Get your skates on for Cupar’s festive ice rink

Cupar Ice Rink / market
Cupar Ice Rink / market

Organisers of Cupar’s Christmas market and ice rink are getting their skates on once again to plan a festive family weekend.

The charity Caring for Cupar, based in the town’s Crossgate, is putting the final touches to the popular event, which takes place in the Corn Exchange the weekend before Christmas, December 19-20.

The fun begins at 10am on Saturday with a Christmas market full of stalls offering some great ideas for affordable last-minute gifts.

The popular ceilidh band Clamjamfry will be performing on Saturday afternoon and Santa will call in at 3pm to distribute free presents to local children.

The ice rink will be open all day on both days and will remain open on Saturday only until 7.30pm.

Sunday’s events, which begin at noon, include entertainment from the Lomond Ceilidh Band and Mr B the Clown, and, once again, Santa will be making an appearance with a sackful of free gifts.

This is the third year that Caring for Cupar has organised the event, which was originally planned for the Cart Haugh but moved indoors owing to bad weather.

It proved to be so popular in the Corn Exchange that it has been held there ever since.