Judy Murray set to serve ‘local legends’

Tennis coach to kick off Scotland Food & Drink Fortnight from Cromlix Hotel

TENNIS coach Judy Murray is set to kick off this year’s Scotland Food & Drink Fortnight event with a ‘cook-along’ from Dunblane’s Cromlix Hotel this Sunday (September 6).

Judy will host the Instagram cookery demo from the kitchen of the hotel, which has been owned by her tennis ace son Andy since 2013.

The cook-along will showcase Scottish-sourced ingredients, kicking off the 11th annual Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight celebrations, which this year focuses on the ‘local legends’ who contribute to Scotland’s enviable larder. Many of this year’s Scotland Food & Drink fortnight events will take place online due to coronavirus restrictions, with Judy’s cookery demo the first in a series of interactive content which will feature chefs, restaurants, celebrities and social media influencers.

Judy said she is “thrilled” to get behind the Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight campaign.

“With the help of the amazing chefs at Cromlix, I’ll be making a deliciously decadent Cranachan for my Instagram cook-along on Sunday morning,” she said.

“I’ll also be keeping an eye out for recipe inspiration and new products to try throughout the fortnight.”

James Withers, chief executive of Scotland Food & Drink, said Scotland’s food and drink industry has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.

“That’s why it’s more important than ever that we, as consumers, support Scottish producers and buy Scottish products,” he said.

“Unlike the previous ten years of the fortnight, this year things have to be done a little bit differently to keep everyone safe. The range of online cook-alongs, events and other activity is a fantastic way for us all to connect with each other and incredible people and brands that drive the industry.”