Media release: The World Championship Scotch Pie Awards judging day set to be a taste test sensation


THE judges of the 22nd World Championship Scotch Pie Awards are limbering up for one of their favourite days of the year – a day that will see them select a series of best in category winners including the 2022 World Champion Scotch Pie; as bakers’ trade association, Scottish Bakers, brings back this much-anticipated and always hotly-contested competition.

Due to COVID restrictions, an one-off event was held in May this year, behind closed doors, which saw James Pirie & Son of Newtyle crowned the Champion of Champions.

It’s now back to a straight race for pie perfection across entrants in 11 categories: Scotch Pie, Football pies and savouries, Macaroni Pie, Steak Pie, Sausage Roll, Cold Savoury, Hot Savoury, Vegetarian Savoury, Haggis Savoury, Bridie and Apple Pies.

The media are invited to joins us at:

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

Date:  Wednesday 10th November

Press are invited at 11.30am for interviews and a photo call.

The winner will be announced at a prestigious luncheon on 18th January 2022 at the Westerwood Hotel, Cumbernauld.

Says Alasdair Smith, chief executive of Scottish Bakers: “As the countdown to judging day begins, my team are hard at work preparing to receive all the entries in a safe and socially distanced way. At the same time I am pretty sure that all of our entrants are also hard at work, not only baking fresh delights for their customers daily, but preparing to produce amazing entries to this year’s much anticipated competition.

“This really is the only competition of its kind, recognising excellence in the preparation of a perfect pie and it is now a regular fixture on the calendar as professional butchers and bakers throughout the country vie for pie supremacy and the boost to their business that always comes with such a sought after title.”

TV personality, Carol Smillie, who has once again agreed to present the awards in January, said” “I am so delighted to be back on board with the World Championship Scotch Pie Awards, the world may have changed, but our love of pies most definitely has not! It’s such a fun day celebrating the skills of so many butchers and bakers who kept the nation’s spirits up with our best loved dish.”

Notes for editors:

Scottish Bakers has been supporting and protecting the interests of Scotland’s bakery trade for 130 years.

Scottish Bakers’ core purpose is to promote and protect the interests of the trade; representing, advising and supporting all aspects of Scotland’s baking industry to ensure it remains competitive and equipped for growth.

It does this by providing the widest possible range of benefits that help its members sustain and grow their businesses including: skills development, technical information and assistance, competitions, sector intelligence, legal advice, financial discounts, and social and business networking.

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

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

With thanks to our awards partners: Bako

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