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School challenge kicks off Scottish Bakers awards

Voting has opened for the Scottish Baker of the Year 2019 competition.

Search for World Scotch Pie Champion 2019 begins

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

Scottish Bakers welcome new food tourism strategy

A plan to boost food and drink spending by visitors to Scotland has been welcomed by trade association Scottish Bakers.

John Gall, MD, Brownings the Bakers

Brownings the Bakers named Scottish Baker of the Year 2018

Kilmarnock business Brownings the Bakers has been crowned Scottish Baker of the Year 2018 at the annual awards ceremony hosted in Glasgow by trade association Scottish Bakers.

Scottish Baker of the Year 2018 shortlist announced

Industry organisation Scottish Bakers has unveiled a shortlist of 39 bakeries in the running to be crowned Scottish Baker of the Year 2018.

Hunt begins for Scottish Baker of the Year 2018

Industry organisation Scottish Bakers has kicked off its search for the Scottish Baker of the Year 2018.

Alan Pirie of James Pirie & Son collecting his award from Carol Smillie
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James Pirie & Son crowned 2018 World Scotch Pie Champion

Perthshire-based business James Pirie & Son has won the 2018 World Scotch Pie Championships.

Scottish Bakers names Alasdair Smith as CEO

Scottish Bakers has named Alasdair Smith as its new chief executive officer.

World Championship Scotch Pie Awards dates revealed

Scottish Bakers has unveiled that its annual World Championship Scotch Pie Awards will held at the Westerwood Hotel, Cumbernauld on 9 January 2018.

Scottish Bread Championships launched

The inaugural Scottish Bread Championships are to be held at The Royal Highland Show in June. 

Alan Clarke to leave Scottish Bakers

The association has today announced that Alan Clarke, who has been chief executive for seven years, will leave Scottish Bakers in June.

Scottish Baker of The Year shortlist announced

Find out which bakeries have won at least a Regional Bronze Award for one of their products – among them is the Scottish Baker of the Year 2017.

Scottish food and drink industry aims to double turnover by 2030

An ambitious new strategy to drive growth in Scotland’s farming, fishing, food and drink industry has been unveiled by Scotland Food & Drink.

Record year for Scottish food and drink exports

Food and drink exports from Scotland grew by £421m in 2016 to a record £5.5bn.

Kirriemuir expands Gingerbread cake range for export market

Scottish cake manufacturer Kirriemuir, which is part of the Bells Food Group, will expand its Signature Gingerbread cake range with two new variants that will appeal to the export market.

J&I Smith Bakers scoops several accolades at World Scotch Pie Championships

Aberdeenshire-based bakery J&I Smith Bakers has won Gold awards at the World Scotch Pie Championships for its Mince Bridie and Football Pie products.

Scottish baker fined £60k for fraud

A Lanarkshire baker has been fined £60,000 by HMRC over false repayment claims.

Scottish Bakers scoops top honour at the UK Association Awards

Scottish Bakers has won the Conference Development category accolade for the second consecutive year at the UK Associations Awards.

Personalised shortbread for Christmas

VIP Shortbread has announced the launch of its Christmas range of personalised shortbread.  

Scottish Bakers president Craig McPhie with a bolt of tartan

Scottish Bakers unveils 125th anniversary tartan

Carr’s Flour Mills has registered an exclusive tartan for trade body Scottish Bakers  to celebrate its 125th anniversary.

Scottish Bakers celebrates 125th anniversary

Scottish Bakers has held an anniversary ball at the Sheraton Grand Hotel, Edinburgh to celebrate 125 years in the baking industry.

BBC criticised over lack of Scottish presence for new Bake Off series

Scottish Bakers criticises The Great British Bake Off for lack of Scottish contestants.

Scotch Pie Champ spat as organisers split

Scottish Bakers is to become the sole manager of the World Scotch Pie Championships following a row between the competition’s organisers.

In pictures: Scottish Baker of the Year 2016

Last weekend saw Scottish Bakers hold its Scottish Baker of the Year competition.

Italian study tour hailed a success

A recent five-day study tour organised by Brook Food Processing Equipment in association with Scottish Bakers took 10 bakers to Italy to see local bakers and manufacturers.

Folic acid “not a bakery issue” says Scottish Bakers

The Scottish government has backed mandatory fortification of flour, but industry association Scottish Bakers had said folic acid is a medical issue, not a bakery one. 

Scotland’s Bakery of the Year contest opens

On 25 February, McGhee’s Bakery in Glasgow will play host to the launch of the 2016 Scottish Bakery of the Year competition.

Alan Clarke, chief executive of Scottish Bakers
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Scottish Bakers scoops conference award

Scottish Bakers has won the Conference Development Award at the UK Association Awards 2015.

Scottish Bakers helps exporters with new brochure

Scottish Bakers has launched a new ‘Hero Products’ brochure to assist its exporter members in selling bakery products all over the world.

Craft Bakers' Week
There is still time to register for Craft Bakers' Week
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Still time to register for Craft Bakers’ Week

There is still time left for bakers to register for Craft Bakers’ Week. 

Baking industry concern over Budget's Living Wage

Plans to introduce a National Living Wage (NLW) will have a 'major impact' on skilled sectors like bakery, industry leaders have warned.

Report: Scottish Bakers Conference 2015

“It’s time to invest in products, people and business,” said John Gall, president of the Scottish bakers. These three things seemed to remain the theme of the Scottish Bakers Conference for 2015.  

Hannah Marriage
Hannah Marriage is chair of Craft Bakers' Week 2015
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Craft Bakers' Week 2015 to launch with new look

Craft Bakers' Week (28 September to 3 October) has been rebranded for 2015 with a ‘new look and feel’ for the event. 

Alan Clarke
Alan Clarke supports NBT changes
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National Bakery Training rebrands to include food and drink sectors

National Bakery Training (NBT) is to rebrand to become the National Food & Drink Training, as it plans to expand into other areas of teaching. 

Skills organisations help bakery bodies on management training

A new management scheme has been developed for the baking industry.

The new app for bakers can be downloaded from iTunes
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New resource app from Scottish Bakers

Scottish Bakers has launched a new Google and iTunes app, which includes a training module to help staff learn how to cut waste and save money.

Scottish Bakers launches new export help group

Scottish Bakers has launched an industry Bakers Export Group aimed at bakers in Scotland who are exporting or considering starting.

Hamish Allan
Hamish Allan opens the head offices at Scottish Bakers
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Success for Scottish Bakers head office opening

Scottish Bakers opened its new head office in Dunfermline last week.

Ashers named Scottish Baker of the Year

Craft bakery and family owned business Ashers of Nairn has been named the Scottish Baker of the Year 2014.

Scottish association begins hunt for top baker

A bakery masterclass has been held with celebrity cake-maker Mich Turner to mark the search to find the Scottish Baker of the Year 2014.

Scottish Bakers and NAMB seal new training deal

The training arm of the Scottish Bakers, National Bakery Training (NBT), has signed an agreement to become a preferred provider of training within the whole of the UK.

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