SOME were surprised last month when it was revealed that the winner of the World Porridge Making Championship was, in fact, from England.
Yet although Lisa Williams hails from Suffolk, she used Scottish oatmeal from Aberdeenshire firm Hamlyns to create her winning recipe.
The award is given to the contestant who makes the best traditional porridge using just three ingredients: oatmeal, water and salt. Lisa used half Hamlyns Scottish Oatmeal and half Hamlyns Pinhead Oatmeal in hers.
Hamlyns of Scotland managing director, Alan Meikle, said: “We are absolutely thrilled for Lisa. It’s great to see that it’s not just us Scots who are so passionate about porridge.
“It’s really interesting to see how something made from just oatmeal, salt and water can vary so much.”