National honour for Letham bakery

Picture (from left) are Mike Tulley, from sponsors Bako Northern and Scotland, Allan Eaton and Les McKeon.
Picture (from left) are Mike Tulley, from sponsors Bako Northern and Scotland, Allan Eaton and Les McKeon.

The Keptie Bakery in Letham has scooped a medal in a national competition for the quality of its pies.

It won bronze in the 16th World Scotch Pie Championships, organised by the Scotch Pie Club Award, held recently in Cumbernauld

The competition enjoyed its busiest judging day ever with a record entry of 100 butchers and bakers from across the country entering a number of different classes.

Allan Eaton, from the bakery, said: “We are delighted with our win 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.”

The ultimate prize and new holder of the title ‘World Scotch Pie Champion 2015’ went to Murray’s Bakers of Perth.

Robert Ross, head judge, said: “The competition, which has run for 16 years, aims to highlight that bakers and butchers create high quality artisan pastry products.

“Recognising the ‘great and the good’ in this way rewards excellence and raises the bar in the industry.”

The prizes were presented on the night by former Bay City Roller Les McKeon.