Sunshine, food and drink – Elgin serves up the perfect recipe

It's in the pan for Masterchef Jamie Scott at Elgin on Saturday  (pic: Elgin BID)
It’s in the pan for Masterchef Jamie Scott at Elgin on Saturday (pic: Elgin BID)

FOOD OF EVERY description – but mostly with a local slant – was the dish of the day in Elgin on Saturday as thousands turned out for the annual Elgin Food and Drink Festival.

Organised by the Elgin Business Improvement District (BID) the festival has become a firm favourite with local residents and visitors alike.

It once again provided a showcase for the best Moray can offer, with over 100 individual exhibits and presentations from celebrity chefs including 2014 Masterchef winner Jamie Scott.

Also returning to the kitchen was Buckie man Norman Calder, who shot to fame last year as a contestant in the Great British Bake-Off – a delighted Mr Calder producing cakes at two demonstrations through the day with his end product quickly snapped up by spectators.

David Robertson, acting chairman at Elgin BID, said: “It was a tremendously busy day and there was a good vibe and a great family atmosphere.

“I would like to say thank you to everyone who was involved in putting the festival together this year – from those providing the stewarding through to the Elgin BID staff who drove it.

“The key is that there was a very real diversity on show featuring all that Moray and further afield has to offer.”

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