Cupar Corn Exchange
The Cupar Corn Exchange Company Ltd is recognised as being the oldest existing registered limited company in Scotland. Founded in 1860, its main aims included providing a hall for holding markets for the sale of grain and public meetings as well as carrying out the business of an investment trust company.
Its directors - four famers, two bankers, a writer and an ironmounger - were responsible for building the Corn Exchange, which opened in 1862 and is still the main meeting place in Cupar today.
The company sold the building to Cupar Town Council in 1961 - on condition that it continued to be used as a market and public meeting place.
Interestingly, it was sold for ?4,000 - its origional construction cost.
Profits from the sale went into the investment side of the company, which is now its sole business.
source: The Fife Herald, Friday June 8, 2007