Blairgowrie business crowned winner of World Championship Scotch Pie Awards

A Perthshire business has been crowned champions for the fifth time in World Championship Scotch Pie Awards.

Published 16th Jan 2024
Updated 16 th Jan 2024

James Pirie & Son of Blairgowrie has been crowned the winner of the 2024 World Championship Scotch Pie Awards.

The business, who won the competition in 2018, 2020 and 2022 as well as taking the title World Scotch Pie Champion of Champions in 2021 with their Scotch Pie, were told on 16 January that their pies have once again been named the best in the world.

Lesley Cameron, CEO of Scottish Bakers, who run the competition said: “With nearly 500 of the best pies on the market entered by 78 of the best butchers, bakers and other pie makers and with each and every entry put to the test by 50 pie professionals who were looking for the ‘best of the best’, the annual winners have now been announced and they should all be very proud”.

The winning products were all considered by the judges to be the best of the best when it came to taste, touch, appearance and smell across the categories from the iconic Scotch pie to football pies and savouries, macaroni pie, steak pie, sausage roll, hot savoury, vegetarian savoury, haggis savoury, Bridie and apple pies.

Scottish Bakers, the association which supports the interests of Scotland's bakery trade, organises the annual competition to shine a light on the craft skills pie makers demonstrate day in and day out lovingly making pies from scratch from locally sourced ingredients.

Carol Smillie presented the awards to the winners saying: “I am always delighted to present these awards, to meet so many faces old and new and of course all those delicious pies.

"These bakers and butchers consistently provide such high quality and the new faces tell me that the sector continues to thrive and prosper with more professionals than ever throwing their hats into the ring. Well done to all our winners.”

Winner of the 2024 World Championship Scotch Pie Awards in full

Aulds Bakeries LimitedJohnston Butchers
Bayne's the Family BakersKeptie Bakery Ltd
Beefcake CafeKinnaird Butcher Shop & Deli
Boghall ButchersMacleans Highland Bakery Ltd
Brownings the Bakers LtdMurrays Bakers
Bruce of the BrochNevis Bakery
Cafev8Pars Foods Ltd
Campbell’s Bakery LtdPastel
Christie the BakerPeter’s Bakery
Cooper Quality Butcher LimitedPie Aroma
D H RobertsonPie Sports
David at BrowningsS Collins & Son
David Cox ButchersStephens Bakery
David Stein ButchersStrachan Craft Butchers
Dunbar Community BakeryStuart’s Bakers & Butchers
Fisher & DonaldsonSugar and Spice
Goodfellows of Dundee LtdSugar and Spice
Grazey DaysTH Carson Butchers
Hame BakeryThe Bread Guy
Hugh Black & Sons LtdThe Butchers Bakery
Irvines ltdThe Cumbrae Butcher
J & H CairnsThe Kandy Bar Bakery
James Aitken ButchersThe Little Bakery
James Chapman (Butchers) LtdThe Premium Bakery Ltd
James pirie & sonTom Courts Quality Foods Ltd
JG Ross BakersW F Stark
JM BakeryWeeCOOK
John Gillespies & Sons LtdWrights Butchers

Known for cake making, experimental jam recipes, Champagne, whisky and gin drinking (and the inability to cook Gnocchi), Rosalind is the Food and Drink Editor and whisky writer for The Scotsman, as well as hosting Scran, The Scotsman's food and drink podcast.
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