MOVE over Delia Smith and Jamie Oliver...members of Arthurlie Church were cooking up a great fundraiser 15 years ago.

It all started when Kesley Irving’s wife spotted a story about a project in Edzell, Angus, where they had made a cookery video to raise cash for their church.

As the Arthurlie parishioners had plans to build an extension, they arranged to meet members of the Edzell congregation to seek advice.

A year later, a video incorporating a cookery demonstration for a starter, main course and dessert, as well some of the history of Barrhead, had been produced.

Kesley enlisted the help of a recent graduate of media studies from Paisley University, Alan McGowan, and a fellow member of the congregation, Sandy Farr, to gather the information needed.

“I was absolutely amazed at the professionalism shown by the members of the congregation who were doing the video,” said Kesley at the time.

“Some of them said they were having nightmares before the shoot but, on the day, we only had to do one retake – and that was because I was talking in the background.

“It took quite a while to cut it down because everything was so good but we got there eventually.

“We would like to thank all the businesses and local historians who helped us.”

The video also featured a potted history of Barrhead, including a look at the town’s links to weaving.