Murrays Bakers of Perth has won the crown of World Scotch Pie Champion 2015.

After a record 567 products were entered into the competition this year by more than 100 bakers and butchers, the Perth bakery scooped the top spot of world champion.

Linda Hill of Murrays Bakers said: “I am delighted! To have been given the ultimate accolade and to be able to call our pie the world champion, as judged by a panel of experts, is just fantastic. This award is proof that the Murrays team is the best in the land. I am really looking forward to the year ahead and to selling more of our winning pies than ever.”

Hill has been interviewed on BBC Radio 2 this morning (15 January), and the story appeared in the Metro

A total of 50 judges adjudicated the competition from 10 different categories.

Head judge of the competition, Robert Ross, said: “The competition, which has run for 16 years, aims to highlight that bakers and butchers create high-quality artisan pastry products. Recognising the ‘great and the good’ in this way rewards excellence and raises the bar in the industry.”

Ross also took the opportunity to announce his retirement as head judge for the competition.

The competition is supported by Scottish Bakers and the Scottish Federation of Meat Traders.