Diamond Awards for Dales Butchers

Diamond Awards for Dales Butchers

Mark Duckworth of Dales Butchers being presented with his World Championship Scotch Pie Award

Dales Traditional Butchers scoops Diamond Awards at the 21st World Championship Scotch Pie Awards!

We’re proud to announce that Dales Butchers were recognised with top awards in the Cold Savoury category for our Pork and Haggis Pie, as well as in the Haggis category for our Scotch and Haggis Pie – making them the best savouries in the world!

We were presented with the awards from TV Personality and entrepreneur, Carol Smillie, at a ceremony which took place at the Hilton Hotel in Cumbernauld on January 14th.

We also came away with two other awards, a gold award for our pork and black pudding pie, and a bronze award for our pork sausage roll.

Dales Butchers owner, Mark Duckworth 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 against so many of our peers is a huge achievement.”

Over 75 professional pie makers entered around 460 of their best products into 11 categories this year and the competition has been fierce so it’s great to be in with the winners.

TV presenter and entrepreneur Carol Smillie, who presented the awards said, “The World Championship Scotch Pie Awards really is one of the highlights of my year. I have been hosting since 2016 and I have seen many well deserved winners in all the categories take to the stage that I know what it means to win.  Every winner here today should be proud of their success and I hope they all see their businesses grow and prosper in the year to come.”

“For 21 years now professional pie makers throughout Scotland, and from even further afield, have been so proud of their produce that they have taken the time and trouble to enter The World Championship Scotch Pie Awards,” says head judge, Ian Nelson, who oversaw the judging process to ensure the best pies were recognised today. “And I must say that the standard keeps getting better each year. All of our winners deserve the accolades they have taken home today.”

Alasdair Smith, Chief Executive of Scottish Bakers said,“At Scottish Bakers, our core purpose is to promote and protect the interests of the trade and this competition makes our task simple. I am incredibly proud to be a part of this competition recognising excellence and celebrating success. Everyone here today is a winner.”

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