MCINTOSH’S TARTAN COMPETITION CROWNS LOCAL ABERDEENSHIRE SCHOOL GIRL, MEGAN HUMPHRIES, AS WINNER

As part of Scotland Week, which took place between 1st and 10th April, McIntosh Foods invited Scottish Primary School pupils to celebrate Tartan Day 2011 by designing their own unique tartans. The competition received a fantastic response with entries from Primary Schools all over Scotland and Ian Clarke, Sales Director for McIntosh, commented: “We were delighted with the enthusiasm for the competition and the high standard of entries, so selecting winners was no easy task. However, we felt that Megan Humphries (Primary 4) from Clatt Primary School, Aberdeenshire, proved to be exceptional with her original and well-crafted design”. Lucky school pupil, Megan, was awarded a hamper full of goodies from McIntosh to take home, and a cheque for £200 was also presented to the School by the Scottish food brand. The teacher leading the project at Clatt Primary School, Mrs Chalmers said “We are all very proud of Megan. All the pupils thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the competition, which also contributed towards Curriculum for Excellence across a number of subjects. Clatt is a very small, rural school and this award means a great deal, particularly since it is a Scotland-wide competition.” Ends Image: Primary 4 pupil, Megan Humphries, with her tartan design. Notes to Editors Background: McIntosh was founded in Dyce, Aberdeen and has become well-known for creating a range of wholesome, convenient, Scottish foods. For years its range has offered the home-made taste Scots have loved for generations whilst also satisfying the convenience cravings of today’s busy shopper. As part of Strathmore Foods, the McIntosh team is based in Forfar, Angus, where they work in accordance with Scottish recipes to perfect its wholesome range of ready meals, pies and mash. With accreditation from the British Retail Consortium (BRC), it maintains a tradition of producing quality foods that offer Scottish flavours which stand the test of time. As new influences such as Indian and Italian cuisine become popular, the McIntosh experts have now developed some mouth-watering new choices such as the Chicken Tikka Pie to add to the Scottish Mealtime Menu. For more information please contact Steph Jones at Denvir E: steph@denvirmarketing.com T: 01786 448160

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