Scotch Pie Championship heats up

Scotland’s top butchers and bakers have been judged for the 17th World Scotch Pie Championships. 

Judging took place at Carnegie Conference Centre, Dunfermline on Wednesday 11 November 2015 and the winners will be announced on 13 January 2016.

This year’s competition saw nearly 100 butchers and bakers from all over Scotland deliver more than 500 of their best pies, savouries and bridies for judging. The products ranged from Scotch pies, sausage rolls, speciality savouries, Scottish football pie, apple pie and, for the first time ever, a haggis category.

Provost of Fife and football legend Jim Leishman was one of the 50 expert judges.

“I was honoured to be asked to join the panel of judges again for this iconic competition. The contest is a hard-fought one and in each category we are looking for something really special that stands out from the crowd,” he said.

The World Scotch Pie Championships has run for 17 years and aims to highlight bakers and butchers that create top quality artisan pastry products.

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

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