Cupar’s war dead will be honoured by the town’s youth organisations when a poignant ceremony is held ahead of the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day.
On Saturday November 3 at 10.15 am, 56 Scouts, Guides and Cadets will assemble at the car park outside Cupar Cemetery, off Ceres Road.
Accompanied by pipers from Cupar Pipe Band, they will then march into the cemetery and stand beside the 28 graves that are recognised by the War Graves Commission.
At each grave they will lay a cross and a poppy as a way of saying “thank you” to those who gave their lives during periods of conflict.
There will then be a short service followed by a two-minute silence.
Jim Anderson, chairman of the Royal British Legion Scotland (Cupar) Branch said: “This year Cupar Branch of Royal British Legion Scotland are holding several events to commemorate the 100th year since the ending of World War One.
“This event gives the young people of Cupar the opportunity to say “thank you” to the brave men and women who gave their lives in extremely difficult circumstances.
“It is very encouraging to note that these youth organisations were only too willing to give up their time and support RBLS at this important event.”
Donald Jenks, Group Scout Leader with the 10th Fife (1st Cupar) Scout Group, said Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorers would be represented during the ceremony, along with representatives from other youth organisations.
The 10th Fife (1st Cupar) Scout Group started marking 100 years since the end of World War One by sowing poppies for the Ribbon of Poppies appeal after the Remembrance Day Service last year.
Meanwhile, a church service will be held in Cupar on the evening of Saturday November 10 to commemorate the millions who died during the First World War.
Captain Joe Preece of C (FFY/SH) Sqn, Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry, is organising a commemoration service at Cupar Old Parish Church at 6.30 pm on Saturday November 10 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.
While all victims of the conflict will be commemorated, the service is specifically looking to commemorate every one of the 190 men and women from the Cupar area who fell.
The idea is that at the point in the programme “The Fallen” it is proposed to project either the names or the faces of the individuals onto the church screen.
At the same time a candle will be extinguished to signify the end of life.
The event will include the participation of the Buckhaven and Methil Miners Band, pipers from the Leuchars-based Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, members of C (Fife and Forfar Yeomanry/Scottish Horse) Squadron, the Royal British Legion Scotland Cupar branch and members of Cupar Pipe Band.