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Online Talk on Old Scots in Cupar & District

Date(s): Tue 18 May 21
Location: Online Event


6pm Tuesday 18 May

One of the themes for events and activities in the area this year and next is "Old Scots Language in Cupar & District". Actual activities are planned for September.  The theme is based on our sixteenth century history, when Cupar had its Priory (where St Catherine Street now runs), and the Royal Court were visitors when in residence in Falkland.  

 

Cupar's most famous men of that era were the two Lyndsays - one the poet and playwright, Sir David of The Mount, author of Ane Satyre of the Thrie Estaitis, which had its first performance on Cupar's Castle Hill on 7th June 1552, (he was also Lord Lyon to King James V), and the other his cousin, Robert of Pitscottie, author of the first history of Scotland in Old Scots rather than Latin, The Historie and Chronicles of Scotland, 1436–1565.

 

We have received support and encouragement for pursuing these ideas from many individuals and organisations, including the University of St Andrews, the Scots Language Resource Network, the National Library of Scotland, and Scottish Opera. 

 

I think you all knew also of the plan to have online talks.  Further details will follow, but meantime please note the above date for the first talk, by Professor Rhiannon Purdie of St Andrews University - the topic is "Sir David Lyndsay and the Squire at Struthers: Local Jokes for Local People?"

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