Four smiling people outside Fisher & Donaldson bakery in Scotland

Fisher & Donaldson was named Craft Bakery Business of the Year at the 2023 Baking Industry Awards

Fisher & Donaldson, Mimi’s Bakehouse, and Stephens Bakery are among the businesses in the running to be crowned Scottish Baker of the Year 2024/25.

Run by trade organisation Scottish Bakers, the competition asks Scottish firms to put forward up to 12 of their star products to be taste tested by 50 industry experts. A total of 580 products were delivered for judges to assess based on their appearance, quality of the bake, and taste.

This year’s crop of entries included best bakes from around 60 bakers spanning the country. There is a myriad of accolades on offer including ones for best scones, loaves, savoury items, morning rolls, individual cakes, and biscuits as well as French and Danish-style pastries and free-from bread, biscuits, and cakes. The bakeries behind the award-winning items will go on to battle it out to be crowned Scottish Baker of the Year.

The winners will be announced at a Gala dinner at the Hilton in Glasgow on Saturday 11 May 2024.

The shortlist is as follows:

Shortlist for Scottish Baker of the Year 2024/25


Irving’s Homestyle Bakery


Babyfaced Baker

J B Christie

Cakes by Lucia

Bavarian Bakehouse

J M bakery

Rabbit Hole Cakes

Bayne’s Family Bakers


Rendall’s Bakery

City Market Bakery

Keptie Bakery

Saltire Patisserie

Cuckoo’s Bakery


Stephens Bakery

Cukie Patisserie

Little Bakery

T A Francis & Sons

Fisher & Donaldson

Luscious Lovelies Cakes

Apple Pie Bakery

Full Circle Bakes

Mackenzie’s Bakery

The Bread Guy

G H Barnett

Maclean’s Highland Bakery

The Breadwinner Bakery

Goodfellow and Steven

Mimi’s Bakehouse

The Naked Sourdough

Harry Gow Bakery


The Three Little Bakers

Irvines Bakery


“With nearly 600 products entered, reaching the shortlist of this competition really is something to be very proud of,” says Lesley Cameron, chief executive of Scottish Bakers.

“Every day we work hard to give Scottish bakers the chance to shine and showcase their innovation and skills and this competition is a vital part of that. So, we really do wish all of our shortlisted entrants the best of luck when the prizes are presented in May.”

Cameron stepped into the role in September last year and, in a recent interview with British Baker, teased a new strategy for the organisation with full details also set to be unveiled at the Scottish Bakers conference and awards in May.