ORGANISERS of the Borders Book Festival have announced a number of wellbeing shows as part of this year's programme.

The youngest winner of the Great British Bake Off will be there to talk about his debut cookbook which is filled with classic bakes, imaginative Scottish twist and a myriad of gluten-free options.

University of Edinburgh student Peter Sawkins won the hearts of the public with his imaginative, distinctly Scottish twists on baking classics, his unsurpassed flair for flavour and witty, self-deprecating honesty.

His book, PETER BAKES is full of his own delicious recipes for everything from ever-popular teatime cakes to showstopping patisserie along with fresh ideas to inspire kids in the kitchen, all of course, with the gluten-free focus that's so integral to his baking.

Other food intolerances will also be covered, making this is a cookbook that offers something for everyone.

PETER BAKES also offers hints and tips about how to truly enjoy baking, enhance your skills and develop the confidence to trust all your senses when baking.

He will be appearing at the Sir Walter Scott Marquee at 6pm on Sunday, November 7.

Peter’s is not the only cookery book being discussed at the Festival though.

Suzanne Mulholland will return with her latest work – The Batch Lady Healthy Family Favourites – where she will be demonstrating how to prepare six family meals up to the point where they are ready for cooking; showing how making meals in batches can be quick and easy.

Suzanne will be appearing at the Sir Walter Scott Marquee at noon on Wednesday, November 3.

Other familiar names appearing this year include yoga expert Finlay Wilson.

He will be explaining how his unique sequences can seamlessly connect the audience to all the elements of the outdoors in his latest book Wild Kilted Yoga. His show takes place at 12.30pm on Thursday, November 4.

Meanwhile, Anna Deacon and Vicky Allan will be sharing their knowledge and experiences of some of the best places to swim in Scotland and what to expect.

The Art of Wild Swimming is a wonderful way to experience the outdoors and look after the environment at the same time, as well as becoming a popular past time during lockdown. That is on at 4.30pm on Saturday, November 6.

The Baillie Gifford Borders Book Festival, Abbotsford, Melrose, 2nd-7th November 2021. Tickets available at or by calling 0131 290 2112.