Award shortlist for bakers

Will J G Ross (Bakers) Ltd's pies win a prize?
Will J G Ross (Bakers) Ltd's pies win a prize?

J G Ross (Bakers) Ltd of Inverurie has secured a slot on the shortlist of the 18th World Championship Scotch Pie Awards.

Alan Clarke, Chief Executive of Scottish Bakers, said: “100 butchers and bakers entered 500 of their best products into 11 categories this year and the competition has been fierce so J G Ross (Bakers) Ltd can be proud to have come this far.

“The World Championship Scotch Pie Awards is the only competition of its kind recognising excellence in the preparation of a perfect pie.

“The competition is now a regular fixture on the calendar as butchers and bakers throughout the land vie for pie supremacy and the boost to their business that always comes with such a sought after title.”

This year’s bumper crop of entries included a wide range of ‘products at their peak’ with accolades on offer for the best Scotch Pie, Football Pies & Savouries, Macaroni Pie, Steak Pie, Sausage Roll, Cold Savoury, Hot Savoury, Vegetarian Savoury, Haggis Savoury, Bridie and Apple Pie.

The Inverurie bakers will find out if they have been successful when the award winners are announced at a prestigious luncheon to be hosted by Carol Smillie on 11 January 2017 in Cumbernauld.