Say aye tae a pie! World champ set to be announced

Say aye tae a pie!
Say aye tae a pie!

Bay City Rollers front man Les McKeown will be present the 15th World Scotch Pie champion with their prize at the Westerwood Hotel in Cumbernauld on Wednesday.

Les McKeown, the voice of the ‘70s super group singing hits such as ‘Bye Bye Baby’, ‘Shang A Lang’ and ‘Give A Little Love’ said: “We love a great pie and always stock up when we are on home ground. Touring non stop around the world means we need to keep our strength up so we always say ‘aye to a pie. Being a judge again this year was a huge honour and I am looking forward to congratulating all the winners”.

The competition is supported by Scottish Bakers and the Scottish Federation of Meat Traders. Both trade associations actively support and promote bakers and butchers in Scotland by encouraging and sharing best practice.

Alan Clarke, chief executive of Scottish Bakers, is delighted with the support that the Bay City Rollers are giving to the competition “they are an iconic Scottish Band and the Scotch Pie is an iconic Scottish product.”

In addition to Scotch pies, bakers and butchers are invited to enter their best sausage rolls, bridies, speciality savouries, Scottish football pie, apple pie or savoury.

The competition gives butchers and bakers across Scotland the opportunity to become recognised as producing the highest quality products around the globe with awards given to those producing the best products in each category. The winner of the Scotch Pie category will be declared as the world champion.

The competition, which has run for 15 years, aims to highlight that bakers and butchers create high quality artisan pastry products. Recognising the “great and the good” in this way rewards excellence and raises the bar in the industry.

The competition is sponsored by wholesaler to the food industry, Bako Northern and Scotland.