Luss, a Loch Lomond village more accustomed to tossing cabers than crepes, is set to host its own Pancake Race and Bake Off next week – presided over by the Chieftain, not of the ‘great pudding race’ but of of one of Scotland’s most ancient clans.
Historic Luss is set to be transformed on Shrove Tuesday, 17th February, with its signature Pier Road welcoming tossers of the culinary kind from near and far.
Representatives from local hotels and restaurants are set to take part and, as well as a traditional pancake race – to which all-comers are invited – there will be a Loch Lomond Dash for All Comers, Kilted or Otherwise Dash and Children’s Race.
And there’s the Luss Pancake Bake Off noted above – with chefs and cooks competing in what has been dubbed ‘The Lomond Cordon Bleu Pancake Challenge’.
A spokesperson from the village says: ‘It’s exciting to be hosting the Pancake Race. It’s certainly a first for Luss. We’re very lucky to have the support from so many people and it should be a fun no matter what the weather.’
The Luss Pancake Race and Bake Off takes place from 10am to 12noon on Tuesday 17th February at Pier Road, Luss, Loch Lomond.
The skilled and the accident-prone are equally valuable to this event and the organisers will be hugely welcoming of the efforts of both. Cameras ready?