Gold for Hame Bakery and Bert Fowlie

Bert Fowlie are delighted with their Gold award achievement
Bert Fowlie are delighted with their Gold award achievement

The Scotch Pie Club is delighted to announce that two Buchan companies have been presented top awards at the 16th World Scotch Pie Championships.

Peterhead’s The Hame Bakery was awarded Gold for its Scotch Pie while Bert Fowlie of Strichen received Gold for its Mediterranean Lasagne Pie in the Vegetarian Savoury category.

A spokesperson for The Hame Bakery said: “We are delighted with our win and can go away with our heads held very high indeed.

“To have been judged as one of the best in land against so many of our peers is a huge achievement.”

The ultimate prize and new holder of the title “World Scotch Pie Champion 2015” went to Murrays Bakers of Perth.

This year’s competition became the busiest judging day ever with a record entry of 100 butchers and bakers entering some 567 pies, pasties, sausage rolls, bridies, savouries and apple pies.

And with some 300 hopefuls attending the awards luncheon in Cumbernauld, all of the butchers and bakers that were shortlisted can truly be proud to have produced some of the best products in the land.

The competition, which has run annually for the last 16 years, aims to highlight that bakers and butchers create high quality artisan pastry products.

Alan Clarke of Scottish Bakers, said: “Once again we have brought together the best pies and baked goods in the land and today we can really celebrate the achievement of our hard working butchers and bakers.

“My heartfelt congratulations go to our winner, and indeed everyone taking away a prize, they are all winners in my book.”

The competition is supported by Scottish Bakers and the Scottish Federation of Meat Traders.