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Deadline looms for Carrbridge's world porridge champs

By Gavin Musgrove

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Attention porridge aficionados - entries for the 2019 World Porridge Making Championships close this Monday.

The 2019 World Porridge Making Championships, organised by Carrbridge Community Council, take place at the village hall from October 11 - 12.

Friday’s ‘Silver Spurtle’ competition (October 11) is for young people aged eight to 16 and Saturday’s ‘Golden Spurtle’ is for adults.

There were joint winners for the first time ever last year: Calle Myrsell and Per Carlsson, both from Sweden.
There were joint winners for the first time ever last year: Calle Myrsell and Per Carlsson, both from Sweden.

Spaces are still available for both competitions which have attracted interest from as far afield as Germany, Ireland, Russia and Sweden, as well as from across the UK.

The World Porridge Making Championships are a celebration of oats and porridge making.

Contestants in both competitions vie to produce the best ‘traditional’ porridge made from oatmeal, water and salt only, and can also opt to enter the ‘speciality' competition which recognises the best dish using oatmeal as a key ingredient.

The winner of the adult traditional competition receives the Golden Spurtle, with the award of the Silver Spurtle going to the young person judged to produce the best traditional porridge.

Charlie Miller, from the organising committee at Carrbridge Community Council, said: “We’re delighted to have received interest from so many different countries, and from porridge lovers with different reasons for wanting to compete.

"We look forward to completing the line up over the next few days for what’s going to be another hotly-contested porridge making extravaganza!"

Details of how to enter are available at www.goldenspurtle.com

A press pack and image gallery are available at www.goldenspurtle.com

For further information please contact:

Louise Harley

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