Porridge inspired by ANZAC biscuits will be served up to those attending Legion Scotland’s commemorative event at Edinburgh Castle at 7.45am on Saturday April 25th to mark the centenary of the start of the First World War Gallipoli Campaign.
Held in the Scottish National War Memorial inside Edinburgh Castle, the service is part of Legion Scotland’s annual ANZAC Day Service, the national day of remembrance to honour the members of the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) who fought at Gallipoli. It will also recognise the contribution of Scottish units involved in the campaign.
Members of the public can watch the service live on a large screen on the Castle Esplanade, before enjoying some free porridge courtesy of the Cannonball Restaurant at the top of the Royal Mile.
Owner of Cannonball Restaurant, Carina Contini, commented:
“To mark Saturday’s commemoration, we’re adapting our porridge recipe picking out some of the tastes from Australia’s much loved ANZAC biscuit. So alongside Scottish oats we will have coconut and golden syrup.
“Anyone is welcome to attend the Esplanade and we’re proud to support Legion Scotland at this event. Hopefully we can send veterans and spectators home feeling warmed and appreciated.”
Those claiming a free porridge should take the ANZAC Commemorations programme, being handed out by Cadets on the Esplanade, to Cannonball Restaurant. A donation of £1 is suggested to support Legion Scotland, Scotland’s biggest membership veterans charity.