An Aberdeen bakery, which provides work for adults with learning disabilities, has been nominated for a national award.

Newton Dee bakery in Bieldside has been nominated in the Local Hero 2007 awards. Run by the UKTV Food channel, the awards aim to honour Britain’s best independent shops, farm stalls, artisan producers and cafés.

Voted for by the public, the Newton Dee bakery has been nominated in recognition of its passion, quality and use of organic ingredients.

Around 200 adults with learning disabilities and other support needs work at the bakery. The competition winners will feature as part of a TV series. The winner will receive £40,000 to invest in their business.