The naming of the World Scotch Pie Champion has been postponed by the organisers, as the recent snow meant entrants would have had difficulty attending the ceremony in Carnegie College, Dunfermline.

Judging for the event took place earlier this month, with the winner due to be announced on Tuesday 30 November, but the organisers have now proposed a new date of Thursday 6 January.

“We had over 100 members and their guests due to travel from all over Britain to attend the awards lunch. There was no way we could risk people travelling on roads affected by snow and ice,” commented organiser and MD of Stuart’s of Buckhaven Alan Stuart.

There were a total of 80 entries in the annual competition, including two from English firms.

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