Cellardyke baker picks up two bronzes in pie contest

Murray Barnett collecting one of his bronze awards at the Scotch Pie Championship in January 2013 from Alan Stuart, the competition founder and Mike Tully Chief Executive Officer at Bako Northern and Scotland.

Murray Barnett collecting one of his bronze awards at the Scotch Pie Championship in January 2013 from Alan Stuart, the competition founder and Mike Tully Chief Executive Officer at Bako Northern and Scotland.

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CELLARDYKE’S G. H. Barnett and Son has secured its place in the upper crust of the pie world by winning two awards at the recent World Scotch Pie Championships.

The popular baker took home bronze awards for its macaroni and scotch pies.

The businesses Stewart Barnett 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.”

More than 100 butchers and bakers entered some 500 pies, pasties, sausage rolls, bridies and savouries into the competition which was celebrating its 14th year.

J. B. Christie Ltd. of Airdrie was crowned overall winner with competition organiser Alan Stuart of Stuart’s of Buckhaven praising the successful entrants.

He said: “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.

Head judge Robert Ross added Barnett’s can truly be proud to have produced some of the best pies in the land.