ALL eyes were on Scottish products at the British Pie Awards recently as members of the Scotch Butchers Club lifted a batch of awards.

West Lothian-based John Lawsons Butchers won the Lamb Pie class, sponsored by Scotch Lamb PGI, with their Shredded Lamb Ragu Pie and also came away with four silver awards.

Boghall Butchers, also based in West Lothian, won the Dessert Pie class with their Bramley Apple Pie as well as lifting two gold, three silver and one bronze award.

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A&I Quality Butchers from Inverness scooped three bronze awards, Glasgow-based Gordon R Brown Butchers won a silver award and Scott Brothers, who are based in Dundee, walked away with a bronze award.

The annual event was held at Melton Mowbray, where experts, celebrity chefs and food writers judged more than 800 pies in 20 categories.

The top title of Supreme Champion 2017 was won by Walker & Son with their Dickinson & Morris Melton Mowbray Pork Pie.

Quality Meat Scotland (QMS), who run the Scotch Butchers Club, sponsored the Beef and Ale Pie class and the Lamb Pie class at the world-renowned awards in Melton Mowbray.

Graeme Sharp, QMS Marketing Executive, who was a judge at this year’s awards, said that all the winning butchers were clearly at the top of their trade.

“These awards focus purely on quality and taste and recognise the craft of bakers, butchers and other producers. All these attributes were clearly on show throughout the competition.

“The fantastic range of pies entered for these awards sends out a very positive message about the combination of traditional skills and innovation offered by our butchers. Congratulations to all the winners.”

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