Nevis Bakery pies are ‘golden’
FORT WILLIAM baker Archie Paterson of Nevis Bakery has won gold at the regional final of this year’s Scottish Baker of the Year awards.
The High Street business won a regional gold award and a national bronze for its steak pies.
Owner Mr Paterson said: ‘We are extremely pleased to be recognised as one of Scotland’s best bakers.
‘We take our business very seriously and use traditional methods and craftsmen’s skills to deliver quality every time. But we could not have come this far in the competition without the votes of all of our customers, thank you.’
Mr Paterson, who was a chef in the Lochaber area before setting up the bakery, told the Lochaber
Times, his steak pie recipe is one he has been working with since his days in the kitchen. He said: ‘ We have been winning awards for our steak pies for the last 15 years, and we always pick up prizes at this event.
‘The steak pies are a really popular product and we are pleased to have won.’
Mr Paterson opened the bakery in 1981, with a shop on the High Street and a factory in Corpach, where the award-winning pies and other delicious treats are made.
Judge on ITV’s Britain’s Best Bakery, Mich Turner MBE, presented the team from Nevis Bakery with their award at a glittering ceremony in Glasgow.
More than 11,000 customers from across Scotland voted for their favourite bakery products across eight categories.
Nevis Bakery production assistant manager Robert Lawrie, right, and baker Leszek Kotowicz with the award-winning pies.