Praise for delicious tribute

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A GIFTED artist’s unique design was the icing on the cake at the recent launch of the People’s Bible initiative.

Thousands of people across the UK are expected to answer a call to ‘Make your mark in history’ and hand-write verses of the Bible – using a digital pen – to mark the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible.

Hundreds of people gathered at Edinburgh Castle for the launch – and one of the stars of the show was Bishopbriggs mum Debbie Crawford – whose stunning clay cake of the King James Bible open at Psalm 118 helped launch the event very sweetly.

Debbie, who lives in the town’s Hilton Road and is a member of Bishopbriggs Community Church, said: “A friend of mine who works for the Bible Society knew I had done similar things in the past and asked if I’d be able to do it.

“They specifically wanted a cake in the shape of a Bible open near the middle.”

Fiona McDonald of the Scottish Bible Society said they were delighted with Debbie’s end product.

Fiona said: “It’s amazing – Debbie made such an appropriate visual contribution to the launch.”

The People’s Bible initiative now tours the UK from the Orkneys to the Channel Islands with some 35,000 people expected to take part between now and November.

It is due in various locations in East Dunbartonshire at the beginning of September - see for more information.

The project began at Edinburgh Castle on June 19, the anniversary of the birth of King James VI of Scotland (who became King James I of England) at the castle in 1566.

GOOD BOOK: Debbie’s cake is pictured at the Edinburgh Castle launch. It has now found a permanent home at the Bible Society Scotland’s Edinburgh headquarters.