Back of the net for Bruce of the Broch

17th World Scotch Pie Championships 2016'Carol Smille, Mark Tomlinson (Chief Executive Officer at Bako North Western Group) and Alan Clarke (Chief Executive of Scottish Bakers)'Football Pie'Overall Winner'Bruce of the Broch, Fraserburgh'Steak Pie ' Fraserburgh United (Juniors)
17th World Scotch Pie Championships 2016'Carol Smille, Mark Tomlinson (Chief Executive Officer at Bako North Western Group) and Alan Clarke (Chief Executive of Scottish Bakers)'Football Pie'Overall Winner'Bruce of the Broch, Fraserburgh'Steak Pie ' Fraserburgh United (Juniors)

A Fraserburgh butcher has won the hotly-disputed Football Pie of the Year at the World Scotch Pie Championships on Wednesday.

Bruce of the Broch won the award for his steak pies which he supplies to local juniors side Fraserburgh United.

Alaistair Bruce, owner of the prize-winning butchers, said: “It was good to win it because there’s quite a lot of entries .

“To win the national one as well, particularly for the guys to say it’s the best football pie in Scotland, they’re just made up.”

The butcher was quick to congratulate the work his staff and highlight the work they put in to secure victory for the Broch.

Mr Bruce said: “It’s really a testament to the staff.

“Most of them have been with us for years so it’s really good for them.”

Bruce of the Broch supply the two football teams in Fraserburgh and took home prizes for the pies served at both clubs

The butchers also received awards in two more categories , including silver for their overall steak pie.

Mr Bruce believes that one of the advantages his shop has over other steak pie’s is that he has complete control of what goes into them.

He said: “It helps with us being a butcher and we also have the bakery side of our business so we have all our own meat and all our own pastry.”

The Broch butcher was also glad to beat one certain football pie in particular to the Football Pie of the Year.

Mr Bruce said: “It was good to beat the Killie pie.”

Bruce of the Broch won the prize with TV Presenter Carol Smilie and Jim Leishman, honorary director of Dunferline, acting as two of the judges.