Riding high in Cupar …

What’s an ostler? We don’t mind admitting we had to look it up. In days gone by, when arriving at an inn, the ostler would have been the person to take care of your horse or mule during your stay. We know Ostlers Close Restaurant in Cupar – just off Bonnygate – and have been lucky enough to dine there. In the sculleries of the old Temperance Hotel, it is Number 1 (out of 43) restaurants on TripAdvisor in Cupar. We took time out to catch up with the owners to discover more …

Trading Places: Part 3

In our discovery of the town – using shoe-leather to walk and introduce the CuparNow project – we’ve taken time to explore the trading estates on the town’s outskirts. This Blog is the third in our trilogy, visiting those who have made their trading home on Cupar’s Eden Valley Business Park

Trading Places: Part 2

We shared a Blog on Prestonhall Industrial Estate recently and promsied to follow up with more of the town’s out-of-town offering. We took a walk around Cupar’s Trading Estate to discover the many businesses who have made it their home. Here’s what we found …

Trading Places: Part 1

When we started the CuparNow project, we identified 379 businesses in Cupar. That number surprised most. It is only when you start to explore and walk the town – the centre as well as the areas on the outskirts – that you realise the breadth and depth of Cupar’s business offering. In the first of three features, we take a walk around Prestonhall Industrial Estate (that’s the one furthest out as you head east) to discover some exceptional businesses … from international players to family run, from home-grown, nuts ‘n’ bolts business that help us all live our lives – to cutting edge technology …

Press for quality!

Just off Cupar’s Crossgate – in the George Inn Wynd – is a gem of an eatery, housed in the former Johnson Press building, right in the heart of town. We took time out to catch up with Grant Hughes, who with his brother Paul, runs The Press Café and Bistro.

Centuries of Support

The year is 1658. It is a full 101 years before the birth of Robbie Burns. A group of men in Cupar has gathered. Like-minded, they’re keen to help their townsfolk – to support Cupar through charitable works. Roll the clock forward, Burns himself would join this band o’ brothers – united in a belief of helping others. The organisation? The Freemasons – and Cupar has one of Scotland’s oldest lodges.

They’ve been around for more than 360 years in the town and have been in their current building since 1811! We caught up with ‘Number 19’ to discover more …