Peter praised for his perfect pies

Peter's Bakery prize pies
Peter's Bakery prize pies

A small bakery has won an award recognising their Scotch pies as some of the finest in the land.

Peter’s Bakery, based in Kirkintilloch’s Merkland Drive, scooped a bronze award in the 15 Scotch Pie Club World Championships.

An awards ceremony was held recently in Dunfermline, following a judging day where more than 540 pies, pasties, sausage rolls, bridies and savouries were put to the ultimate taste test by judges.

Peter McDonald, from Peter’s Bakery, said: “We are delighted with our win and can go away with our heads held very high indeed. To have been judged as one of the best in the land against so many of our peers is a huge achievement.”

The competition, which has run for 15 years, aims to highlight bakers and butchers who go the extra mile to create high quality artisan pastry products.

Head judge Robert Ross says the contest “raises the bar” for everybody involved in the industry.

Speaking at the awards lunch Alan Clarke, of Scottish Bakers, 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 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 that actively support and promote bakers and butchers in Scotland by encouraging and sharing best practise.