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Cupar Burgh Records – From a Volunteer’s Perspective

Paula, who is volunteering to help with the Archives Revealed project on Cupar’s history tells us about her experiences. I have lived in and around Cupar for nearly 35 years (although I am currently based in Perth) and I have been heavily involved with Cupar Heritage for a number of years. This interest in local…

7 October 2019Archives Volunteers / Placements

Archives Revealed: Ancestry Workshop

As part of the Archives Revealed project “Hidden Burgh: restoring Cupar’s place at the heart of Fife”, we are holding a workshop on researching ancestry in Cupar. It is taking place in the meeting room at Cupar Library, 33-35 Crossgate, Cupar, KY15 5AS on Friday 23 August between 10:30 and 12:30. Anyone who is interested…

9 August 2019Activities Events Manuscript Collection Projects

Defining the boundaries: protection through housing and minimizing handling

Within the Burgh of Cupar charters collection (B13) is a document dated 5 April 1487 recording the marking of the boundaries of land belonging to the Burgh of Cupar and that of George Claphaine of Kerslogy [Carslogie]. The boundaries were perambulated or walked along in the presence of witnesses and recorded in the deed, so…

28 May 2019Archives conservation