Media release: The pie’s the limit at the World Championship Scotch Pie Awards judging day


The media are invited to joins us at:

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

Date:  Wednesday 16th November

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

BUTCHERS, bakers and other pie makers are limbering up to craft their best pies ever, as judging day for the annual World Championship Scotch Pie Awards 2022/3 is nearly upon us – when our winners will be selected and the shortlist whittled down to find out who will take this much-coveted prize.

This annual competition is always hotly contested with not just the best Scotch Pie up for a top prize but also Football Pies & Savouries, Macaroni Pies, Steak Pies, Sausage Rolls, Cold Savouries, Hot Savouries, Vegetarian Savouries, Haggis Savouries, Bridies and Apple Pies.

Judging will take place during 16th November at the Carnegie Conference Centre, Halbeath Road, Dunfermline, KY11 8DY.

The competition offers proud pie producers across Scotland and from further afield the opportunity to be recognised as producers of the highest quality savoury products and apple pies on the market, with awards given to the best products in each category.

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

The winner will be announced at a prestigious awards lunch on 24th January 2023 at the Westerwood Hotel, Cumbernauld, by TV personality and long-term pie award presenter, Carol Smillie.

She 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, bakers and other pie makers who kept the nation’s spirits up with our best loved dish.”

This year, Scottish Bakers is shining a light on the sponsors who make this competition possible every year:

The overall awards partner and Scotch Pie category sponsor is BAKO, a leading supplier of bakery products and ingredients. Owned by bakers for bakers, BAKO is a wholesale supplier of bakery and food service products.

The Bridie category is sponsored by AAK who specialise in plant-based oils that are the value-adding ingredients in many of the products people love to consume.

The Maclean Cup and the Apple Pie category are both sponsored by Carr’s Flour. Carr’s  have been milling flour in the UK for almost 200 years. They know a thing or two about what bakers need promising to mill the finest flour to help bakers make great baking moments.

The Football Pie category is sponsored by Rondo who manufacture high-quality machines and systems for the production of pastry of all types; they call this ‘dough-how’.

The Sausage Roll category is sponsored by Fleming Howden, which is a business that is long renowned for sourcing, manufacturing and distributing a wide range of bakery ingredients and yeast products focused on delivering the perfect mix and in doing so, providing excellence to the Scottish bakery industry.

The Steak Pie and Cold Savoury categories are sponsored by DMD 2000 who are an UK-based food packaging manufacturer specialising in the production of thermoformed packaging and trays in addition to bespoke thermoformed packaging products.

The Hot Savoury category is sponsored by Andrew Ingredients, who are a bakery ingredient supplier to the bakery sector. Their wide range of high-quality food ingredients, bakery ingredients and bakery supplies, backed by friendly and reliable service, ensures that everything they supply is the best of its kind.

The Haggis Savoury category is sponsored by Dalziel group which serves the meat processing, retail butchery and bakery sector encompassing meat seasoning blends and ingredients, frozen and chilled meat, butchery supplies, crumb and battering systems and industrial food machinery.

The Macaroni Pie category is sponsored by Marshalls who are one of Scotland’s leading pasta manufacturers. Since 1885, the business has grown its range to suit all tastes including macaroni, semolina, farola, spirali, penne, spaghetti and lasagne – all of which are produced using the finest durum wheat.

And the Vegetarian Savoury category is sponsored by Macphie, an international renowned family food ingredient manufacturer. From bread to savoury sauces and everything in between.

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