Bakers are being urged to enter the World Scotch Pie Championships before its closing deadline on 7 November.

Organised by Buckhaven baker and butcher Alan Stuart, the competition, now in its 13th year, aims to find the country’s best Scotch pies, bridies, sausage rolls and savoury products. Judging will take place on 15 November at Carnegie College in Dunfermline, with an awards ceremony and special lunch taking place at the same venue on 5 January 2012.

Stuart said: “Previous winners have seen turnover increase by over 30% and reigning champion Maurice Irvine has enjoyed tremendous business since he was crowned in January. His pies have been featured during a major launch of a leading football tournament at Hampden Park and he has also opened up new markets, including providing pies for one of Scotland’s most famous pubs.”

Entries must be received by 5pm on 7 November and entry forms are available from Scottish Bakers on 0131 229 1401. For full details, visit