Trading Places: Part 3

In our discovery of the town – using shoe-leather to walk and introduce the CuparNow project – we’ve taken time to explore the trading estates on the town’s outskirts. This Blog is the third in our trilogy, visiting those who have made their trading home on Cupar’s Eden Valley Business Park

Carmichael & Baxter Industrial Services

A leading groundworks contractor working with some of Scotland’s largest councils, contractors and builders, the Cupar-based company provides all types of groundworks and civil engineering services for “any type and size of project” – from private contractual work to large scale works including roads, sewers, foundations, drainage works, demolition services, driveways and car parks. Their main services cover but are not limited to:

  • Demolition & civil engineering contractors
  • All types of concrete works plus forms to all forms of finish
  • Drainage & reinstatement
  • Bulk earthworks
  • Sub-structures
  • Hard and soft landscaping
  • Fencing
  • Road construction
  • Commercial and residential extensions (incorporating all trades)
  • New build groundworks – both Commercial and residential

Need more? You’ll find them at 6 Eden Valley Business Park (KY15 4RB).

Call them on 01334 839911 or email



The R&A has a warehouse facility on the Business Park; for further information on the R&A and its services, please follow this link.


John Deer & AA Doublea

A family-run business specialising in the supply and service of quality environmental and groundcare equipment. Their customer base includes local authorities, golf courses, caravan parks, contractors, estates, tree surgeons, landscapers, health boards, hire companies and homeowners.

They are John Deere Turf Equipment Dealers for East Central Scotland and also provide a wide selection of ancillary equipment to complement the John Deere range. They are also the sole Scottish distributors for Lastec, Timberwolf, Gianni Ferrari, Aebi and Campey Turf Care, and we are UK distributors for Tru Turf greens rollers and Sweep-N-Fill. They also offer customers a wide range of quality used equipment.

Need more?

Find them on Facebook – where they share regular updates – pop in and see them on East Road in the Business Park (KY15 4RB).

Call them on 01334 657602 or email


Howdens Joinery Co

Howdens is the UK’s number 1 trade kitchen supplier, with more than 690 depots nationwide. As they say on their website: “When refreshing or replacing your kitchen, we can ensure every detail is just right. Discover more than 70 inspirational kitchen designs, including Shaker, Universal and Contemporary styles. Then choose from classic shades and on-trend colours to find a look that matches your home. Together with your builder, we can create a kitchen that works for you.

Their designers can help you and your builder plan your new project with their free home survey, design and planning services. Founded in 1995, they offer a complete service for those planning kitchen and bathroom improvements: follow any of the following for links to their relevant web pages:

They showcase much of their work on Instagram: click on the image below for more …

For more, call into see them (KY15 4RB), phone 01334 659 170 or email via their online form.



Meldrums is an established family-run business of more than 40 years. The current family took over in 1997, moving to their current custom-built premises on the Business Park in 2000. The move, together with improved technology (a stock management system from 2011) has allowed them to increase both their product range and services offered.

Their engineers have over 36 years of experience, attending regular training session keeps them up to date with the latest service/repair techniques. Due to experience gained over the years they are also capable of carrying out the more bespoke requirements of our customers. Meldrums’ sales team also attend regular training to keep them up to date with the latest products available – allowing them to give the best advice and recommendations to customers – from the latest ride-on mowers, robotic mowers and battery operated products, to the more traditional cylinder mowers.

They keep a broad range of stock including spare parts, personal protection equipment, hand tools and oils. Click on this link to view their latest products including pressure washers, hand tools, strimmers, trimmers, tillers, ride-ons, lawn mowers, shredders, power tools and quad bikes.

For more, pop in to see them (KY15 4RB), call 01334 652561 or email You can also find them on Facebook.


Hoggs of Fife / Fife Country

Hoggs of Fife opened for business in 1888. Today, they offer “the most authoritative range of country clothing and footwear, available from a single supplier, in Great Britain and Ireland“.

The company remains in founding family ownership and, throughout more than a century, has stayed true to its values of providing quality products that are fit for purpose and which represent great value for money. They are dedicated to the clothing and footwear needs of the agricultural community and country professionals at large. From their modern warehouse and office facilities in the Business Park, they maintain a full ‘instock’ service on all products and have a team of full-time Area Sales Managers supporting retail partners throughout the UK and Eire.

Fife Country is the trading division of Hoggs of Fife . The range is comprehensive – from caps to cords, socks to shirts and waterproofs to waders – for men and women. Call in to see them (KY15 4RB), call them on 01334 653733, email or visit their Facebook page.



Caulders Garden Centre

Caulders is an independent family-owned group of five garden centres across central Scotland. Their centres are packed full of garden inspiration, great gift ideas and tasty treats. Founded in 1999 by Colin and Mandy Barrie, they’ve grown steadily now employing more than 200 staff. Cupar is the newest addition to the Caulders family. The plant area is a great hit with customers from near and far: gardeners will find seeds and bulbs to specimen plants … and a great selection of garden furniture.

They also have a great gift shop that not only boasts many gifts for the garden and home but also offers ranges of clothing, books and handbags. There’s a very popular coffee shop where they sell their home-baked cakes and tray bakes – and a full menu of snacks and lunches. They are open seven days a week – from 9am to 5.30pm. Check out their menu …

Need more? Visit them (KY15 4RB), call 01334 655 766 or email

You’ll also find them on Facebook.


Cupar Ford

Cupar Ford Centre is an independent retail Ford dealer on the park. Since the purchase of the company by the Short family in 2007, they’ve been expanding quickly and are now well-established. You’ll still see models on the former town centre site opposite Fluthers Car Park (below middle), but their home on the Business Park has allowed the company to expand to provide a whole new offering. Today, all their services are conveniently under one roof – so whether booking your car for a service, ordering parts or shopping for a new or used vehicle, you’re covered! Their staff have over 85 years combined experience in the Ford dealer network that brings a wealth of knowledge to the benefit of their customers.

Need more?

Pop in to see them – they’re at the entrance to the park (below left) – or call them on 01334 650650. You’ll also find them on Facebook.


Pentland Cupar

Pentland Land Rover Cupar is part of the award winning John Clark Motor Group. The dealership has a wide range of new and used Land Rover vehicles for sale, as well as a huge selection of after-sales service and maintenance packages. You can see the full range of new Land Rover vehicles and their staff can organise a test drive for you in the car you choose.

Need more?

Pop in to see them (above right), call 01334 441353 or complete their online enquiry form. You will also find them on Facebook.



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