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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.

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