Don’t wait for your scotch pie in the sky

JM Bakery staff Wendy Watson (left) and Angela Low, manager, pictured with their winning chilli con carne pies.
JM Bakery staff Wendy Watson (left) and Angela Low, manager, pictured with their winning chilli con carne pies.

Angus bakeries have had their fingers in more than one pie with a successful year at the World Championships.

Keptie Bakery was presented with a top award at the 16th World Scotch Pie Championships, scooping the bronze in the coveted main category.

Karen Duplexcito and Jane Eaton pictured with Keptie Bakery's Bronze prize scotch pies.

Karen Duplexcito and Jane Eaton pictured with Keptie Bakery's Bronze prize scotch pies.

This year’s awards saw the busiest judging day yet with a record entry of 100 butchers and bakers entering some 567 pies, pasties, savouries and apple pies into the competition with some 300 hopefuls attending the awards luncheon in Cumbernauld.

Owner Jane Eaton attended with her husband Allan, the head baker: “We only took over the bakery four years ago. Last year we won the gold for our steak bridie and now this. It is brilliant.”

It was the icing on the cake for the Keptie Bakery who gained the accolade for the best scone in Scotland at the end of last year. JM Bakery, who have high street shops in Arbroath, Carnoustie and Monifieth, also scored highly in at the prestigious awards, with a hot win for their chilli con carne pie.

Manageress Angela Low from the Arbroath branch said: “They have been selling really well.”

And we, the reporting team, can confirm their deserved popularity as we managed to secure one of only four left on Tuesday morning!