Media release: The Three Little Bakers crowned Scottish Baker of the Year 2022/23


THE Three Little Bakers of Inverness were crowned Scottish Baker of the Year at a glittering ceremony in Glasgow this weekend.

Taking the ultimate title, the baker beat nearly 60 other bakers to be crowned Scottish Baker of the Year.

The baker also won:

Category Product Regional Award National Award
Bread [Sourdough] Multiseed Sourdough REGIONAL BRONZE AWARD
Scone [Potato Scone] Potato Scone NATIONAL SILVER AWARD

Paddy and Jane Murphy, of The Three Little Bakers. said: “We are delighted, we cannot tell you how proud we are of our team and their hard work which has paid dividends not just with product wins but with the ultimate win!

“We look forward to being the Scottish Baker of the Year and to enjoying the benefits being the world champions will bring to our business.”

With Scottish Bakers members out in force for their annual conference in Glasgow, the baker was presented their prize by Scottish Bakers’ Ambassador, Mich Turner MBE, who said: “With nearly 500 products from 57 bakers entered and with each product assessed for appearance, the quality of the bake and taste, The Three Little Bakers should be very proud of their success here today.”

The Scottish Baker of the Year competition sets out to select the best scones, loaves, savoury items, morning rolls, individual cakes and biscuits as well as the latest categories French and Danish-style pastries and Free-from bread, biscuits and cakes.

Added Alasdair Smith, chief executive of Scottish Bakers, who organise the competition: “With 50 industry professionals on hand during our annual judging day to put each product through its paces, our winners can be justifiably proud of their achievements.

“We really do congratulate all of our winners and we thank the voting public for taking the time to vote for their favourite bakery business.”

Notes for editors:

Scottish Bakers has been supporting and protecting the interests of Scotland’s bakery trade for over 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 Group

Thanks also go to our other sponsors:

Carr’s Flour, Fleming Howden, Virgin Money, DMD, Macphie, Bakels, Puratos, Andrew Ingredients, American Pan UK, Scotland Food and Drink, Rondo and Dawn Foods

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