CuparNow KnowHow

We are delighted to launch a brand new element to our Blog: CuparNow KnowHow. In our work with businesses and organisations across the town, we have been wowed by the amazing array of talents we have discovered, so we’ve decided to showcase them ongoing through this new feature.

New Chair at the Trust …

At the Cupar Development Trust’s AGM (5th December 2019), the Trust’s first Chair, David Kirk, retired after five years in post.

A million thanks …

Cupar Development Trust‘s Annual Lecture heard from Fiona Stenke, Project Officer at Fife Historic Buildings Trust. Chair of CDT, David Kirk, introduced Fiona at the members’ gathering (5th December 2019), and invited her to give the Annual Lecture.

CUPAR DID IT!

Businesses across Cupar have voted “emphatically” to back CuparNow and create the world’s first Digital Improvement District. At this week’s count – of the businesses and organisations who cast their votes – more than 60% gave their support …

Cupar’s Yesterdays …

When Steve Penrice was just a boy, his father’s job – working on the railways – brought the family to Cupar. “That was a few years ago now!” Steve tells us when we caught up with him to look over just a selection of the vast array of items in his incredible Cupar archive …

A Vintage Year …

Anyone who found themselves in Cupar on Saturday 3rd August may have thought they’d stepped into a time machine. The town centre had been transported back to a time when rock was accompanied with roll, when you could tell one car from another by its design … and when haircuts were high with quiffs and beehives. This was Cupar’s inaugural Vintage Festival – and it wowed visitors with music, displays, events and stalls selling all manner of retro collectibles. We caught up with the event’s impassioned organiser …

Tesco’s Champion …

Primarily, our work supports businesses in the town – but hand in hand with that work is our role to showcase the fantastic community groups that deliver all kinds of projects that help those living in and around our town. One such group is Tesco Cupar in The Community. We popped in to the store to meet with Elaine Brailsford, their Community Champion, to discuss how Tesco is engaging with Cupar and our wider community …

Bell Baxter’s Polar Challenge

Ten children from Bell Baxter High School have been chosen to undertake a self-led 100km Polar expedition next Easter – supported by another ten class mates who will be helping with the planning, training and fund raising … and who get to take on a challenge of their own in Scotland later next year.

Genial Genealogists!

We visited Fife Family History Society this summer to discover more on their work. You’ll find them in Cupar Library on Crossgate. As with many groups and organisations in town, we found out that a small army of dedicated volunteers is behind their work – helping folk both near and far to unearth often long-lost histories on their ancestors. You can read our earlier blog via this link … but we returned to find out more on the people behind the Society – those who make it tick …

Selling a house?

Here’s a great idea from Rollos on Crossgate. They’re now offering a fully comprehensive marketing package with zero upfront costs. What does that mean? In short, they’ll help to market your house sale … but you’ll only pay for that service when your home is sold … from the proceeds of the sale.