Service in Cupar to mark 100th anniversary of war

Lord Lieutenant of Fife Margaret Dean.
Lord Lieutenant of Fife Margaret Dean.

Cupar will remember its fallen from the First World War at a special ceremony this Sunday.

Organised by Cupar branch of the Royal British Legion (Scotland), the service will be held in the Haugh Park at 3pm.

As well as Legion members from Cupar and other branches, the town will be represented by a number of organisations and churches.

Canon Pat McInally of St Columba’s Church, the Rev Jan Steyn of St John’s Church, the Rev Tim Power of the Baptish Church and the Rev Anne Haselhurst of St James’s Church, will conduct proceedings.

The occasion will be marked by Fife Lord Lieutenant Margaret Dean planting a tree, while a list of the fallen will be placed on the standard during the drum head service.

Members of the local Air Training Corps will read out the names of those killed.

Last Sunday night, local Legion members held a candlelit dinner to mark the 100th anniversary of the declaration of war. Branch chairman Jim Anderson described it afterwards as a “very poignant” evening.