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Crossroads kids delighted with their royal Christmas cake


By Alan Hendry

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Alex Hendry and Arran Kirk with the Christmas cake from the Duke of Rothesay.
Alex Hendry and Arran Kirk with the Christmas cake from the Duke of Rothesay.

Youngsters at Crossroads Primary School are delighted with their latest royal Christmas cake – even more so after the pandemic led to many festive activities being cancelled.

The cake tradition began with the Queen Mother, as Crossroads was the closest school to her Caithness holiday home at the Castle of Mey, and it has been maintained by the Duke of Rothesay.

Baker Jenny Dunnet was again commissioned to create the cake.

Head teacher Pauline Pearson said: "We are especially grateful to His Royal Highness this year for the cake. The children's faces were a delight when they first saw it. It was amazing, especially this year when the children can't go to so many other festive treats.

"Special thanks go to Jenny Dunnet, who made the cake, as she has cleverly adapted to comply with Covid regulations."

Pieces of cake were individually made for each child – from the oldest, Alex Hendry (11), to the youngest, two-year-old Arran Kirk, in the Scallywags early learning centre.



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