A university is offering students the option to live in alcohol-free accommodation.

The move means undergraduates wanting to live in University of St Andrews residences will be able to express a preference for an alcohol-free apartment on their accommodation application form.

It follows negotiations with the university's students' association and will be offered at the David Russell/Fife Park apartments in five-person ensuite flats.

The institution said the offer is subject to availability and dependent on how popular it is.

Any students who accept an offer of alcohol-free accommodation will enter into an agreement not to drink alcohol in their apartment.

A spokeswoman for the university said: "The University of St Andrews is committed to creating a safe, healthy, and inclusive campus experience for all of our students.

"We know that not all students drink alcohol. What's more, we believe student learning lasts a lifetime; so reinforcing positive behaviours during this period of development can have a lasting influence.

"We're proud that our students' association is working to shape new attitudes towards responsible alcohol consumption and making our student experience more inclusive.

"We want our students to think about their lifestyle choices, and to support the choices of others.

"That's why, following discussions with the students' association, the university will be offering undergraduate students an option of living in alcohol-free accommodation. The offer will be subject to availability and dependent on how popular this type of accommodation is."