Anthony Schrag

Pigheaded Cupar Justice

In the weeks prior to the festival, Anthony Schrag ran a number of workshops in the town with the local Scout group, schoolchildren and youth groups. Discussions also took place with people involved in preserving Cupar’s heritage, the police, and those working in the legal sector. Talks and activities all centred around one key issue: After centuries as a judicial town, what did it mean for Cupar to be losing its Sherriff Court next year?

Anthony’s time in Cupar culminated in an event, ‘Pigheaded Cupar Justice’ (the title taken from an old Scots saying referencing Cupar pigheadedness), which involved a presentation at the festival hub, followed by an exhilerating hide and seek event around the town’s streets. Anthony was finally captured by a group of local children, who, after throwing him in the river for good measure, took part in a discussion about justice and fairness.

Photo © Stuart Armitt

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