November, 15th | Annual Members Meeting

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Cupar Heritage recently held its delayed Annual Members Meeting for 2020 on 15th November in the Age Concern Hall, Provost Wynd.  The meeting was well-attended.

Guthrie Hutton, gave his Chairman’s report on our activities, during the most challenging year, 2020.  He was pleased to report the successful way in which we survived the Pandemic and delighted that we have now returned to most of our activities, including re-opening our Museum at the Railway Station.

Ian Copland followed with his financial report.  Both Income and Expenditure had fallen for Cupar Heritage in 2020, as was to be expected, but Ian was pleased that Cupar Heritage remains in a good financial position.  We had also received a number of grants during the year to support our work. 

The Chairman expressed his thanks to the Trustees and office bearers and many volunteers for their work in a most difficult year.  He gave a particular thanks to Bruce Reid, a founding Trustee, who is retiring now after 10 years sterling work for Cupar Heritage.

The Annual Members meeting was then followed by two mini talks from members.  Isabel Copland gave an excellent talk on our vital work in the Museum, recording our donations, cataloguing and storing the many items and then showed some interesting recent acquisitions.  John Gilbert followed with a most interesting mini talk on some historical research which he has started on Royal Visits to Cupar.  John has already had some success, with King James V, who visited frequently, possibly to spend time with an illegitimate son, who was being brought up in Cupar. We look forward to a fuller talk in the future on John’s research.