Consultation on Inner Court

In February, we shared news on the emerging plans for the gap site on Bonnygate – Inner Court – behind the hoardings covering the empty space where a building once stood. This blog announces the public consultation that is being launched …

CuparNow KnowHow – Norry Custom Designs

In our latest profile featuring a business in Cupar, we caught up with Fiona Norry. As with so many small businesses, Fiona set up her own company as a family and lifestyle choice …

Something Old … something new …

Cupar has a number of places of worship ?Ķ and the oldest of them all is Cupar Old Parish Church! The church was established on its present site in 1415, some 300 years after Cupar’s first stone church was built, to the north-west of the town. We caught up with them to discover more about the church and the huge amount of community activity it supports ?Ķ

A gem of an idea ?Ķ

When Alison Frew needed down time from work, she started a hobby – making jewellery. Over more than a decade, that hobby snowballed. As Alison explains: ‘I was designing and making my own jewellery, traveling to more and more craft fairs.

A wholly new development

Anyone arriving into Cupar along West Port will have noticed the works being undertaken on the old St Michael’s Church on the corner of North Union Street. The church was built in 1837 as a ‘chapel of ease’ – to support the then growing congregation of Cupar Old Parish Church. Today, a new lease of life for the historic site is taking shape …

No room at the Inn?

There’s nowhere to stay in Cupar … at least, that’s what many folk tell us. But we know there are guest houses, self-catering apartments and B&Bs with more than 100 beds available, all within an easy walk of the centre – and some are smack, bang right in the middle of town. We took a walk to discover a few and to highlight what’s on offer.

So when you next hear anyone say “there’s nowhere to stay” you can point them in the right direction …

Hard to swallow?

What’s your perception of a Food Bank? Our guess is that unless you’ve been to one, you may well be wide of the mark. We took time to visit Cupar’s Food Bank and to discuss their work with the project’s manager, Joe Preece. An ex Army man, Joe’s passion for helping people and understanding complex logistics shines through. He and his team of remarkable volunteers are running the food bank with military precision … and the coming months with the countdown to Christmas brings a sharper focus to their work …

Focused on Cupar

In our work developing CuparNow, we have identified more than 380 businesses and organisations in the town – making and selling all manner of products and services to folk who live close to home and far afield. At our last Open Meeting, Fiona Adamson – a Partner in PLM Optometrists – came along to discover more about our project. And so to demonstrate how we can help, we turned the tables to focus on Fiona and her company. Here’s the latest in our wee profiles featuring Cupar’s businesses …

Escape with Eden …

On our travels around the town, we’re always pleased to meet the people behind the company names and fascias. The town has an increasing number of independent businesses who are nailing their colours to Cupar’s mast and we’re delighted CuparNow is enabling us to showcase them as never before. In our latest profile, we met with Gail Brunton and her business partner, Andrew Fotheringham, the duo behind Eden Escapes

Driving success in Cupar …

CuparNow is all about showcasing businesses in the town – and we’re delighted to be able to profile some on these pages. When you head south along Crossgate and, before heading into Millgate, take a left onto South Bridge, you can’t help but notice the garage opposite. Aptly named Southbridge Garage, this small, family-run business is a great example of the independents that make up much of our town’s traders. We visited and met with Andrew Thomson to discover more …