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Taste of Nairn Returns for a Third Year

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A three-day food and drink festival is returning for a third time and is expanding its offering with the addition of a wellbeing hub and even more spin-off events.

Taste of Nairn will incorporate demonstrations, tastings, children’s activities and a number of individual events taking place in the seaside town between April 28 to 30.

The event will also give the public a chance to put their culinary skills to the test in the World Tattie Scone Championship and a Showstopper-style cake competition will also return, this time with a Royal theme.

Nairn Business Improvement District (Nairn BID), the organisers of the event, are also delighted to welcome back Ashers Bakery as title sponsor.

Lucy Harding, Nairn BID manager said:

“It is great to see Taste of Nairn returning.

“It’s really found its feet now and this year is shaping to offer more than ever before.

“Nairn BID is staging a two-day food and drink market in the Nairn Community & Arts Centre.

“This will feature producers from all over the region and will incorporate loads of demonstrations and tastings.

“However, in addition to the market, we are delighted to be welcoming Highland Yoga Collective, a social enterprise who will be running a well-being hub to compliment the markets.

“This will include lots of different workshops including cacao yoga and sound baths.”

Lucy added:

“The other great thing is that we are already hearing from businesses from across Nairnshire about what they are planning to ensure they join in with this great celebration of what Nairn has to offer.”

The World Tattie Scone Championship will take place on Saturday April 29 and is supported by the Oakwood Cookery School.

On Sunday, April 30, the Showstopper Cake Contest sponsored by Lifestyle Magazine will form the centre piece to the day.

“We are very lucky to have continued support from Oakwood Cookery School and Lifestyle Magazine who enable us to put on these two fun competitions,” added Lucy, “last year’s Tattie Scone Championship was such a giggle and the cakes that were entered were out of this world.

“This year, cakes entered will have a Royal theme in preparation for the King’s Coronation which takes place the weekend following Taste of Nairn.”

Ali Asher from Ashers Bakery, title sponsor of Taste of Nairn said he was delighted to be involved for a third time.  

‘‘Events like Taste of Nairn are hugely important for the town.

“They entice people into Nairn and once they are here and see how fantastic our great town is, they usually return.

“Taste of Nairn really puts the spotlight on what fantastic food and drink Nairn and the surrounding area offers.

“We are very fortunate in Nairnshire and the Highlands to have so many fantastic producers; this is the perfect platform to showcase what we all do.”

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