Cupar Clicks … helping businesses sell online

Work has started on the creation of a new multi-vendor platform to support businesses in Cupar – funded by CuparNow, the town’s award-winning Digital Improvement District with support from the Scottish Government’s Resilience Fund.

Six of the best: our Cupar Troopers …

Our Cupar Trooper campaign has generated some fab comments from many of our readers and followers – all keen to highlight and thank those who have gone above and beyond during the lockdown.

In the last couple of weeks, six companies have been mentioned over and over – on our feeds as well as in direct communication with us. We wanted to say ‘thank you’ from CuparNow for their wonderful work in supporting not only their regular customers but by going the extra mile through their own hard work and support for our community … especially for the most vulnerable in and around Cupar.

Bee’s Townhouse – Keyworker Accommodation Available

 

Bee’s Townhouse provides a self check in, fully equipped self catered option for key workers working in the local area.
Bookings must be made direct to ensure that there is a full 72 hour period between bookings to allow full cleaning and effective Covid-19 separation.
Breakfast basics, hospitality tray and toiletries are available.
Bookings until August 2020 will only be taken for key workers working in the local area.
I may also have a two bedroom accommodation available soon.
Liana Steven
07887 756660

Stepping up … our latest Cupar Trooper!

We are all reacting in different ways to the Covid-19 lockdown. Eight year old Lyle McKelvie in Cupar wanted to do something to help. He has more than stepped up to the challenge. We spoke with his Mum, Ailsa, to discover more …

Virtually Open

Our Delivering for You blog has very much focused on Food & Drink and Essential Shopping. Via our Facebook posts, we have continued to share with you all the other businesses that are continuing to trade – shops open, behind closed doors and on an appointment only basis.   Inevitably, more than 6 weeks in and waiting for an update from the Government on Sunday, there has been more movement with more businesses making plans and adapting their business to cope with the social distancing guidelines.   We have pulled together this list of Cupar’s businesses beyond the food, drink and groceries sectors who we know are Open for Business

Data is King: our latest profile …

Brian Horisk was born in Northern Ireland and studied at University in Edinburgh. Apart from three years spent in New Zealand – intentions to travel interrupted by a job in Christchurch – he has been in Scotland ever since. Brian moved to Fife in 2006 – his home is near Kedlock Feus with his wife, daughter and “too many animals“. He runs Horisk Leslie Development and is also the current President of Fife Chamber of Commerce. We caught up with Brian – virtually – to discover more for our latest business profile …

Cupar Trooper – Michael Fyffe

Our Cupar Trooper campaign is generating some lovely comments. This week’s ‘trooper’ is Michael Fyffe. Actively involved in our community with a number of different projects, in the last three months, Michael has been supporting EU nationals around the North East Fife area to gain settlement status. We’re delighted to highlight Michael as a much-deserving Cupar Trooper and he’s told us a little more about his work that led to his nomination …

The role of digital

Despite the turmoil and disruption caused by the lockdown, there are silver linings. As Scotland and the UK’s only Digital Improvement District, we are delighted to see so many embracing digital communication as never before. For many businesses, it is essential to survive. For organisations, it is a whole new way of engaging with members and the wider community. This Blog is an update from Alison Murray, Chairman of the Fife Family History Society – based at the Cupar Library on Crossgate – explaining how they have turned to digital as never before …

Focus on Sharp IT Solutions

IT is very important to all businesses – large and small as well as in the home.   There’s nothing more frustrating when you’re working hard and your computer stops working … or your email goes down and you have no idea why!  Read our latest business profile on Cupar company Sharp I.T. Solutions – and how they could help you …

Covid-19 Community Support: updated 16th April 2020

The generosity of folk across Cupar – individuals, businesses and organisations – is incredible. So many people are stepping up with offers of help. This Blog lists some of the organisations you can contact to offer your help – whether in time as a volunteer, or financially to assist with fund raising support. We will keep this updated to add new information as and when we receive it …