All systems ‘go’ for Cupar Development Trust!

Cupar Developmnent Trust has been busy behind the scenes since the beginning of 2022, not only working closely with numerous local organisations on plans for events and activities in 2022 but also in securing government funding that will enable the Trust to recruit permanent, paid, staff for the first time.

Advertising has begun for the Development Officer role. The successful candidate will provide professional support and advice to CDT’s Board, Sub-Committees, Staff, and Volunteers, and work with other organizations with which CDT is collaborating in pursuit of key activities across Cupar & District including …

  • Planning and implementing selected projects
  • Supporting the efforts of groups and individuals to bring about community improvement
  • Building partnerships with agencies able to access resources to intervene in community development
  • Promoting community capacity building
  • Initiating and supporting social enterprise

You can find the job spec and how to apply via our Jobs’ page. For information, if you have a job opportunity to share, you can do so via CuparNow’s Job Alert form on this link.


Online Talks

In 2021, the Trust held a series of online talks that celebrated Cupar’s place in the history of Old Scots – and more have been announced. Trust Chair, Bill Pagan, says: “CDT is proud of the local heritage in the Old Scots language and culture and we have two upcoming talks that promise to build on the success of last year.

Three talks are planned – each at 1745 for 1800, and will last about an hour, including Q&A. The details including Zoom links – hosted by CuparNow – are given below …

  • Tuesday 10 May: Dr Amy Blakeway will give an introduction to the sixteenth-century Scottish court and political culture of David Lindsay’s times.

Available to view on YouTube now …

  • Tuesday 17 May: Cupar-born Professor Nicola Royan will speak on the works of Sir David Lindsay of The Mount, other than his famous play.

Available to view on YouTube now …

  • Thursday 26 May: Professor Greg Walker will address the play itself, Ane Satyre of the Thrie Estaitis.

Available to view on YouTube …



The following are last year’s talks that can be accessed via the same channel …


Scotland’s Year of Stories

CDT bid for funding for a series of collaborative activities from spring to autumn.  There are events in both June and September which will include a focus on local stories and story-telling.  Unfortunately Cupar & District’s funding bid was not successful, so CDT and partners are now working on what can realistically be delivered with a lower budget.

To make it easy for local people to join in Scotland’s Year of Stories, there is a proforma on the CuparNow website (via this link) through which people can upload their stories, however short, and however simple, to Cupar & District’s permanent archive.  All contributions will be welcome, and there will be the chance for some to be recorded for posterity!

You can read those that have been submitted and published so far by clicking on the following image …


Thank you for reading.