Keeping it local …

There’s a great deal of chat about local services – #ShopLocal and #KeepItLocal are two hashtags that often trend on social channels when people are trying to encourage folk to spend more time and money in their communities. Earlier in the summer, (August 2019), The Herald shared a story on how the Federation of Small Business is calling for investment at a local level to help revitalise towns across Scotland. Two thirds of Scotland’s population live in 479 towns. We are helping to share local news, offers and events – seven days a week – and on our travels, we come across many organisations and community partners working hard to support the town. Cupar Library is no exception – and we discovered that they have a ‘Local Studies Department‘ so we went along to find out more. We spoke with Local Studies Supervisor, Andrea McMillan

Fundraising in the frame …

Our town’s museum and heritage centre has a fund-raising project – and they need everyone’s help. They are in the process of acquiring three Charles Lees’ paintings that were discovered by a local genealogist who loaned them to the heritage centre. The purchase was helped by the Cupar Common Good fund and the Fife Family History Society. The museum is now looking to raise funds to help to restore the paintings to their 19th century glory. We visited to find out more ?Ķ

Caring for Cupar’s Carers

There are increasing numbers of people affected by dementia – and our town is no exception. Thankfully, we have some extraordinary people in our community who dedicate their time through charitable work that helps those who find themselves at a loss when dementia starts to take hold. We met up with two of them – Bob & Anna Farmer – trustees involved in a charity that runs a drop-in centre for carers …

We Are Family – Cupar’s Unique Resource

Cupar is home to a unique resource – the Fife Family History Society – promoting Fife family and local Fife history … and offering to help like-minded folk by sharing resources, archives, publications and more. We dropped in to catch up with the society’s chair, Alison Murray, at their Archive Room within Cupar Library‘s Reference Room – their home for the last three years.

Classic Cupar’s Causerie – The Duncan Institute

In our continued support of Classic Cupar, we’re sharing updates to showcase images and materials that are forming part of the town’s unique archive. We are supporting all manner of community groups and programmes. If you’re involved in any and would like to get in touch, please do so. We’re here to help. This is the latest from Classic Cupar ?Ķ

Classic Cupar’s Causerie – Cupar Mills

In our continued support of Classic Cupar, we’re sharing Blog updates to showcase images and materials that are forming part of the town’s unique archive. Our project is supporting all manner of community groups and programmes. If you’re involved in any and would like to get in touch, please do so. We’re here to help. This is the latest from Classic Cupar …

Classic Cupar’s Causerie – Bell Baxter School

In support of Classic Cupar, we’re sharing regular Blog updates to showcase images and materials that are forming part of the unique archive. This is their latest ?Ķ

Mad for it! The story of Maisie & Mac.

Every day we discover a little more about what makes Cupar such a unique destination. In the latest of our business profiles, the owner of Maisie & Mac talks of the inspiration that led her to open what has become one of the town’s best loved shops …

A cut above …

Cupar is home to so many thriving businesses: folk are surprised to discover that we have 379 on our Blog listings. And we’re delighted to see new businesses starting up who have chosen to invest in the town and its future. One of the latest is Yasper, a new barbershop on Bonnygate. We caught up with the man behind the chair to discover more …

Classic Cupar’s Causerie – Crossgate House

In our support of Classic Cupar, we are sharing regular Blog updates to showcase images and materials that are forming part of the unique archive …