With seven generations of baking heritage to draw on Campbells in Crieff is starting a bake school. Established in 1830, Campbells is one of Scotland’s oldest bakeries. headed up by seventh generation award winning baker Iain Campbell and his wife Ailsa, a graphic designer.
The school will offer a series of three and a half hour long tuition sessions on Saturday afternoons with Iain at the helm, covering traditional sweet and savoury Scottish baking, bread making and confectionery skills, as well as classes on more unusual worldwide influences. To suit all skill levels, it will be based at the Campbell’s bakery in King Street, Crieff, which has plans to eventually become a “brown sign” visitor destination with increased production space, offering training and bakery tours. Campbells also operates another bakery in the nearby village of Comrie.
The couple have been working hard to help their local high street; as well as locating their bake school in the centre of town and plans afoot to offer bakery tours for tourists and visitors, they’re also working with other local companies to try and revive the derelict Strathearn Hotel next to their bakery.
Prices for these courses is £80 per person. Visit www.campbellsbakery.com or call 01764 652114