Media release: It will be all ‘Smillies’ as the World Scotch Pie champion 2019 is announced on 15th January


It will be all ‘Smillies’ as the World Scotch Pie champion 2019 is announced on 15th January at Westerwood Hotel, Cumbernauld

MEDIA presenter, Carol Smillie, has confirmed that she will be presenting the 20th World Championship Scotch Pie Award winner with their prize at the Westerwood Hotel, 1 St Andrews Drive, Cumbernauld, G68 0EW from 2.00pm on Tuesday 15th January 2019.

Press are invited to join Carol from 2.00pm with the winner expected to be announced at 3.00pm followed by interviews and a photo call at 3.30pm.

Smillie is once again delighted to be announcing the winner of the World Championship Scotch Pie Awards

She said: “What better to cheer you up on a dreary day than a piping hot pie? It has become an iconic food in Scotland and you can’t beat the combination of golden pastry and tasty meat filling for a treat so it’s a real honour to be announcing who makes the best Scotch Pie in the land.”

Alasdair Smith, chief executive of Scottish Bakers, which manages the competition, said: “I am delighted with the quantity and quality of entries this year and I cannot wait to see the looks on the faces of our worthy winners. This competition really is about saluting the best in the land and we will certainly see some of the best products recognized when the winners are announced.”

Butchers and bakers from far and wide entered their products into this, the most prestigious pie competition in the world and this year’s bumper crop of entries includes a wide range of ‘products at their peak’ 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, Bridie and Apple pie.

Notes to 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’.

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