A butcher has pipped a baker to win the World Scotch Pie Championship as Murdoch Brothers Butchers was announced winner of the 11th annual contest. But bakers did triumph in the most categories.
Judged at Carnegie College last month, 85 bakers and butchers entered a total of eight categories a record number.
Highest-placed baker in the Scotch Pie category was Airdrie-based Bon Bon Cake Shop, which achieved Gold 2nd Runner-Up. The winning bakeries included Nicoll’s Rosebank Bakery in Dundee in the Bridies category; Nevis Bakery in Corpach in the Savouries Vegetarian category; and Kassy’s Kitchen in Cowdenbeath in the Hot Savouries category. The Diamond award for hand-held steak pies went to Stuarts of Buckhaven. Charmers Bakery in Bucksburn won the Cold Savouries category.
"The objective is to raise standards in the industry and we believe we have achieved that," said event organiser Alan Stuart of Stuarts of Buckhaven.