Dunfermline Athletic


Wednesday, 30th Nov 2005

The World Scotch Pie Club presented their 2006 Awards on St Andrews Day. The best placed butcher's Scotch Pie was the runner up submitted by Jim Hastie, 36 Commercial Street, Markinch, Fife.

The overall winner picking up the Scotch Pie World Championship was the Bon Bon Cake Shop in Airdrie. Craft Butchers did well in all categories; Scotch Pie, Bridie and Speciality Pastries. The full list of prize winning Craft Butchers Scotch Pies is as follows:-

2006 Scotch Pies Championship
Gold Award Jim Hastie, 36 Commercial Street, Markinch
Silver Award John Saunderson, 40 Leven Street, Tollcross, Edinburgh
Silver Award Alex Jack Ltd, 12 Bridge Street, Stranraer
Silver Award Boghall Butchers, 65 Margaret Avenue, Boghall, West Lothian
Bronze Award Scott Brothers, Strathmartine Road, Dundee
Bronze Award RT Stuart Ltd., 8-12 College Street, Buckhaven

2006 Bridie Championship
Silver Award Tom Courts Quality Foods, Raith Centre, Cowdenbeath
Silver Award D G Lindsay, 15 North Methven Street, Perth
Bronze Award Scott Brothers, Strathmartine Road, Dundee
Bronze Award Grossetts of Tayside, 146 Arbroath Road, Dundee

Jim and Pat Hastie were delighted to win their award. They came runner up to the World Champion but were most satisfied since their entry for the competition was selected straight off their shelves.

Jim explained that he chose the best looking pies from the production on the day of the judging.
"What won was our usual recipe, we did nothing special to the pies we chose to enter."

In the Speciality Pastry Category the top award went to Jim and Janet Craig from F Ballard, Butchers High Street, Castle Douglas. Other prizes won by Craft Butchers are listed below:-

2006 Speciality Pastry Products Awards

Diamond Award Rosti Lamb Pie F Ballard, Butchers 152 King Street, Castle Douglas
Gold Award Poached Haddock Pie Boghall Butchers, 65 Margaret Avenue, Boghall, West Lothian
Gold Award Turkey and Cranberry Pie Prentice Butcher, 4 Golden Square, Duns, Borders TD11 3HU
Silver Award Turkey, Chicken and Leek Pie Andrew Gillespie, 1601 Great Western Road, Anniesland, Glasgow G13 1LP
Bronze Award Chicken and Curry Pie RT Stuart Ltd., 8-12 College Street, Buckhaven

At the presentations at Lauder College, Dunfermline on St Andrews Day, an elated Janet Craig from F Ballard said that their diamond winning pie was minced lamb with grated potato and cream rosti in a scotch pie shell.

"We did in the shop to try it before the competition. It is a good seller but it was the competition that encouraged it.

The filling is like a Bolognese minced lamb - strong flavoured - with a topping that is a mix between rosti and creamy potato gratin. We tried it with chunks of lamb but it is better minced.

"We have a very big Steak Pie and Scotch Pie trade. We won a bronze three years ago and it more than doubled our pie trade."

Husband Jim added, "The lamb all comes from our own farm at Tywnholm. Sufffolk and Texel lambs are home grown for an all year round supply."

World Scotch Pie Club supremo, Alan Stuart said that the Awards Presentation Lunch that saw 120 bakers and butchers come together was "to celebrate, the skills, the enthusiasm and the passion still flourishing in our two crafts."

views: 1,790
Scottish Craft Butchers

Scottish Craft ButchersThe Points of Difference
Your Natural Choice

Read more

Who are Scottish Craft Butchers

Who are Scottish Craft Butchers"Scottish Craft Butchers" is a consumer facing branding for members of the only Trade organisation that represents the independent retail meat trade in Scotland.

Read more

Burgers should be thoroughly cooked

Burgers should be thoroughly cookedWe do not recommend serving raw burgers

Read more


WE ARE THE CHAMPIONSA list of all the current Scottish Champions from meat product competitions.

Read more

Preparation of Steak Tartare

Preparation of Steak TartareGuidance - Raw and rare meat dishes

Read more


LIKE US ON FACEBOOKScottish Craft Butcher Facebook page

Read more

To top