J B Christie is crowned World Scotch Pie Champion 2013

The Scotch Pie Club has announced J B Christie of Airdrie as winner of the 14th World Scotch Pie Championship. The company also won a gold award for its speciality onion pie in the Hot Savoury category.

First runner-up in the whole competition was The Little Bakery of Dumfries, while second runner-up was Denholm Bakers of Wishaw, and competition organisers said they should both be very proud of their “pie prowess”.

Andrew Chisholm from J B Christie said: “Words cannot express how delighted we are to have been given the ultimate accolade and to be able to call our pie the World Champion, as judged by a panel of experts, is just fantastic. I only bought the business a few months ago, so this award is a testament to the J B Christie team, who are the best in the land. I am really looking forward to the year ahead and to selling more of our winning pies than ever.”

Competition founder Alan Stuart 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 today 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. Both trade associations actively support and promote bakers and butchers in Scotland by encouraging and sharing best-practice.

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