2024 World Championship Scotch Pie Awards

Source: Scottish Bakers

A shortlist of 55 companies has been unveiled for the 2024 World Championship Scotch Pie Awards (see below for complete list).

It follows the judging day, held at Carnegie Conference Centre in Dunfermline, which saw 60 pie professionals select their top picks from nearly 500 entries delivered from a total of 78 bakers and butchers across Scotland.

Judges tested the taste, touch, appearance, and smell of each product for consideration in categories including Scotch Pie, Sausage Roll, Bridie, Macaroni Pie, Hot Savoury, Steak Pie, Vegetarian Savoury, Haggis Savoury, Apple Pie, and Football Pie.

Companies are permitted to enter one product in each of the Scotch Pie, Sausage Roll, Bridie, Macaroni Pie, and Apple Pie categories, as well as up to five other savoury products.

Best in category winners are to be announced at an awards lunch on 16 January 2024 at the Westerwood Hotel in Cumbernauld, hosted by TV personality and long-term pie award presenter Carol Smillie.

Winner of the Scotch Pie category will be declared World Champion. Last year, James Pirie & Son triumphed for the third time, having also been crowned World Scotch Pie Champion of Champions in 2021.

Organised by trade body Scottish Bakers, the annual competition aims to shine a light on the craft skills that pie makers in Scotland demonstrate on a daily basis.

Lesley Cameron is marking her first Scotch Pie Awards as CEO of Scottish Bakers, having been appointed to the role back in June of this year.

“I have been amazed at the passion of each and every entrant not to mention the creativity, quality and innovation of the entries submitted for consideration by our professional judges,” she said.

“Announcing the shortlist is always a great moment as it’s the first time our entrants get an inkling that their pies have been judged as amongst the best in the country,” added Cameron. “It’s always great to be recognising products which have been lovingly made from scratch from locally sourced ingredients, freshly made daily by skilled craftspeople.”

The shortlisted companies are:

  • Aulds Bakeries Limited, Greenock
  • Beefcake Café, Glasgow
  • Boghall Butchers, Bathgate
  • Brownings the Bakers Ltd, Kilmarnock
  • Bruce of the Broch, Fraserburgh
  • Café V8, Inverness
  • Campbell’s Bakery Ltd, Crieff
  • Christie the Baker, Airdrie
  • Cooper Quality Butcher Limited, Bellshill
  • D H Robertson, Arbroath
  • David at Brownings, Galston
  • David Cox Butchers, Glasgow
  • David Stein Butchers, Bathgate
  • Dunbar Community Bakery, Dunbar
  • Fisher & Donaldson, Cupar
  • Goodfellows of Dundee Ltd, Dundee
  • Grazey Days, Inverness
  • Hame Bakery, Peterhead
  • Hugh Black & Sons Ltd, Bathgate
  • Irvines Ltd, Beith
  • J & H Cairns, Carluke
  • James Aitken Butchers, Alloa
  • James Chapman (Butchers) Ltd, Wishaw
  • James Pirie & Son, Blairgowrie
  • JG Ross Bakers, Inverurie
  • JM Bakery, Carnoustie
  • John Gillespies & Sons Ltd, Stranraer
  • Johnston Butchers, Falkirk
  • Keptie Bakery Ltd, Forfar
  • Kinnaird Butcher Shop & Deli, Larbert
  • Macleans Highland Bakery Ltd, Forres
  • Murrays Bakers, Perth
  • Nevis Bakery, Fort William
  • Pars Foods Ltd, Glasgow
  • Pastel, Dalkeith
  • Peter’s Bakery, Glasgow
  • Pie Aroma, Strichen
  • Pie Sports, Glasgow
  • S Collins & Son, Glasgow
  • Bayne’s the Family Baker, Lochgelly
  • Stephens Bakery, Dunfermline
  • Strachan Craft Butchers, Larkhall
  • Stuart’s Bakers & Butchers, Leven
  • Sugar and Spice, Auchterarder
  • T.H. Carson Butchers, Dalbeattie
  • The Bread Guy, Aberdeen
  • The Butchers Bakery, Elgin
  • The Cumbrae Butcher, Isle of Cumbrae
  • The Kandy Bar Bakery, Saltcoats
  • The Little Bakery, Dumfries
  • The Premium Bakery Ltd, Prestonpans
  • Tom Courts Quality Foods Ltd, Burntisland
  • W F Stark, Buckhaven
  • WeeCook, Carnoustie
  • Wrights Butchers, East Kilbride