Media release: Shortlist of the World Championship Scotch Pie Awards 2019 announced


AFTER a busy judging day in Dunfermline – where a panel of over 50 professional judges assessed each and every product on its appearance, quality, consistency and taste – the shortlist of the 20th World Championship Scotch Pie Awards has been announced.

Said head judge, Ian Nelson, on behalf of Scottish Bakers, which manages the competition: “Over 80 butchers and bakers entered close to 500 of their best products into 11 categories this year and the competition has been fierce; so each and every shortlisted business can be proud to have come this far.”

Added Alasdair Smith, chief executive 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 14th November 2018 and the winner will be announced at a prestigious luncheon on 15h January 2019 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 20 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

Goodfellows of Dundee Dundee James Chapman (Butchers) Ltd Wishaw
Dales Traditional Butchers Ltd Kirky Hastie & Dyce Butchers Victoria Market
Pars Foods Ltd Balmore Industrial Estate D Gilmore Butchers Kingussie
D G Lindsay & Son Perth David Stein Butchers Bathgate
S Collins & Son Muirhead Stephens Bakery Dunfermline Business Park
Crombies of Edinburgh Edinburgh Scott Brothers Dundee
Boghall Butchers Boghall WeeCook Glasgow
Irvines Bakery Beith Bert Fowlie Strichen
The Kandy Bar Bakery Saltcoats Keptie Bakery Ltd Letham
Brownings the Bakers Kilmarnock David @Brownings Galston
Richards Family Butchers Grangemouth Tower Bakery Perth
Ashers Bakery Balmakeith Ind Estate Tom Courts Quality Foods Burntisland
Chalmers Bakery Bucksburn Artisan the Baker East Kilbride
Calder Millerfield Fgalsgow The Orchard (Biggar) Ltd Biggar
S.M Bayne & Co Ltd Loanhead Avenue J G Ross Bakers Ltd Highclere Way
Hugh Black & Sons Butchers Whiteside Ind Est Grossett Butchers Dundee
Murrays Bakers Perth James Pirie & Son Newtyle
Hunters of Kinross Kinross Peters Bakery Kirkintilloch
Beth Browning’s Bakery Kilwinning Addington Equestrian Thornborough
Trossachs Pie and Pastry Company Statione Wynd The Little Bakery Downsway Road
John Gillespie & Sons Ltd Stranraer Macleans Highland Bakery Forres
Stuart’s Bakers & Butchers Methil Ballard Butchers Castle Douglas
Nevis Bakery Corpach The Apple Pie Bakery Carnwath
Fraser Bros Ltd Forres John Marshall & Son Annbank

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 North Western Group

And to our category sponsors:

Carr’s Flour Mills, Rondo, Fleming Howden, Puratos, Dalziel, DMD, The Scotch Butchers Club

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