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Chefs join Richard Lochhead to launch Eat in Season campaign

Chefs join Richard Lochhead to launch Eat in Season campaign

Some of Scotland’s top chefs are backing the Scottish Government’s seasonal eating campaign and have dished up recipes for an Eat in Season recipe finder.

Nick Nairn, Roy Brett, Albert Roux, Tom Kitchin, Graeme Pallister and Donald Munro are among those who have provided recipes for the recipe finder app which is part of the wider Eat in Season campaign.

Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead was joined at the Royal Highland Show by Nick, Roy, and Donald to demonstrate how tasty, quick and easy cooking with seasonal produce can be.

The campaign aims to increase awareness about what food is in season and persuade people to eat more seasonal produce.

The app is available online at www.greenerscotland.org/eating-greener/recipe-finder

Cat Cubie launches Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s One Day campaign

Cat Cubie launches Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s One Day campaign

Scottish stars, mums, aunties, sisters, daughters and husbands have come together to front One Day, a new campaign from Breakthrough Breast Cancer to help save lives of women in Scotland with breast cancer.

The campaign is calling on Scots across the country to choose their own One Day online at oneday.breakthrough.org.uk, and commit to fundraising for just one day of Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s lifesaving research.

The charity funds the only dedicated breast cancer research unit in Scotland. It costs £2,200 each day for Breakthrough to find new and better treatments for breast cancer here in Scotland.

Supporting the campaign is an emotive short film featuring real people touched by breast cancer including Scottish comedian Susan Calman and former Gladiator and fitness fanatic Ali Paton. All have chosen their special day, shared their story and revealed their One Day wish for the future of the disease to inspire people to pledge their support.

Brits take podium positions at Fort William Mountain Bike World Cup

Brits take podium positions at Fort William Mountain Bike World Cup

Five Brits took podium positions at the Fort William Mountain Bike World Cup, including World Downhill Champions, Danny Hart, Gee Atherton and Tracy Moseley.

The adrenaline packed weekend saw over 18,000 spectators take to the Nevis Range to watch the world’s best riders battle it out for podium position in the 4X and Downhill, resulting in a nail biting finale. This year the action carried on past the finish line as the Fort William Mountain Bike World Cup hosted its first ever festival, Downhill Downtown, featuring Scottish talent, Bwani Junction and The Little Kicks.

With on-site entertainment, sunshine and the Olympic Torch making an appearance, the three day showcase of mountain biking made for a memorable weekend in the Scottish Highlands.