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Mark's mince feeds masses at children's Taxi Outing

Organisers of the Edinburgh Taxi Outing for children have praised SVR chef Mark Moody for providing enough mince and tatties to feed 100 people on the big day.

Mark has kindly been cooking up large batches of mince and tatties for a number of years and ensuring the pots are ready for collection in time for the popular occasion, which this year celebrated its 75th outing. The event is organised and funded by taxi drivers in the city, who drive children and young people with special needs or life limiting illness for a day out to Archerfield Walled Gardens in East Lothian.

The sun shone brightly this year, and Mark's mince went down a treat for the masses gathered for a day of fun, after the colourful procession reached Archerfield, having set off first from Edinburgh Zoo. Hundreds of well-wishers voiced their approval and good wishes along the route which took in Roseburn, Princes Street, our residence Whitefoord House in the Canongate, before winding through Portobello towards East Lothian.

Alex Lyons, chairman of Edinburgh Taxi Trade Children's Outing, said: "We can't thank Mark and Scottish Veterans Residences enough. There are so many people who play an important role in making this event a success, and Mark is definitely one of them. It's fabulous what he does, and everyone was raving about how good his mince tasted! It really was a fantastic day all round."


  • Main picture used by kind permission of Alan Simpson Photography