15th June 2017

Weather Presenters Set to “Cook Up a Storm” at Royal Highland Show

The temperature is set to be sizzlingly hot in Quality Meat Scotland’s Scotch Kitchen Cookery Theatre at the Royal Highland Show when two of the country’s top weather forecasters go head-to-head in a charity cook-off.   The action, which is set to take place at the stand on Saturday 24th June at 12.45pm, will see BBC’s Judith Ralston take on STV’s Sean Batty in what promises to be a lively spectacle at the show.   The cook-off will see the pair presented with cuts of Scotch Beef PGI and Scotch Lamb PGI, along with the bag of mystery ingredients, and challenged to create a tasty, summer dish in just half an hour.   Presenter Bryan Burnett will provide the commentary on the action as the pair get to grips with their dishes in the challenging environment of the show kitchen watched by the Scotch Kitchen audience.   To add to the challenge of the live cook-off the pair will be taking questions from the audience on their experiences as weather presenters.    “We’re looking forward to welcoming Judith and Sean onto the stand for the cook-off which promises to be great fun. I’m sure there will also be some good questions from the audience, particularly from anyone involved in farming, given how dependent we are on the weather,” said Jim McLaren, QMS Chairman.   As part of its PR activities behind Scotch Beef and Scotch Lamb, QMS has been working on projects with charities which the two presenters have been supporting with fund-raising activities.   Judith Ralston has been working with QMS to promote “The Big Scotch Beef Sizzle”, an initiative devised by Scotland’s Hospices Together to drive a burst of BBQ activity in Scotland during June to raise funds for hospices around the country.   The cook-off will also help to raise awareness of the QMS 2017 show t-shirts which will be available in bright colours displaying the Scotch Beef, Scotch Lamb and Specially Selected Pork brands.    This year the t-shirts will be on offer for a £2 donation to the STV Children’s Appeal, which helps children in every part of Scotland.   Last year ITV presenter Lorraine Kelly visited an Angus sheep farm and a Dundee butchers as part of the Scotch Lamb activity in support of the Kiltwalk, to raise funds for the STV Children’s Appeal.    Sean Batty joined butchers, farmers and QMS staff, including Eunice the Scotch Lamb mascot, during the walk and again during the Live Show in September.  

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