Moray’s annual Tattie Scone championships are launched

Elaine Sutherland from the Oakwood Cookery School

One of the most popular features of Piping at Forres is set to see competitors vie again not for piping glory but for pride of place in the Tattie Scone stakes!

Moray will again host the European Pipe Band Championships this summer – and joining the world’s best musicians will be would-be cooks from around the region.

The race to find the creator who is best at the art of finding the most unusual flavours for the Scottish traditional Tattie Scone was launched on Thursday at the Oakwood Cookery School in Elgin.

Helping launch the contest this year was Elaine Sutherland, who said: “Everything will have been prepared – all your mash and things like that will be made for you, all competitors need to take with them is their ‘magical ingredient’.

“That can be anything – we have had everything from raspberry to bacon and chives, the choice is entirely up to the entrants. Ninety percent of the people who enter have never made a Tattie Scone before – but it always becomes very competitive by the end of the day.”

Anyone from the age of 13 is eligible to enter the competition this year and the only banned ingredient for their Tattie Scones will be alcohol. Entry forms for the competition can be found on the Piping at Forres website.

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