Taste of Grampian

Taste of Grampian – a true showcase of local talent

Taste of Grampian 2016 was a first for NorthLink Ferries, both as a sponsor and an exhibitor.

Taste of Grampian

Taste of Grampian is a one day event held at Thainstone Centre, Inverurie. With the weather offering up beautiful sunshine, it was set to be a busy day for all involved.

Taste of Grampian

NorthLink Ferries had a stall situated within the exhibitor centre. Along with that stall came a team of staff ready to take on the crowds. They also came armed with lots of NorthLink goodies.

Taste of Grampian

Taste of Grampian

Taste of Grampian

NorthLink gave away all of these goodies for free and had something more up their sleeves! A competition to win one of two free trips to Orkney or Shetland with a vehicle included, a cabin, dinner, breakfast and Magnus’ lounge passes! All that was needed from the entrants was their name, email address and phone number.

Taste of Grampian

It was obvious why the NorthLink stall was popular once everyone realised this incredible prize was on offer. Many were surprised that the draw was completely free of charge to enter! The prizes were won by Mrs Isabel Watt from Kilmarnock and Michael Mitchell from Inverurie.

Taste of Grampian

Taste of Grampian

If that wasn’t enough, NorthLink Ferries also teamed up with their friends at the Argo’s bakery and the Island Smokery to offer a range of samples to taste! The Orkney Fudge and mouth-watering smoked Orkney Cheese was flying off the table.

Taste of Grampian

Taste of Grampian

Taste of Grampian was a true showcase of local talent and it was great to see so many people out to support such an event. Some celebrity chefs such as Tony Singh and Cyrus Todiwala (The Incredible Spice Men), Kevin Love and Lady Claire Macdonald were more than happy to visit the NorthLink stand.

Taste of Grampian

Pictured left to right: John Gregor, Executive Director, Aberdeen and Northern Marts, / Tony Singh, The Incredible Spice Men / Peter Hutchinson, Customer Service Director, NorthLink Ferries.

Taste of Grampian

Pictured left to right: Peter Hutchinson, Customer Service Director, NorthLink Ferries / Kevin Love / Fiona Anderson, Service Manager, Aberdeen Terminal, NorthLink Ferries.

Taste of Grampian

Pictured left to right: Graeme Clarke, Purser Hrossey, NorthLink Ferries / Cyrus Todiwala, The Incredible Spice Men / Fiona Anderson, Service Manager, Aberdeen Terminal, NorthLink Ferries / Peter Hutchinson, Customer Service Director, NorthLink Ferries.

Taste of Grampian

Pictured left to right: Graeme Clarke, Purser Hrossey, NorthLink Ferries / Lady Claire Macdonald / Fiona Anderson, Service Manager, Aberdeen Terminal, NorthLink Ferries.

There really was something for everyone at Taste of Grampian and it was an all-round fantastic day for sponsors, exhibitors and visitors alike. A special thanks must go to all the staff at the Thainstone Centre for running everything so smoothly.

Shona LawranceBy Shona Lawrance
A young quine with an energetic sense of adventure but dire sense of direction! Born and bred in the North East of Scotland with a long loving appreciation of the Scottish islands.

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