We had a great day on Sunday 16th June at the 40th annual Cupar Highland Games. The Kingdom Firewood tent provided excellent shelter for many people during the heavy downpours of the Scottish summer though the rain did not dampen the mood of the day! New world records were even set for the 16lb and 22lb shot putt events!
Having gone to high school in Cupar it was lovely to see that one of our music teachers from Bell Baxter was chieftain for the day. Pat Mitchell is also a former Cupar citizen of the year and we think she did a great job as chieftain! As predicted the rain arrived just as the opening parade started but the Cupar and district pipe band marched on and everyone cheered them along. There were lots of events to watch throughout the day including Highland dancing, cycling, running and heavy weight events which always attract lots of attention! It’s fascinating watching the heavy weights in their kilts pick up the caber and somehow manage to toss it away! The Visit Scotland highland coo van had lots of admirers and puzzled every child that saw it as they couldn’t figure out how the driver could see!
The Kingdom Firewood stall provided shelter from the rain as well as information on our products and services. We had a couple of bags of our premium kiln dried hardwood logs on display and brought a few bags of our kiln dried kindling and natural firelighters to sell as well as a few packs of our Hot Blox briquettes. It was good to meet a few of our customers in person as well as chatting to locals from the Cupar area.
If you missed us at Cupar Highland Games we will be back at Cupar Farmers Market next month and we hope to see you then!