Scotch Pie champion gets ’70s band visit

World Scotch Pie Week got a little love to mark its 15th year when 1970s supergroup Bay City Rollers picked up a pie from the current champion’s shop.

Lead singer Les McKeown and his band stocked up on pies from JB Christie in Airdrie. “We love a great pie and always stock up when we are on home ground. Touring non-stop around the world means we need to keep our strength up, so it has been great today to stock up on the best pie in the land and it really lives up to its reputation as a champ,” McKeown said.

Butchers and bakers from across Scotland will have the opportunity to be recognised for producing the highest-quality products if they enter the awards, which are supported by Scottish Bakers and the Scottish Federation of Meat Traders.

This year will be the first since the competition was created that a sweet treat round will be included, which will see judges decided the best apple pie.

Chief executive of Scottish Bakers Alan Clarke is delighted with the support that the Bay City Rollers are giving to the competition. He said: “They are an iconic Scottish Band and the Scotch Pie is an iconic Scottish product, we are delighted to announce that the band will join our group of professional judges this year to select the best pies in the land.”

Entry forms should be submitted by 1 November and products should be delivered to Carnegie Conference Centre, Halbeath Road, Dunfermline, KY11 8DY, between 9am and 11.30am on Wednesday, 13 November 2012.

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