CuparNow KnowHow

First and foremost, CuparNow supports our town’s businesses. None of what we do – day by day – would be possible without their collective investment. Our remit is to support Cupar and its catchment and, as a result, businesses outside the town are able to opt-in to become part of CuparNow. One of the first to do so is Rob Wilson’s Joint Muscle Rehab. We caught up with Rob to find out more …

Dementia Activist Week

This week has been designated by the Life Changes Trust as Dementia Activist Week and there are a number of events planned that will help and support those who are living with dementia in and around Cupar. We caught up with Ruth McCabe at Dementia Friendly Fife to find our more …

News from the market …

There’s a changing of the guard at Fife farmers Market after Barbara Wardlaw, known to so many over the years, has handed the coordinator’s baton to Yvonne Alexander. We caught up with Yvonne to find out more …

CuparNow KnowHow

In the latest of our business profiles – showcasing the knowledge and skills of those working in the town – we caught up with Scaramanga on Cupar’s Prestonhall Industrial Estate. The lifestyle retailer’s unique story began in a dusty market in North-West India India in 1998 …

Support for those living with Dementia

The Life Changes Trust is seeking to invest £150,000 in small grants across the NHS Fife region for projects that will “support people living with dementia, and unpaid carers of people with dementia“.

Almost there! Tarvit Woodland Park Update

In March of last year (2019), we shared an update from Mairi Lumsden of the Tarvit Woodland Park Development Group. They were campaigning hard to get support to help them in their fund raising and had just notched up £30,000 towards their target of £113,000. Thanks to the help and generosity of many in our community, the finish line is now in sight. We caught up again with Mairi to discover more …

Upcycling with Cupar’s charity shops …

We highlight all of the town’s charity, second hand and recycling outlets – and this Blog looks at two of them: the British Red Cross on Bonnygate and the Salvation Army shop on Crossgate. Another young member of CuparNow’s team – Fiona Baldwin – took time out to find some bargains when the shops re-opened this summer, all with an eye on some creative upcycling. This is her blog …

CuparNow KnowHow

In the latest of our Blogs highlighting the skills and experience of the town’s businesses, we’re focusing on Kenney Murray – the owners and designer at Elite Framing. Kenney’s working career has taken a few twists before he opened his shop on Bonnygate. We caught up with him to get the full picture …

Nominate your ‘high street heroes’

We know so many people in and around Cupar stepped up to go ‘above and beyond’ during the Covid-19 lockdown. Back in April, we launched our very own Cupar Trooper campaign – and followed that up with stories on those who won our community’s recognition for their work. Now we’re asking everyone to nominate your ‘high street heroes’ as part of a campaign that’s offering recognition across Scotland …

Charity begins at home …

Cupar’s charity stores are re-opening. A younger member of CuparNow’s team (Martha Baldwin) took time out to visit three of the six with a mission to find new summer outfits with a budget of just £20. She is one of a growing number of teenagers who are turning their backs on ‘fast fashion’ from the big, online stores – and searching local charity stores to discover pre-loved clothing and accessories.  The following is an excerpt from her own Blog …