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2017 Craft Butchers Handheld Steak Pie Awards

Saturday, 31st Dec 2016

Category sponsored by TPS Scotland
New Years Honours List reveals best butchers handheld Steak Pie comes from Castle Douglas

Handheld steak pies produced by Ballard Butchers in Castle Douglas have been voted the best in Scotland!

Owner Jimmy Craig (pictured) said he was “very proud” to be recognised in this meaty New Year honours list. Being judged the best small steak pie in Scotland will turn the public focus on the CD butchers and Jimmy said it was credit to his entire team that they have taken the Diamond Award.

Ballards Butchers Castle Douglas
Falleninch Farm Butchers Stirling
Gary Walker Possilpark
John Hill Dunblane
Mearns T McCaskie Weymss Bay
Richards Family Butchers Grangemouth
Scott Brothers Dundee
Shaw the Butcher Glasgow
A &. G Collie Kemnay
A &. I Quality Culloden
A E Brown &. Son Turriff
Andrew Kirk Cardenden
Andrew Reid Glasgow
Bert Fowlie Strichen
Boghall Butchers Bathgate
Clark &. Drummond Stirling
Cross Butchers Ltd Kilsyth
D G Lindsay &. Son Perth
D H Robertson Arbroath
Dales Traditional Butchers Ltd Kirkby Lonsdale
Edenmill Farm Shop Blanefield
Fergusons of Airdrie Airdrie
Fleming Butchers Arbroath
H M Sheridan Ballater
James Aitken Butchers Alloa
James Chapman (Butchers) Ltd Wishaw
K Walker`s Family Butchers Kilcreggan
Kenneth Allan Butchers Blairgowrie
Murdoch Brothers Forres
Puddledub Pork Auchtertool
Shaws Fine Meats Lauder
Stuarts of Buckhaven Buckhaven
T &. R Skinner Kippen
T H Carson Dalbeattie
T H Stevenson &. Sons Stanley
Thomas Johnston Falkirk
Tom Courts Buntisland Butchers Burntisland
W F Stark Buckhaven

“This gives us a great boost as we go in to 2017,” said Jimmy Craig.

Jimmy’s family are farmers, rearing their own cattle whose meat they sell at the shop and use in all their products along with their own lamb and locally-sourced pork.

“My wife Janet is responsible for all the pies,” he said. “We’re still making them to traditional recipes – but with our own wee twists.

Jimmy wasn’t going to give everything away but he added:-

“I reckon the secret to a winning handheld steak pie is the puff pastry lid and the quality of filling.”

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