer.


We cook from fresh daily and believe in daily changing menus using the best seasonal produce we can get our hands on, including daily changing salads, lunch dishes, soups and our famous enormous sausage rolls using delicious locally sourced pork. We are passionate about baking, and have a large and ever changing range of cakes, scones, cookies, biscuits, meringues and other goodies, perfect with a locally roasted coffee or cup of tea at any time of day.


Northpoint Cafe


Famously known as the cafe where Prince William met his future wife Kate Middleton for coffee while they were both students at St Andrews. Serves great coffee and a broad range of breakfast options from porridge topped with banana to toasted bagels, pancake stacks and classic fry-ups.The crumble is another incredible pick from their menu! Located at a prime scenic location at the turn of North Street, it’s a perfect spot to grab a bite. See above for the exclusive deals and promotions available to Bute members!