SALTCOATS Community Council will be swapping meetings and paperwork for cakes and aprons as they host their very first bake-off

The event can be entered by kids as young as 10 and there is no upper limit on the age so it’s a great event for the whole family to enjoy.

Taking place on Saturday, April 28 in the Argyle Community Centre, the bake-off day will start at 11am with a coffee morning for all of the community to attend and this will run until 3pm.

Baking must be handed in to the centre between 9.30am and 10.30am with judging taking place around 1.30pm.

And there are great prizes to be won after the community council received brilliant support from local businesses.

For the junior bake-off (ages 10-15) the competitors can bake three pancakes, three cupcakes or enter both.

Adults (16+) have the choice of baking a fruit pie, victoria sponge (8/9 inch), four fruit or plain scones or they can enter all categories, with a special prize being on offer for the people entering all three categories.

Prizes with values of up to £300 are on offer with 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each category being honoured.

Entries can be made via Saltcoats Community Council’s website, Saltcoats Community Council’s Facebook page or the entry forms in Saltcoats Library or via the form on this page.

The main judge for the bake-off competition will be be Billy Colclough a local man and a past member of Saltcoats Community Council.

Billy has been a baker all his working life and and has worked in a wide range of companies including our very own Kandy Bar.

Billy eventually became a lecturer at Glasgow College of Food Technology and became Head of Bakery and was a lecturer for 27-years until his retirement in 2010. He has also been a judge at the World Scotch Pie Championships too.

Saltcoats Community Council meet every third Monday of the month in Saltcoats Town Hall and everyone is welcome to head along for any news about the town or discuss any matters they would like to raise.