Baker’s award success wins praise from Baker

Claire Baker MSP at Stuart's the baker premises in Methil
Claire Baker MSP at Stuart's the baker premises in Methil

MSP Claire Baker visited Stuart’s of Buckhaven bakery to sample the expertise which secured it a special accolade.

The 2013 Baker of the Year awards also saw prizes for Bayne’s Bakeries and G. H. Barnett of Cellardyke, with Dunfermline-based Stephens the main winner.

Ms Baker has already celebrated the success of the Fife bakeries in Parliament through the lodging of a Parliamentary motion, which allowed fellow MSPs to show their support.

The Mid Scotland and Fife Labour member visited Stuart’s Dubbieside bakery in Methil and was shown around by managing director Alan Stuart.

Ms Baker spoke to staff and tried her hand at making doughnuts, packaging the morning rolls and cutting out the cabin rolls.

She said:“Stuart’s of Buckhaven should be congratulated as a local family-run business bringing in jobs to the local economy.

“The hard work and dedication of the staff is clear to see in the finished products and they fully deserve their recognition, as do the other winners. We are lucky to have so many award-winning family-run bakeries in Fife and we have a strong claim to be the baking capital of Scotland.”