Hundreds of St Andrews students smothered each other with shaving foam to mark the end of the university's annual Raisin Weekend (16 October).

Raisin Day 2016
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The weekend involves rituals which the new students, or "freshers" have to perform, culminating in a giant foam fight on the Lower College Lawn. Raisin Weekend dates way back into St Andrews history, deriving from the old tradition where new students gave their academic parents a pound of raisins as a thank you for welcoming them. IBTimesUK presents some of the messiest photo from the event: