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Cupar Development Trust

Annual Lecture 2018

Date & Time: Tuesday, 4th December 2018, at 7.00 pm

Venue: An Talla Hall, Fife Voluntary Action,
Volunteer House, 69 Crossgate, Cupar KY15 5AS

Speaker: Dr Mike Spearman, CMC Associates

“Managing Our Heritage Creatively:
Digital Cupar: Community; Identity; Economy”

“Computers lie at the heart of our communications. In 20 years our culture has become dominated by them. Smart phones and tablets are revolutionizing how we access use and exchange information. We are becoming ‘digitalised’ and this has significant implications for how communities can engage with and use their heritage.”

Dr Mike Spearman is the founding director of CMC Associates. An archaeologist and curator by trade; he has vast experience in innovative uses of information technology to improve visitor experiences in the museum and heritage sector. Mike was the founding CEO of the £15m lottery project, SCRAN (Scottish Cultural Resource Access Network), and also established ‘The Multimedia Team’ for the National Museums Scotland.

Theme of Talk: Dr Mike Spearman and his consultant team, in the Cupar Town Interpretive Plan which they had prepared in 2017, identified the importance of digitalisation for how the Cupar community can engage with its history and can mobilise its heritage to empower the town economically and socially going forward.

In his talk Mike will review how digital tools are now used in heritage management and will identify the social and economic opportunities open to towns which, in the widest sense, go digital.

He will describe how volunteers will be using digital tools to gather together and then share heritage resources for Digital Cupar; how Cupar Heritage will be coordinating content and research; while Cupar Development Trust are helping to build volunteer capacity within the town.

Notice of the Annual General Meeting

of Cupar Development Trust Limited

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Cupar Development Trust Limited with company registration number SC522831 and whose registered address is 59 Bonnygate, Cupar KY15 4BY will be held at


An Talla Hall, Fife Voluntary Action, Volunteer House,

69 Crossgate, Cupar KY15 5AS

on the 4th December, 2018 at 8.00 pm.


The business the annual general meeting includes:

(a)      a report by the chair on the activities of the company

(b)     consideration of the annual accounts of the company

(c)      the election/re-election of directors

The AGM will be preceded by the Annual Lecture 2018 commencing 7.00 pm.

Registration will commence at 6.30 pm.


Members are permitted to nominate another individual to vote on their behalf. Members may elect any member to be a director of the Trust.  Members wishing to use a proxy or wishing to serve as a director of the Trust are requested to make contact with the Chairman before the 2nd December for further information.


Robert David Kirk, Chairman

Contact: cupardevtrust@gmail.com

 Cupar Development Trust is a Company Limited by Guarantee (SC522831) 
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