Cupar Royal Burgh

Royal Burgh of Cupar

Latin Motto


Cupar is dated as a Royal Burgh of 1327 and thus of King Robert I. It appears, however, that it may have been a Royal Burgh a considerable time before that as it seems to have been a place of some importance by the time of King Alexander III, whose wife Queen Margaret died there in 1275.

The arms are based on a post Reformation seal used by the Burgh. The three myrtle wreaths commemorate the bloodless victory of the Protestant Lords of the Congregation over Queen Mary of Guise at Cupar Moor in 1599.

The Latin Motto “Unity” may refer to the Holy Trinity.

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