Saltcoats bakery The Kandy Bar has taken the title of World Scotch Pie Champion 2014.

The firm also took home a silver award for its large apple tart, and bronze awards for its sausage roll, meat, bean & potato pie and macaroni pie.

The 15th annual championships saw a record number of entries, with 100 butchers and bakers submitting a total of 525 entries across the pies, pasties, sausage rolls, bridies, savouries and apple pie categories.

The winners were announced at a special awards luncheon in Dunfermline yesterday (15 January).

Stephen McAllister, from The Kandy Bar, said: “I am delighted. To have been given the ultimate accolade and to be able to call our pie the World Champion, as judged by a panel of experts, is just fantastic.

“I am really looking forward to the year ahead and to selling more of our winning pies than ever.”