The Wee Pie Company has unexpectedly ceased trading, just months after securing a £150,000 contract to supply Aldi.

It is not immediately clear why the business has closed.

A winding-up petition has been submitted to Perth Sheriff Court and is being handled by Peterkins Robertson Paul of Glasgow. It is understood that the petition will be printed in newspapers next week to notify the company’s creditors ahead of further liquidation proceedings.

Founded by Rose and Alastair Martin in 2011, The Wee Pie Company produced a range of artisan meat pies using local ingredients.

Last December’s deal with Aldi saw the company supply 64 stores across Scotland with a range of wild game and savoury products, including steak and black pudding, venison and red wine, and buffalo & ale pies.