CUPAR will have a Highland Games day to be proud of thanks to the support of the local community.
Organisers of the event — which didn’t happen last year due to a lack of cash — have been busy fund-raising and a number of events are in the pipeline for the next few months.
Towards the end of last year the committee launched a very successful calendar featuring photos from Cupar and district with sales going towards this year’s event on Sunday, July 1.
Several local amateur photographers had their work featured and the committee is hopeful the exercise can be repeated this year.
Chairman Alan Hendry said: “We were very pleased with the response, and while organising the calendar was a bit of a learning curve, we are keen to do it again and make it even better.
“We would like local people to start taking snaps of the area now as we will be launching the competition in a few months’ time.
“The entries will then be judged and the best ones will go in the 2012 calendar.”
The games committee has also been delighted by the support shown by the YMCA country dance class which is holding its annual event in the Corn Exchange on Friday, March 16.
Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Highland Games fund.
Alan said: “This is a great boost to our fund-raising and we really appreciate the support of the group which involves clubs from all over the area.”
Also on the agenda is a ceilidh which is due to be held in the Corn Exchange on Friday, March 23, and will feature music from well-known band Clamjamfry.
“We haven’t done a lot of fund-raising as a committee before, but after last year we have realised we need to and it is great that a band as well-known as Clamjamfry will be there,” said Alan.
“Howe of Fife rugby club will be doing the catering and we hope to have a number of fund-raising events during the evening.
“If all of these events go well we are hoping to have enough money to cover the cost of this year’s event and any money made at the gate will be used for next year’s games.”
Tickets for the ceiilidh and more information on the Cupar calendar are available from games secretary Rosemary Middleton, tel. 07802 950303, or Alan, tel. 07920 203376 and from CKD Galbraith, Cupar.