WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2012 - SCOTCH PIE CLUB
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.
Rising 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
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.
World Scottish Sausage Roll Champions and Venison Pie
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,
01848-330243 Iain Renicks
GOLD MEDALS MacDonald Bros, Pitlochry.
DIAMOND AWARD MacDonald Bros Ltd,
HOT SAVOURY PRODUCTS
DIAMOND WINNER MacDonald Bros,
Port & Pickled Walnut Pie.
GOLD AWARDS MacDonald Bros,
Stout & Leek Pie.
For further details contact:- Alan Stuart of the Scotch Pie Club : 01333
Name : MacDonald Brothers
Contact : Mr Rory MacDonald
Address : 8 Bonnethill Road
Town : PITLOCHRY
County : PERTH AND KINROSS
Postcode : PH16 5BS
Tel : 01796 472047
Web : www.macdonald-bros.co.uk
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.
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
Mr 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
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'.
Messages 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
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.