Pie champ's an all-round world-beater

A bakery boss has joined the upper crust of the baking world by being crowned the winner of the World Scotch Pie Championship.

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JB Christie bakers of Airdrie, Lanarkshire, took home the title after judges taste-tested a record number of pastry products.

More than 100 butchers and bakers submitted 500 pies, pasties, sausage rolls, bridies and savouries into the competition, now in its 14th year, which culminates with the naming of the maker of the best Scotch pie in the world.

Andrew Chisholm bought the bakers, with its shops in Airdrie and Coatbridge, only three months ago and said his staff were "the best in the land".

He said winning the title was "unbelievable".

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