Scottish Bakers has held an anniversary ball at the Sheraton Grand Hotel, Edinburgh to celebrate 125 years in the baking industry.
350 people attended the anniversary ball at the weekend, and tributes on the night were led by president Craig McPhie who said: “The association is going from strength to strength and tonight is our opportunity to celebrate our success and indeed our fantastic trade.”
Over the 125-year period, Scottish Bakers has been an integral part of its members’ businesses, providing specialist support services for bakeries of all sizes.
To mark the occasion, baker and judge of the Scottish Baker of the Year Competition Robert Ross spent over 400 hours baking and decorating a six-sided, intricate lace panelled cake.
Ross, who has worked in the industry for more than 50 years, said: “The association means everything to me, so to create the cake was a huge honour and worth every minute of my time.”
Scottish Bakers were also gifted their own tartan on the night by Carr’s Flour Mill - reflecting the colours of the Scottish Bakers logo, the design is now included on the Scottish Register of Tartans.
Allan Burns of Carr’s Flour Mills said: “It’s an incredible achievement to reach 125 years and something we should all be proud of.”