The Great British Bake-Off may have an uncertain future, but workers at a Sutherland substation site have been trying to keep the show on the road.

Swapping the prestigious television tent for their site cabins 5 miles north of Bonar Bridge, the site team from Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks and lead contractor BAM Siemens pulled on their aprons to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.
By the time a rigorous and comprehensive judging process had finished, proceeds of £670 had been raised for the charity which works to improve the lives of people living with cancer.
Commenting, SSEN Project Manager Russell Stewart said:
“Loch Buidhe bake-off certainly lived up to its location in one respect, with several golden sponges on offer. As we move into November, the weather on site will have its moments so the occasional indulgence while having a break from the elements is all the more welcome.
“I’d particularly like to thank Kat Orriss and Aga Beida of BAM Siemens who challenged us all to prove that our mixing skills aren’t confined to concrete; and that icing isn’t just something that can happen to overhead lines in winter.
“Macmillan provides hugely valuable support to people with cancer and their families all over the country so we were pleased to be able to play our part in supporting that.”
Ian Steele of BAM Siemens added:
“On a typical day at this stage in our work, we have around 60 people on site, working between the site offices, all over an extensive construction area and beyond.
“It’s great to have the opportunity to bring everyone together in support of such a worthwhile cause – and to appreciate some outstanding baking at the same time. Macmillan plays a hugely important part in supporting people and families, both locally and all over the country.”
An array of talent in cake making and eating was revealed among the site team, but ultimately it seems the best baking happens at home. The judges were agreed that the star baker of the day, in her absence, was SSEN Site Manager Barry Mackenzie’s mum.

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