Tattie Scone competition

Donnie Munro, the Chieftain in 2016, has a taster at the Tattie Scone Competition with Elaine Sutherland, of the Oakwood Cookery School. Picture - Phil Downie

Donnie Munro, the Chieftain in 2016, has a taster at the Tattie Scone Competition with Elaine Sutherland, of the Oakwood Cookery School.
Picture – Phil Downie

Can you become a Champion at Piping at Forres? The day is not just about piping,  it also includes the World Tattie Scone Championships, where as budding chefs, and others, vie to make the tastiest Tattie Scone.

The  World Tattie Scone Championships simply require you to make a tattie scone using a set recipe with mashed potatoes and flour plus your own ‘magic’ ingredient with the tastiest and most imaginative scone winning a trophy donated by the host, the Oakwood Cookery School, Elgin.

The recipe and principal ingredients are provided by sponsors Albert Bartlett and Carr’s flour but contestants are invited to bring their own ‘special ingredient’ – no alcohol though!

Places are limited and therefore all completed entry forms will be entered into a draw for a place. Those successful in gaining a place will be informed by email the week before the event.

The application form for entry is available below. Entries must be submitted by 28 June, and early application is encouraged.

Please note that all those who are awarded a place in the Tattie Scone Championships will need to buy a ticket to Piping At Forres in order to enter Grant Park but there is no fee to enter the Tattie Scone Championships and children from age 13 upwards are welcome to enter the competition.

The 2017 World Tattie Scone Championship was won by Christine De Agostini, with  Marie Middleton in second place.

In 2016 the World Tattie Scone Championship was won by Nichola Smith from Elgin with her Heart of Courage scone with fruits of Moray as her special ingredient.  Winner of the David Urquhart trophy for the best original scone was Adrienne Milne (13) of Elgin Academy with cheese and chilli.

The World Tattie Scone Champion 2015 was  Sam May of RAF Catering Corps, Lossiemouth.

The winner in 2014 was Mary Greer who worked in McKenzie and Cruickshank’s café in Forres with her first ever Tattie scone entitled Rabbie with haggis and neeps as her secret ingredient.

In 2013, retired Forres businessman, Lee Bell won with ‘Babe in the Park’ using pancetta.

It is never too early to start practising so now is the time to apply for a place in the Championships and start working out what your magic ingredient might be!

Apply now