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.

Scotland’s oldest surviving company rooted in Cupar

We love a good detective story – and on a recent visit to Cupar’s Museum & Heritage Centre, we struck gold. Ian Copland, Mike Edwards and Guthrie Hutton- three of the volunteers who help to run the town’s museum – told us how their leg work and research had secured ownership of Scotland’s oldest surviving company …

Women’s Tour of Scotland to power through Cupar

This August, around 20 of the world’s leading elite women’s cycling teams will compete in the inaugural Women’s Tour of Scotland – and they will be battling in Cupar on Friday 9th August.

Cyber Security – Help To Make Your Business Safe

We spoke with a few local businesses recently and found almost every single one had been the target of some kind of online scam. Not every one of those was a cyber attack, but every business should be more aware of the threats that are ‘out there’. So we’re delighted to share news that applications are open for the Cyber Essentials Voucher Scheme. This gives companies the chance to apply for a voucher worth up to £1,000 – designed to help to improve their cyber security. CuparNow is working with Scottish Enterprise who are delivering the scheme – to amplify the message for businesses in Cupar …

Dementia Awareness Week – Get Involved

Dementia Awareness Week runs from 3-9 June this year – and we’re getting involved to help make everyone aware …