Two north east Fife bakery firms have scooped top spots in the Scottish Baker of the Year Awards.
Fisher and Donaldson won a regional bronze for its famous Dr Floyd seeded loaf, while Newburgh’s Wee Bakery was highly commended by judges for its sausage rolls.
Eric Milne of Fisher & Donaldson said that the Cupar-based is 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 our dedicated and skilled team and without the votes of all of our customers. Thank you.”
Similar sentiments were expressed by B arry Batchelor, of The Wee Bakery, who said the firm was also very dedicated to its business and relied heavily on traditional practices and skilled staff.
Mr Batchelor also acknowledged the support and votes of customers.
Owner of the award-winning Little Venice Cake Company and Judge on ITV’s ‘Britain’s Best Bakery’, Mich Turner MBE, who presented the awards, said that there had been some fantastic entries, and all the prizes had been worthy in every way.
Alan Clark, chief executive of Scottish Bakers, said that more than 20,000 customers from across Scotland voted for their favourite bakery products across six categories.
“In April, more than 100 bakers delivered 600 of the most popular products in the land for scrutiny by a panel of 40 expert and independent judges, led by artisan baker Robert Ross and including retired master bakers, with extensive experience of the bakery sector in Scotland,” added Mr Clark.
“With products from Stranraer to Shetland, we now have a ringing endorsement for our industry.”
The Scottish Baker of the Year Awards were devised by Scottish Bakers to raise awareness of the bakery industry in Scotland.
The main photograph, by Peter Adamson, shows shows Eric Milne with employees Jay Watson and Kathryn Rattray. The other shows Barry at the Wee Bakery