Charity gets set to unwrap an ice Christmas surprise

Youngsters having fun at last year's event
Youngsters having fun at last year's event

A Cupar charity is getting its skates on with its preparations to install an ice rink in the town for the third year running.

The rink will be the centrepiece of a two-day festive celebration in the Corn Exchange organised by Caring for Cupar, which raises money for local good causes through its outlet in Crossgate.

The event takes place on Saturday and Sunday, December 20-21, and includes a Christmas market as well as entertainment for the whole family.

The ice rink is open from 10am until 7.30pm on Saturday and from noon until 6pm on Sunday, and skates will be available to hire.

Entry to the Corn Exchange is free, so even non-skaters can enjoy browsing the Christmas market, listen to music and say hello to Santa, who’ll be dropping in on both days with lots of free presents.

The popular local ceilidh band Clamjamfray will be playing between 1pm and 4pm on Saturday and storyteller Senga Munro will be on hand to entertain younger visitors from 2.30pm.

Sunday will include live music from Tullis Russell’s Brass Band, more stories from Senga Munro and a visit from ‘Mr B’ the Clown, who’ll be there from 1pm to 5pm.

Throughout the weekend, there’ll be stalls selling a range of unusual gifts as well as teas, coffees, mulled wine and shortbread to help get visitors into a festive mood.

Cupar Scouts will be roasting chestnuts once again and refreshments will be available in the lower hall.