Residents of the Cupar area are being encouraged to support local businesses with the publication of a free booklet, which also features various attractions in the town.
Funded by the Association of Businesses in Cupar and District (ABCD), with support from Fife Council’s town centre development unit, 10,000 copies of the 12 page, A5 guide are being send out in the KY15 postcode area.
The publication has been produced to tie in with the completion of the various road improvements in the centre of the town.
ABCD say the booklet will help residents and visitors find out more about what the town has to offer, pointing out that the award-winning bloom group brings the streets alive with striking and beautiful floral displays.
Viv Collie, who chairs ABCD, this week described the changes in the town centre as “really positive” removing long-running congestion problems.
“Cupar is a beautiful small market town with a great deal to offer to visitors and locals.”
Hilary Green, of the Print and Stationery Office in Cupar who compiled the publication on behalf of ABCD, said it would be distributed from Dairsie to Ladybank.
Every accessible business had been given an opportunity to have its details included in the booklet, which lists its services under specific categories.
Hilary said: “It’s appropriate that it is coming out now when we - and other businesses I have spoken to - have reported a sharp increase in trade following the completion of the town centre road improvements.
“At the Print and Stationery Office we have seen a massive upturn in business.
“It began progressively from May - really when the roads began to reopen.
“Everyone in Cupar is benefiting from the improvements, with customers saying it is much easier to get into the town to park.”
Cupar MotorCycles director and ABCD committee member Paul Weinberger said the creation of the roundabouts at the end of St Catherine Street and at Burnside / East Bridge had particularly helped.
“We are very glad to see the improvements which have resulted in the free-flow of traffic through the town.
“We are having a much better year, helped by an improvement in the economy in general.”
ABCD, established just over 10 years ago, is open to businesses in Cupar and surrounding area, with meetings attended by local Fife councillors.
The town had been without a business group for several years previously.