A DUMFRIES bakery has been honoured with the accolade of having the best Scotch Pie in the land.
The Little Bakery came out on top at The World Championship Scotch Pie Awards, which took place in Cumbernauld yesterday.
It saw over 80 butchers and bakers entering 450 pies, sausage rolls, bridies, savouries and apple pies into the competition.
After being presented with a suitably pie-shaped trophy, Kerr Little of The Little Bakery said: “I am speechless, to have been given the ultimate accolade today and to be able to call our pie the wold 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,” said head judge Ian Nelson, who oversaw the judging process.
This morning, it was business as usual for the The Little Bakery, despite the triumph of the day before.
Kerr and his family were back in the bakery early doors to make sure customers could get their hands on the award winning pies.
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