Butcher fill­ing good for fi­nals date

Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser - - News - Ian Bunt­ing

A Muir­head butcher is hop­ing to give the com­pe­ti­tion a past­ing af­ter it was short­listed for a place in the pres­ti­gious Scotch Pie world cham­pi­onship fi­nals.

S Collins & Son will take its place along­side the finest firms from across the coun­try at the Wester­wood Ho­tel in Cumbernauld in Jan­uary.

The Lind­say­beg Road­based busi­ness warmed the hearts and stom­achs of more than 50 pro­fes­sional judges at a tast­ing event in Dun­fermline.

Each tasty treat was sam­pled and judged on its “ap­pear­ance, qual­ity, con­sis­tency and taste”.

Head judge Ian Nel­son said: “More than 80 butch­ers and bak­ers en­tered close to 500 of their best prod­ucts into 11 cat­e­gories this year and the com­pe­ti­tion has been fierce, so S Collins & Sons can be proud to have come this far.”

Alas­dair Smith, chief ex­ec­u­tive of Scot­tish Bak­ers, added: “The awards are the only com­pe­ti­tion of this kind recog­nis­ing ex­cel­lence in the prepa­ra­tion of a per­fect pie.

“The com­pe­ti­tion is now a reg­u­lar fix­ture as butch­ers and bak­ers vie for pie supremacy.”

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