Northumberland bakery makes shortlist for World Championship Scotch Pie Awards
A Northumberland bakery has reached the finals of the World Championship Scotch Pie Awards 2020.
Trotters Family Bakers, based in Seahouses, secured a place on the shortlist for the 21st staging of the event after a busy day of judging in Dunfermline.
Last year it won bronze medals for its vegetarian quiche and quiche lorraine.
A panel of over 60 professional judges, including guest judge and Outlander actor Scott Kyle, assessed each product on its appearance, quality, consistency and taste.
“Over 75 professional pie makers entered over 450 of their best products into 11 categories this year and the competition has been fierce so Trotters Family Bakers can be proud to have come this far,” said head judge Ian Nelson on behalf of Scottish Bakers which manages the competition.
Alasdair Smith, chief executive of Scottish Bakers, added: "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 professional butchers and bakers across the country vie for pie perfection and the boost to their business that always comes with such a sought-after title."
Categories include scotch pie, football pies & savouries, macaroni pie, steak pie, sausage roll, cold savoury, hot savoury, vegetarian savoury, haggis savoury, bridie and apple pie.
The winner will be announced at a luncheon on January 14, 2020 at the Westerwood Hotel, Cumbernauld.