A spurtle is a Scottish cooking implement used for stirring porridge (oatmeal) and dates from at least the 15th century. It's design is ideal for constant stirring and thus preventing the porridge from congealing and forming unappetising lumps.
It is recommended that you stir your porridge clockwise with your right hand - to stir counter-clockwise could invoke the Devil or bring bad luck.
I picked up the mini spurtle on my trip to Miniatura and will be in The Tenement kitchen. The 1:1 spurtle will feature in The Tenement too but more of that later.