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Reids Bakery tastes success in Scottish Baker of the Year 2019/20 Competition

11th June 2019

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Reids Bakery of Thurso did their customers proud at the weekend by taking home a top prize in the Scottish Baker of the Year 2019/20 competition.

The bakery was awarded:

Strawberry Tart - Regional Silver

Brown Bread - Regional Gold

Buttery - Special Silver.

"We are delighted," said Gary Reid of Reids Bakery, "and we have our customers to thank as it was their votes that got us here! Taking home such a prestigious prize is a huge honour and we cannot wait to share the news with our staff and customers alike."

Following the votes of over 8,000 bakery customers across Scotland and a rigorous day of blind judging by 50 of the industry's top professionals, the winners were finally announced on Saturday 8th June at a glittering awards dinner at the Crowne Plaza in Glasgow.

"This competition is hugely popular, with thousands of everyday bakery shoppers voting for their favourite products," said Head Judge, Robert Ross.

"We received over 30,000 individual product votes for goods baked by the best bakers in Scotland. Reids Bakery can be very proud to take home a prize in such a competitive field of brilliant products."

The Scottish Baker of the Year Competition, now in its 8th year, recognises Scotland's best pies, scones, loaves, savoury items, morning rolls, cakes and biscuits. Business awards are also given to the best Cafe Bakery, Craft Bakery, Retail Bakery and Wholesale Bakery with one lucky baker being crowned Scottish Baker of the Year.

Alasdair Smith of Scottish Bakers, who organise the competition said, “We are delighted to once again be giving Scottish bakers the chance to shine and showcase their fantastic products and it has given us great delight to present awards to each and every worthy winner.”

A full list of winners can be found here: https://issuu.com/scottishbakers/docs/scottish_baker_of_the_year_2019_com



Scottish Bakers has been supporting and protecting the interests of Scotland's bakery trade for over 125 years.

Scottish Bakers core purpose is to promote and protect the interests of the trade; representing, advising and supporting all aspects of Scotland's baking industry to ensure it remains competitive and equipped for growth.

It does this by providing the widest possible range of benefits that help its members sustain and grow their businesses including: skills development, technical information and assistance, competitions, sector intelligence, legal advice, financial discounts, and social and business networking.

Scottish Bakers manages both The World Championships Scotch Pie Awards The Scottish Baker of the Year Awards each year to recognise and celebrate excellence in the sector.

But most importantly, Scottish Bakers belongs to its members, it is there for their benefit and is proud of our motto “for the good of all.”

www.scottishbakers.org

 

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