Milngavie Butchers are super pie guys

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Steak pies made in Milngavie have been judged amongst the best in Scotland.

Milngavie Butchers won an award at the 2013 Scottish Craft Butchers Steak Pie Evaluation held at Perth College last month and the butchers’ Kenneth McAllister received his award at a special presentation held at Garfield House Hotel, Stepps.

More than 150 pies from throughout the country were tested for appearance, flavour, filling and appeal.

The panel of judges included experts, cooks and interested consumers and the event was organised by the Scottish Federation of Meat Traders in conjunction with the Scotch Butchers Club and William Sword Ltd.

Milngavie Butchers won the gold award for its steak and kidney pie.

David Mooney, Direct Sales Manager of William Sword, said: “These awards are extremely important in the Scottish meat industry calendar, celebrating excellence across the board. To receive an award is a fantastic achievement as these winners represent the upper crust of the Scottish meat industry, tremendous given the high standard of produce across Scotland as a whole.”

Laurent Vernet, Head of Marketing with Quality Meat Scotland which runs the Scotch Butchers Club, sponsors of the Steak Pie Evaluation, said: “Scotland’s beef is world-renowned thanks to its outstanding quality and exceptional taste.

“It’s also an extremely versatile product which can be used to make fantastic modern recipes as well as high quality products such as steak pie.

“This award is a fantastic opportunity to see the energy, enthusiasm and skill our butchers have. Their commitment to producing top quality beef products points to a bright future for the industry.”