Media release: Shortlist announced for the World Championship Scotch Pie Awards 2018


AFTER a busy judging day in Dunfermline – where a panel of 50 professional judges assessed each and every product on its appearance, quality, consistency and taste – just 50 of the nations’ best have secured a slot on the shortlist of the 19th World Championship Scotch Pie Awards.

Over 80 butchers and bakers entered some 450 of their best products into 11 categories this year.

Said head judge, Ian Nelson, on behalf of Scottish Bakers, which manages the competition: “The competition has been fierce so all of our shorlisted butchers and bakers can be proud to have come this far.”

Added Craig McPhie, president of Scottish Bakers: “The World Championship Scotch Pie Awards is the only competition of its kind recognising excellence in the preparation of a perfect pie.

“The competition is now a regular fixture on the calendar as butchers and bakers throughout the land vie for pie supremacy and the boost to their business that always comes with such a sought after title.”

This years’ bumper crop of entries features more ‘products at their peak’ than ever before with accolades on offer for the best:

Scotch Pie

Football pies and savouries

Macaroni Pie

Steak Pie

Sausage Roll

Cold savoury

Hot savoury

Vegetarian savoury

Haggis savoury


Apple pie

Judging for the competition took place on Wednesday 15th November 2017 and the winner will be announced at a prestigious luncheon on 9th January 2018 at the Westerwood Hotel, Cumbernauld.

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

The competition, which has run for 19 years, 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 shortlist:

Fisher & Donaldson

Pie Not? Ltd

Irvines Bakery

Goodfellows of Dundee Ltd

Hugh Black & Son Scott Brothers

Bells Food Group

Trotters Family Bakers

W F Stark

Beth Brownings Bakery

Murrays Bakers

Stuart’s Bakers & Butchers

Pars Food Ltd

Taste of the Trossachs Ltd

Calder Millerfield

J B Houston Butchers

David @ Brownings

Brownings the Baker

The Hame Bakery

Annies Bakery Ltd

William Grant Bakery

Richards Family Butchers

Peters Bakery

WTS Forsyth & Sons

Keptie Bakery Ltd

Thomas Johnston Quality Butchers

The Kandy Bar Bakery

James Pirie & Son

John Gillespie & Sons Ltd

Minick of St Andrews

H.W. Irvine


J G Ross Bakers Ltd

Byron Bakery Ltd

Ballards Butchers

Ashers Bakery

Wm Stephen (Bakers) Ltd

Café V8

Gravity Bottle Shop & Deli

Mr C’s Hand-Crafted Pies Ltd

The Three Little Bakers

The Little Bakery

Clarks Bakery

Macleans Highland Bakery

Biggar Flavour

The Apple Pie Bakery

John Lawson Butchers

Nicoll’s Rosebank Bakery

D. Faulds & Son Ltd

Nevis Bakery

Tom Courts Quality Foods

Grierson Bros

Sugar & Spice

Notes for editors:

Scottish Bakers was established in 1891 and since then we have represented and promoted the interests of the bakery trade in Scotland.

We aim to be an integral part of each member’s business by providing support for bakers of all sizes.

We provide a valuable source of help, advice, information, assistance and skills development for bakers throughout Scotland.

Scottish Bakers manages both The World Championships Scotch Pie Awards each year and The Scottish Baker of the Year Awards to recognise and celebrate excellence in the sector.

But most importantly, Scottish Bakers belongs to its members, we are all there for their benefit and are proud of our motto, ‘for the good of all’.

Partner sponsor

With thanks to our sponsor: Bako Northwestern Group

And to our category sponsors

Carr’s Flour Mills, Rondo, Eurowire Containers, DE Product Labels, Puratos, Fleming Howden, KDH Projects, Dalziel and the Scotch Butchers Club

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