Peter’s pies are perfect

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A bakery in Kirkintilloch has landed its latest tasty trophy after triumphing at the 19th World Championship Scotch Pie Awards.

Peter’s Bakery came away with silver awards for its mouthwatering apple tart.

Well known TV personality Carol Smillie handed over the prize at a special presentation.

A spokesperson for the bakery said: “We are delighted with our win and can go away with our heads held very high indeed.

“To have been judged as one of the best in land against so many of our peers is a huge achievement.”

Awards presenter Carol Smillie said “I am delighted to have been asked to come along today and present the World Championship Scotch Pie Awards for a third time. Each and every butcher and baker here today knows they make something special so a confirmation of this kind is the real icing on the cake.”

Eighty butchers and bakers entered the contest, serving up more than 400 pies, sausage rolls, bridies, savouries and apple pies.

Head judge Ian Nelson said: “The competition, which has run for 19 years, aims to highlight that bakers and butchers create high quality pastry products. Recognising the ‘great and the good’ in this way rewards excellence and raises the bar in the industry”.

Craig McPhie, President of Scottish Bakers, said: “Once again we have brought together the best pies and baked goods in the land and today we can really celebrate the achievement of our hard working butchers and bakers.”