Media Release: Scotland’s butchers and bakers are ‘on their marks’ as the World Scotch Pie Championships 2016 judging is only days away

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Photo call notice:

Venue: Carnegie Conference Centre, Halbeath Road, Dunfermline, KY11 8DY

Time: 3.00pm – 3.30pm

Date: Wednesday 11th November 2015

FOOTBALL legend and Provost of Fife, Jim Leishman, has confirmed that he will once again be a judge at the World Scotch Pie Championships – now in their 17th year – which takes place at Carnegie Conference Centre, Halbeath Road, Dunfermline, KY11 8DY Wednesday 11th November 2015.

Press are invited to join Jim and the other judges from 3.00pm, for interviews and a photo call.

The competition is supported by Scottish Bakers and the Scottish Federation of Meat Traders. Both trade associations actively support and promote bakers and butchers in Scotland by encouraging and sharing best practice.

Alan Clarke, chief executive of Scottish Bakers, is delighted with the support that Jim is giving to the competition.

He said: “Jim is an iconic Scottish personality and the Scotch Pie is an iconic Scottish product. We are delighted to announce that Jim will join our group of professional judges again this year to select the best pies in the land.”

In addition to Scotch pies, bakers and butchers are invited to enter their best sausage rolls, bridies, specialty savouries, Scottish football pie, apple pie or savoury.

Butchers and bakers across Scotland will have the opportunity to become recognised as producing the highest quality products around the globe with awards given to those producing the best products in each category.

The winner of the Scotch pie category will be declared as the WORLD CHAMPION.

The competition aims to highlight that bakers and butchers create high-quality artisan pastry products.

Recognising the ‘great and the good’ in this way rewards excellence and raises the bar in the industry.

The competition is sponsored by wholesaler to the food industry, Bako Northern and Scotland.

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