The World Championship Scotch Pie Awards 2019 came to an exciting conclusion today (Tuesday 15th January) as The Little Bakery of Dumfries was announced as the 20th winner of the competition making them THE WORLD SCOTCH PIE CHAMPION OF 2019.
Following a busy judging day with over 80 butchers and bakers entering over 450 pies, sausage rolls, bridies, savouries and apple pies into the competition and with some 200 hopefuls attending the awards luncheon in Cumbernauld, The Little Bakery can truly be proud to have produced the best Scotch Pie in the land.
Kerr Little of the Little Bakery said "We won, I am speechless! To have been given the ultimate accolade today and to be able to call our pie the WORLD CHAMPION as judged by a panel of experts is just excellent. This award is proof of what I have known for a long time that The Little Bakery team is the best in the land. I am really looking forward to the year ahead and to selling more of our champion pies than ever."
TV presenter and entrepreneur Carol Smillie, who presented The Little Bakery with their award said "I have announced the winner for four years in a row now and I know what it means to win so I am delighted for The Little Bakery and for what the year ahead holds. But for every winner here today, they can be proud and I hope they all see business boom as they all enjoy their well-deserved success."
"The competition, which has run for 20 years, aims to highlight that bakers and butchers create high quality pastry products day in day out. Recognising the "great and the good" in this way rewards excellence and raises the bar in the industry" says head judge Ian Nelson who oversaw the judging process to ensure only the best pies were recognised and that only the best of the best was crowned world champion.
Ronnie Miles, President 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 our World Champion, and indeed everyone today taking away a prize, they are all winners in my book."
The World Championship Scotch Pie Awards was launched in 1999 by proud butcher and baker Alan Stuart with an aim to focus on quality and innovation. Since then the competition has gone from strength to strength seeing hundreds of Butchers and Bakers compete with each other to win the coveted title – World Champion Scotch Pie