Organisers plan to double the £11,000 raised for charity last year, as Scotch Pie Week returns for its second time in November.

During the week, which runs from 24 November to 1 December, Scottish bakers and butchers raise cash for the Scottish Society for Autism by selling branded wristbands or donating a percentage of their Scotch pie sales.

The charity week was based on the example of National Doughnut Week which raises thousands of pounds a year for charity The Children’s Trust through doughnut sales at more than 1,000 UK bakery outlets.

By registering for Scotch Pie Week, sponsored by ADM Milling, bakers get a promotional pack that includes a collection box.

Scotch Pie Week, launched last year, runs alongside the Scotch Pie Club’s World Championship, held on the Scottish national feast day, St Andrew’s Day, 30 November.

This Championship is open to the 130 members of the Scotch Pie Club, administered by the Scottish Association of Master Bakers.

Scotch Pie Club founder Alan Stuart said: "The Scotch Pie Club Championship was launched at the height of BSE, and we couldn’t have imagined it doing so well."

A speciality north of the border, the Scotch pie is baked in a circular tin with the top crust placed about 1cm lower than the rim.

The filling is minced mutton, often highly spiced with pepper and other ingredients.

For details of both Scotch Pie events, e-mail