The World Championship Scotch Pie Awards 2019 has announced the dates for its 20th competition.

The championship gives Scottish butchers and bakers the opportunity to showcase their talent and to be recognised across the globe, according to organisers Scottish Bakers.

In addition to Scotch pies, bakers and butchers are invited to enter their best sausage rolls, bridies, speciality savouries, Scottish football pies and apple pies. 

“We are delighted to be launching the 20th World Scotch Pie Championships.  We have a huge number of hard-working butchers and bakers who deserve recognition for delivering great products day in and day out,” said Alasdair Smith, chief executive of Scottish Bakers.

“The title of World Scotch Pie Champion is highly sought-after and this year I am looking forward to sampling for myself some of the best products on the market today and to seeing who the judges pick out as having produced something that I know will be world-class.”

Entry forms for the 2019 awards are due in by 31 October, and products should be delivered to Carnegie Conference Centre, Dunfermline, on 14 November for judging.

Earlier this year, Perthshire-based business James Pirie & Son was crowned 2018 World Scotch Pie Champion.