A North Ayrshire bakery has beaten off competition from 100 butchers and bakers to be crowned World Scotch Pie champion.

Now in its seventeenth year, the World Scotch Pie Championship the competition puts the spotlight on quality artisan products. And the Kandy Bar of Saltcoats once again scooped the big prize having previously taken the title in 2013.

Kandy Bar owner Stephen McAllister said in an interview with BakeryInfo.co.uk: “To win again, I cannot believe it! …This award is proof that The Kandy Bar team is the best in the land. I am really looking forward to the year ahead and to selling more of our winning pies than ever.”

The competition was the biggest ever this year, receiving a record number of entries – more than 500 products entered across the 10 categories – and the winners were:

Football pie: Bruce of the Broch, Fraserburgh (steak pie served at Fraserburgh United Juniors’ matches)
Steak pie: Brownings the Bakers, Kilmarnock
Hot savoury: Nevis Bakery, Fort William (peppered steak & Stornoway black pudding pie)
Maclean’s cup: Macdonald Bros, Pitlochry (vegetable quiche pie)
Sausage roll: Thomas Johnston, Falkirk
Haggis savoury: Foston Fine Meats, Berwickshire (steak, haggis & Drambuie pie)
Vegetarian savoury: Macdonald Bros, Pitlochry (vegetable quiche pie)
Apple pie: Boghall Butchers, Bathgate
Bridie: W F Stark, Buckhaven (mince bridie)
Cold savoury: Ballards Butchers, Dumfries (poachers pie)

 

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