Broch’s Bruce picks up pie gold

GOLD: Alistair Bruce of Bruce of the Broch with two of his recent pie awards.
GOLD: Alistair Bruce of Bruce of the Broch with two of his recent pie awards.

The Scotch Pie Club has announced that Bruce of the Broch has been presented with two gold awards at the 14th World Scotch Pie Championships.

Following the judging day, which had a record number of entries with more than 100 butchers and bakers entering around 500 pies, pasties, sausage rolls, bridies and savouries into the competition, Bruce of the Broch was decided to have created one of the best steak pies in the land.

The local butchers also picked the award for best football pie.

Alistair Bruce from Bruce of the Broch said: “We are delighted with our win here today 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.”

“The competition, which has run for 14 years, aims to highlight that bakers and butchers create high quality artisan pastry products. Recognising the “great and the good” in this way rewards excellence and raises the bar in the industry,” said head judge Robert Ross who has, for many years now, overseen the judging process to ensure only the best pies are recognised and that only the best of the best is crowned world
champion.

Alan Stuart, competition founder, commented: “I am a proud man! 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.

“My heartfelt congratulations go to our winner, and indeed
everyone today taking
away a prize, they are all winners in my book.”

The competition is supported by Scottish Bakers and the Scottish Federation of Meat Traders.

Alan Clarke and Douglas Scott, respective Chief Executives of both Associations were impressed with the overall standard of the products and gave thanks to Bako Northern and Scotland who have sponsored the
competition.

Last year, butchers Bruce of the Broch beat off strong competition to win gold for their smoked haddock pie, adding a bronze award for their bridies.