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The Royal Burgh of Cupar is a burgh in Fife, Scotland, and is Fife's former county town, although in 1975 the administration of the newly-created Fife Regional Council was moved to Glenrothes. Between 1975 and 1993 Cupar was home to the now-abolished North East Fife District Council. The County Buildings in St Catherine Street are still used by the modern Fife Council. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1802x2589, 189 KB) Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1802x2589, 189 KB) Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into British and Irish Isles. ... A Royal Burgh is a type of Scottish burgh (town or city), used today for ceremonial purposes only. ... A sign in Linlithgow, Scotland. ... Fife (Fìobh in Gaelic) is a council area of Scotland, situated between the Firth of Tay and the Firth of Forth, with landward boundaries to Perth and Kinross and Clackmannanshire. ... Motto: Nemo me impune lacessit (English: No one provokes me with impunity) Scotlands location within Europe Scotlands location within the United Kingdom Languages English, Gaelic, Scots Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow First Minister Jack McConnell Area - Total - % water Ranked 2nd UK 78,782 km² 1. ... A county town is the capital of a county in Ireland or the United Kingdom. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Glenrothes is one of the Scottish new towns, created in the post-war era circa 1948, from an amalgamation of small farming communities. ... 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar and marked the Beginning of the International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination (1993-2003). ... North East Fife is a constituency represented in the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. ... Fife (Fìobh in Gaelic) is a council area of Scotland, situated between the Firth of Tay and the Firth of Forth, with landward boundaries to Perth and Kinross and Clackmannanshire. ...


Cupar was established as a royal burgh in 1363 by David II of Scotland and was the location of the 11th and 12th century castles of the Macduffs, thanes of Fife, featured in William Shakespeare's play Macbeth. It was the site of the first Scottish Parliament, organised by Alexander III in 1276. A Royal Burgh is a type of Scottish burgh (town or city), used today for ceremonial purposes only. ... Centuries: 13th century - 14th century - 15th century Decades: 1310s 1320s 1330s 1340s 1350s - 1360s - 1370s 1380s 1390s 1400s 1410s Years: 1358 1359 1360 1361 1362 - 1363 - 1364 1365 1366 1367 1368 See also: 1363 state leaders Events Magnus II, King of Sweden, is deposed by Albert of Mecklenburg. ... David II (March 5, 1324 – February 22, 1371) king of Scotland, son of King Robert the Bruce by his second wife, Elizabeth de Burgh (d. ... Macduff is a fictional character in Shakespeares play Macbeth. ... Talao Pali Lake For the Anglo-Saxon royal retainer, see Thane/Thegn. ... Fife (Fìobh in Gaelic) is a council area of Scotland, situated between the Firth of Tay and the Firth of Forth, with landward boundaries to Perth and Kinross and Clackmannanshire. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Scene from Macbeth, depicting the witches conjuring of an apparition in Act IV, Scene I. Painting by William Rimmer This article is on the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare. ... For the national legislative body up to 1707, see Parliament of Scotland. ... Alexander III (September 4, 1241 – March 19, 1286), King of Scots, also known as Alexander the Glorious, ranks as one of Scotlands greatest kings. ... For broader historical context, see 1270s and 13th century. ...


Notable buildings in the town include the Parish Church of Cupar Old & St Michael of Tarvit, St John's Church and the Fife County Buildings. Nearby are the Hill of Tarvit mansion house and the Scotstarvit Tower.


Cupar is home to a total of four schools, comprising of one high school: Bell Baxter High School and three primary schools: Castlehill Primary School, Cupar Education Centre and St. Columba's RC Primary School.


Elmwood College, focusing on Land Based Studies and Golf is located in Cupar. The college includes a farm and golf course. Cupar has an unusual 9 hole golf course on the side of a hill to the South of the town. Stratheden, a large psychiatric hospital is located on the outskirts of the town. Cupar is on the main East coast railway line.


A town in Saskatchewan is named after Cupar. Cupar is a town 75 kilometres northeast of Regina. ...


External links

  • Cupar on FifeDirect
  • Gazetteer for Scotland entry for Cupar
  • Cupar Community Council
  • Cupar Old Parish Church

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