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Taste of Nairn food festival goes down a treat


By Imogen James


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Moray Mad Hatters.Picture: Gary Anthony
Moray Mad Hatters.Picture: Gary Anthony

Organised by Nairn Connects BID the event showcased almost 50 business at more than 18 different events over last weekend.

Tattie Scone champion Donna Cunningham with judge Vicky Farquhar. Picture: Gary Anthony
Tattie Scone champion Donna Cunningham with judge Vicky Farquhar. Picture: Gary Anthony

Members of the public had the chance to try river foraging, meet the brewer and enjoy boozy brunches among other activities in the festival's second outing.

Linda Thom and Debbie Strang of Shetland Reel Gin.Picture: Gary Anthony
Linda Thom and Debbie Strang of Shetland Reel Gin.Picture: Gary Anthony

A particular highlight of the weekend was the World Tattie Scone competition, which was won by Donna Cunningham.

Moray College student Donna Cunningham with Craig Wilson demonstrates creating gateau. Picture: Gary Anthony
Moray College student Donna Cunningham with Craig Wilson demonstrates creating gateau. Picture: Gary Anthony

She created a maple syrup and bacon tattie scone which impressed the judges.

On Sunday, a new event took place, the Showstopper Cake Contest, sponsored by Lifestyle Magazine where bakers were tasked with creating a Nairn-themed cake. Winning adult was Kristen Edward, while Molly Grant and Kayleigh Taylor topped the children’s category.

The Heilan Cow Coffee Company. Picture: Gary Anthony
The Heilan Cow Coffee Company. Picture: Gary Anthony

Nairn BID manager Lucy Harding said organisers were very pleased with how it went, adding: “It was busy and Taste of Nairn seems to have brought people out and about into the town.”

Judging the tattie scones is Nicola McAlley. Picture: Gary Anthony
Judging the tattie scones is Nicola McAlley. Picture: Gary Anthony

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