Royal Highland Show 24th - 27th June 2010

Royal Highland Show

24th - 27th June 2010

       My biggest fan

     Seonaid MacLeod

        serving at the

     Loch Fyne Oyster 

      stall at Ingliston

At the Loch Fyne Oyster Stall I bumped into Seonaid, doing a great impression of sweet Molly Malone. She often serves at one of my favourite Edinburgh coffee shops ‘The New Town Deli’, previously the Globe. She claims to be one of my biggest fans and I hope to pop in for a coffee soon.

It was indeed a record breaking event this year not only did the show attract a top attendance of over a hundred and eight thousand, 57,000 of which flocked to Ingliston on the Saturday - as I made my radio debut live on BBC Scotland’s  Janice Forsyth Show. Did they all come to see and hear me? It was great fun in spite of my feeble attempt at the pun-packed radio quiz. (How many stomachs does a cow have? Four apparently ..... now thats what I call a lot of tripe!)

Despite losing the quiz I really enjoyed the experience.

I was delighted with the Well Hung & Tender donated oxtail, which I casseroled in my slow cooker. It went down a treat with the hungry audience. (Especially with Margaret from Anniesland, Glasgow who was kind enough to come up for a chat afterwards.)

Speaking of Mr Snax followers I bumped into my old pal Dougie Vipond who informed me that he'd posted my whereabouts on 'Twitter’. What a rare tweet!

One humorous incident happened as I was leaving the show-ground. It was apparent to me and my colleagues Frank and Jim that a stall was on fire. On closer inspection it turned out to be the Arbroath ‘smokie’ exhibit, slightly out of control. There’s no smoke without fire. There’s also no show without punch and the 170th Royal Highland Show packed in plenty!

Needless to say there was plenty to taste not only in the food hall but all around the showground.

My favourites were ‘Simple Simon’s’ game pie served with onion chutney:

© Ian Cowie 2014