Camp­bel­town Courier cap­tured in a meringue

Campbeltown Courier - - NEWS -

A Kin­tyre café chef famed for her mag­nif­i­cent meringues has con­fected a Camp­bel­town Courier front page. Frances Hill at Muneroy Tea­room in Southend, win­ner of the Scot­tish Food Awards 2017 Tea­room Des­ti­na­tion award, used 14 egg whites in the full front page cre­ation painted with food colour. Mrs Hill heard about the #buya­pa­per cam­paign, which has been mak­ing lo­cal press head­lines round the UK and de­cided it needed sweet sup­port. With the price of the pa­per in­creas­ing by five pence last week Mrs Hill sold the meringue, per page, at 95 pence each. Com­ment­ing on the tea­room’s Face­book page, re­fer­ring to Courier re­porter Han­nah O’Han­lon, Sandy MacKin­non wrote: ‘Ach Han­nah’s worth an ex­tra five pence a week!’ Han­nah replied to Mrs Hill: ‘Thank you so much for your sup­port, Frances - it is very much ap­pre­ci­ated. It’s not al­ways easy but we try our best to put out a good pa­per ev­ery week. ‘It is un­for­tu­nate that the price had to in­crease but small changes like that may be the only way small, lo­cal news­pa­pers like the Courier will sur­vive.’ News ed­i­tor Mark Davey said: ‘Frances’ meringues are as top­i­cal as car­toons and it was great for the Courier to be im­mor­talised, if only briefly, be­fore melt­ing in the mouth.’

The meringue Camp­bel­town Courier.

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