Cupar Youth Cafe celebrates 11 years

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Cupar’s new-look Youth Cafe has been officially reopened by the leader of Fife Council, Councillor Alex Rowley.

It is 11 years since the cafe, at the rear of Corn Exchange, was opened by the then Scottish First Minister, Henry McLeish.

The reopening of the refurbished building was attended by present and past partners from the public and voluntary sector, colleagues, friends and other interested parties who all took part in the celebrations.

Capital investment for the building was provided by the council, who have also supported the Youth Cafe over the years.

Visitors and guests had a chance to tour the cafe and see the facilities, which include a new IT suite and new kitchen and cafe space.

The extended cafe features a new social space, where young people can socialise.

Upstairs, visitors saw the enlarged and modernised music space, which is proving a great resource.

A programme of the events for young people has been held since the opening, with taster workshops covering such favourite activities as foods from around the world, interactive games, life skills and band performances.

On Tuesday night there was a popular song-writing workshop held in partnership with Music in Scotland and led by Kim Edgar and Findlay Napier.

As a lead up to the Cupar Christmas lights switch-on, the cafe will be holding an elementary food hygiene certificate course, which will also promote eating healthy snacks.

The cafe will then man a stall at the lights switch-on.

From next week, the cafe will be offering an after-school facility on Tuesday and Thursdays between 3.45pm and 4.45pm.

On the same days between 7pm and 9pm there will be some exciting new activities in the cafe.