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John Saunderson of Edinburgh take top prize from Carol Smillie in World Scotch Pie Championships 2016

The Scotch Pie Club is delighted to announce that John Saunderson has been presented with a top award at the 17th World Scotch Pie Championships.

A spokesperson said "We are delighted with our win and can go away with our heads held very high indeed. To have been judged as one of the best in land against so many of our peers is a huge achievement."

Awards presenter Carol Smillie said "I am delighted to have been asked to come along today and present the World Scotch Pie Championship awards. Each and every butcher and baker here today knows they make  something special so a confirmation of this kind is the real icing on the cake."

Following the busiest judging day ever with a record entry of 100 butchers and bakers entering over 500 pies, pasties, sausage rolls, bridies, savouries and apple pies into the competition and with some 300 hopefuls attending the awards luncheon in Cumbernauld, all the butchers and bakers shortlisted can truly be proud to have produced some of the best products in the land. ...continue

Sauderson's Triple Gold

John Saunderson's have struck Gold yet again! The team at Saunderso0n's were awarded 3 Gold Awards at the recent QMS Lamb 
Competition set up as part of QMS's Wham Bam Thank You Lamb campaign which aimed to showcase quality, innovative Scotch Lamb products and burgers.

John Saunderson said he was absolutely delighted to have won three gold awards for Lamb & Mint Burgers, Greek Passion Lamb Steaks and Stuffed Lamb Noisettes: “Burgers and innovative products are becoming an increasingly important part of our business and are proving extremely popular with our customers,” said John, “We provide a traditional, quality service but always try to capitalise on new opportunities in order to offer our customers something a bit different. I’m a big fan of Scotch Lamb, and it sells well in the shop, so I thought I’d enter the awards to see how we got on – I never thought we’d win three gold awards!

June at Sauderson's

Pack of the Month – B-B-Q PACK
(4 burgers, 4 kebabs, 8 sausages, tray of buffalo wings & 4 pork ribs 


Meat of the Weeks

Week 1. MINCE

Sausage of the Month – HOT & SPICY


Product of the Month – CURRY BURGERS


Exotic meat of the Month  – WILD BOAR (Steaks, Sausages and Burgers)


Recipe of the Month – WARM STEAK SANDWICH