Success of Buckhaven pies spreads further

David Mooney (left), Alan Stuart with Jack Broussine (right) of the Scotch Butchers Club
David Mooney (left), Alan Stuart with Jack Broussine (right) of the Scotch Butchers Club

Buckhaven steak pies have once again been judged as being amongst the tastiest and best savoury delights in Scotland.

W F Stark and Stuart’s of Buckhaven have both won awards at the 2013 Scottish Craft Butchers Steak Pie Evaluation held at Perth College last month and they received their awards at a special presentation held at The Lovat Hotel, Perth last week.

More than 150 pies from throughout the country were tested for appearance, flavour, filling and appeal by a panel of judges including experts, cooks and interested consumers and the event was organised by the Scottish Federation of Meat Traders in conjunction with the Scotch Butchers Club and William Sword Ltd.

W F Stark, the College Street butcher owned by Amos Stark, won silver awards for it traditional steak pie and steak and haggis pie.

Stuart’s won silver awards for its traditional steak pie and miners’ steak pie with beef sausage.

Meanwhile Stuart’s has formed a new partnership with Scotmid Co-operative 
to open the supermarket chain’s first in-store butcher shop.

The butchery counter is now inside Scotmid’s South Queensferry store and will employ two full-time butchers from Stuart’s.

Alan Stuart said: “Stuart’s of Buckhaven, under the 
guiding hand of our Butchery director Derek McMahon, are thrilled to have been selected to pilot, in South Queensferry, the first Scotmid in-store family butcher’s shop.

“We are really looking forward to building up a vibrant, busy shop offering a wide range of quality fresh meats and related products which will delight existing Scotmid customers and attract new customers over the threshold to sample our wares.”