Ploughing a new furrow …

The Cupar Horse Sculpture Project is holding an Open Day Community Launch on Saturday 13th May – and all are welcome!

You are invited to come and see the progress of this exciting metal sculpture which will – by this Autumn – be sited in front of the new affordable housing complex that is being built on the old police station site on Cupar’s Carslogie Road.

The venue for the Community Launch is the Workshop at Preston Lodge (95 Bonnygate, KY15 4LG) – and the open day will run from 10am until 4pm. Access to the workshop is through the opening on the left of Cupar YMCA/YWCA, situated at the far left corner of the square, next to Bespoke Joinery.

Rural Heritage

The nine-feet high horse’s head sculpture represents and celebrates Cupar’s rural and agricultural heritage. It will be decorated with enamel and metal-work pieces, made through community-group making-sessions, around two further themes:

  • A Meadow to celebrate and encourage green ecology approaches of past, present and future, and:
  • Cupar-born, San Francisco Sci-Fi writer, Robert Duncan Milne (1944-99), after whom the housing complex is to be named

Find out more about the project by dropping in and speaking to the sculptor, Cameron Durie, and to project coordinator, Margaret Robertson. If time allows, perhaps have a go at enameling too!

The photos above show the ‘work in progress’ at Cameron’s workshop as the horse’s head comes together … piece by piece. Pictured below are children working with Cameron and Margaret at the Corn Exchange during last September’s Celebration Weekend; children were invited to share their design ideas to engage with the community project and Cameron and Margaret were on hand to share more on this unique initiative with the children and grown ups!

The project is supported by:

  • Fife Council
  • Robertson Developers
  • Community Lottery Funding Scotland

It is facilitated by:

  • Cupar Arts
  • Cupar Development Trust
  • Three Estates Cupar


Need more?

Further Open Days are planned for Saturdays 10th June, 8th July and 12th August.

You can also drop in on (most) Wednesdays from 12.30 – 1.30pm. For more information or to arrange a special visit for your group, call 07399536663.


Thanks for reading!