Jim on track of prized trophy

Jim Robb with his medals. (Photo by Peter Adamson)
Jim Robb with his medals. (Photo by Peter Adamson)

A local is man is trying to trace the impressive - and valuable - cup he won several times at Cupar Highland Games in the 1950s and 60s.

Jim Robb, who lives in St Andrews, has been in contact with the secretary of the present Cupar Highland Games committee, but she can shed no light on the whereabouts of the Brownlie Memorial Silver Cup.

Difficulties have probably come about as the games folded in 1965 and were not revived until 1979.

Sprinter Jim, formerly of Cupar, won the trophy as the local champion in various races, including the 100 yards, 220 yards and 440 yards.

Worryingly, the games organisers lost one of Jim’s medals in 1960, but he has now secured it online through eBay. Speaking of the cup, Jim said this week: “I thought it may have been reallocated to a different event, or perhaps the last winner of the trophy kept it when the professional games ended.”

He has also contacted a local firm of solicitors, whom he believes were involved with the safekeeping of the trophies, but has not heard back.

Anyone who can help Jim should contact him on 07722485989 or email jsr4249@gmail.com