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MacDonald Butchers of Pitlochry Best Sausauge Rolls Awards


Butchers, Bakers and Piemakers gathered at Carnegie College on Thursday 5th January to find out who were the prize winners when the lid was lifted on the best pastry products in the country.

MacDoanld Butchers of Pitlochry win Scottish Pie Awards 2012Rising to the top in two categories were MacDonald Brothers, Butchers in Pitlochry.  Not only did they receive the Diamond Award for the Best Hot Savoury Product for their tasty Venison, Port and Pickled Walnut Pie, but for the second year running they were judged to bake the Best Sausage Roll as well.

86 businesses from as far afield as Bolton and Invergordon entered products for evaluation at the judging held at Carnegie College in November.  A panel of 20 industry experts and interested foodies tackle the massive task of munching their way through over 400 savoury products.

You-Tube video of Pitlochry Butchers World Scottish ChampionsOn YOU TUBE World Scottish Sausage Roll Champions and Venison Pie Champions

Right to Left - David McReady (Chef) holding the Sausage Roll Diamond Award, Stewart Rutherford (makes the pastry and pie shells) holding the Venison, Port & Pickled Walnut Pie Diamond Award and Rory MacDonald (4th generation of the family in the business) holding the two Gold Awards.

MacDonald Butchers of Pitlochry took part and walked away with two of the top Diamond Awards.

WORLD CHAMPION   John G Renicks, Thornhill. 
01848-330243 Iain Renicks
GOLD MEDALS   MacDonald Bros, Pitlochry.

DIAMOND AWARD   MacDonald Bros Ltd, Pitlochry.

DIAMOND WINNER   MacDonald Bros, Pitlochry.        Venison, Port & Pickled Walnut Pie.
GOLD AWARDS   MacDonald Bros, Pitlochry.        Steak, Stout & Leek Pie.

For further details contact:- Alan Stuart of the Scotch Pie Club : 01333 439333.

Name : MacDonald Brothers
Contact : Mr Rory MacDonald
Address : 8 Bonnethill Road
Postcode : PH16 5BS

Tel : 01796 472047
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Opening of Amor Cashmere Pitlochry Tweed and Home Furnishing Store

Pitlochry's mystery shop, unveiled in the old Perth College premises.

The new business for the old Perth College premises in Pitlochry, has been unveiled amidst great pomp and ceremony. Over fifty businesses from across Highland Perthshire attended the opening of 'Amor' the Cashmere, Tweed and Home Furnishing Store. Both the business name and concept have had been kept a closely guarded secret until the opening.drinks-and-copies-at-Amor-C.jpg

 The opening ceremony began with two pipers from the Vale of Atholl Pipe Band playing outside the doors of the new business. The business name and all the windows remained covered to prevent people knowing the details of the new business.

 Kirpal Singh Sually the owner, welcomed everyone and proceeded to unveil 'Amor' by removing the sheet covering the business name board amongst great applause. Everyone then entered the building, with its windows covered, to be served with Champagne and canopies.

 amor-cashmere-tweeds-drinks.jpgMr Sually explained to the invited guests that he had been working on the concept for the last 9 months, saying, "I approached Perth College to see whether I could acquire the premises, and six months later here we are with Amor." He continued, "I have worked closely with Cashmere and Harris Tweed suppliers, Lyle and Scott, Brooktaverner and Magee developing a range of products for Amor, further supplies are in the pipe line."

 Mr Sually went on to announce the 'Guess the Business Competition' winner, as Kirsty McWilliam who correct guessed the business name 'Amor', Mr Sually presented her with a £50 voucher to spend in Amor.

 Mr Sually had one final request of his guests and that was to help him unwrap the new shop from the inside by removing all the paper covering Amor's shop windows, thanking everyone for coming and helping him to launch 'Amor'.

 guests-at-amor-cashmere-twe.jpgMessages of good luck were sent by Peter Guthrie the Development Officer for Highland Perthshire Destination Management Organisation, who apologised for not being able to attend as he was on holiday but said, "It is really great to see a quality business moving in to Pitlochry's high street."

 Mary Bover secretary of Pitlochry in Bloom said, "Pitlochry does need an upmarket business like this, it looks absolutely wonderful, it has class, style and is so subtle. A great new asset for the Pitlochry shops. I wish Mr Sually every success and look forward to shopping in Amor".   

 Mr Sually also thanked everyone who had worked so hard to get 'Amor' open, his own family, Jean and Willie who works with him in the Scotish Shop next door, Ian Lewis Designs the architect, Grant Structural Services, Beveridge Builders, Kraftwork Joinery and Macolm Hewitt Joinery, Gordon Eason Electricians, James Lang Decorators, Allan Moncrieff Alarms and Richard Drummond from Strathgarry Restaurant for the canopies and drinks.

Pitlochry Mystery Business

Pitlochry's mystery shop announces open date.

There has been much speculation as to the new business going in to the old Perth College premises in Atholl Road, Pitlochry. The premises have been purchased by Kirpal Singh Sually the owner of the Scottish Shop, next door. Mr Singh has been very tight lipped as to what his new business venture will be, even running a 'Guess the business competition' for those who think they know. He has now announced that all will be revealed this Saturday 9th July.

Mr Singh says, "We have had quite a few people submitting their ideas to 'Guess the business competition' for the old Perth College premises. Ideas have ranged from a pole and lap dancing club, Ann Summers Shop, a variety of food outlets, outdoor activities and a range of retail ideas. No one to date has guessed the business correctly." He continued, "The business ideas have been very interesting, if anyone else is interested in starting a business in Pitlochry they are welcome to come and look at the ideas collected, after the competition has ended, they may well give them an idea of what people think the town needs."

Work is progressing well in getting the new business ready for its launch. Malcolm Hewitt the Pitlochry based joiner who is working on the project and has been sworn to secrecy says, "I have had all kinds of people speculating to me what the business will be. I understand on Facebook there has been quite a bit of activity, with some really novel ideas, causing great hilarity." He added, "I am sure everyone will be very impressed when all is revealed this weekend."

Mr Singh is offering special launch weekend deals for the Saturday and Sunday 9th and 10th July, doors open at 9am on Saturday. Also organised are a special pre-launch invitation only afternoon on Friday 8th July, for businesses across Highland Perthshire. There is a £50 voucher to spend in the new business for the 'Guess the business competition' winner.

New shop in Pitlochry

Perth College shop in Pitlochry changes hands.

One of Pitlochry's longest unoccupied business premises has changes hands. Perth College premises in Atholl Road, Pitlochry has remained unoccupied since September 2009. It has been purchased by the owner of the Scottish Shop, Kirpal Singh Sually and is hoping to have the doors open in early July. Workmen have started gutting the building to transform it for his new business venture. This will be a great new asset to range of the Pitlochry shops.

Kirpal Singh says, "I moved to Pitlochry in 2000, opening the Scottish Shop, which has become well established amongst locals and visitors to the town. The old Perth College premises are directly next door to the Scottish Shop, so I was intrigued as to what would happen with it. After protracted negotiations, I have been able to acquire the premises to operate a very different business to the Scottish Shop."

Mr Singh was not prepared to divulge what his new business venture will be, only saying that he had given it a great deal of thought and was bringing a new concept to Pitlochry. Mr Singh anticipates the new business opening its doors in early July. He said so many people have asked him what he is doing, that he has decided, for a bit of fun, to run a 'Guess the business competition', with free entry slips from his Scottish Shop next door. There will be a prize draw and the winner will be announced on opening day in July.

Peter Guthrie the Development Officer for Highland Perthshire Destination Management Organisation, said "It is really great to see an unoccupied premises in Pitlochry being taken over by a local successful business. I am intrigued like everyone else as to what Kirpal Singh will put in there, as he is being very tight lipped about his new project."

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