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Scottish Baker of the Year 2019 Launch

“Our bakery has never seen the like,” said Scottish Baker of the Year 2018 John Gall of Brownings the Bakers as his bakery played host to competition Ambassador Mich Turner MBE and Head Judge Robert Ross for the launch of the 2019 search for the Scottish Baker of the Year.


The World Championship Scotch Pie Awards 2019 came to an exciting conclusion today (15th January) as The Little Bakery of Dumfries was announced as the 20th winner of the competition making them THE WORLD SCOTCH PIE CHAMPION OF 2019.

Our President & Chief Executive had the pleasure of attending our Centenary Club's annual Christmas Lunch before Christmas. One of our Centenary Club Convenors, Jim Brown, tells us about another enjoyable gathering of retired members of the bakery trade...    



Food Standards Scotland has launched a consultation on The Food Standards and Food Hygiene (Miscellaneous Amendments) (Scotland) Regulations 2019. The consultation launched on the 19th November and is running until Monday 17th December 2018. 

Pie judging

All ‘pies’ were on Dunfermline today as Scottish butchers and bakers lined up to deliver their premier pies into the hands of the judges of the 20th World Championship Scotch Pie Awards for a long day of product perusal – a day that will see them take a step closer to selecting the World Champion Scotch Pie.

Andy Underwood

Scottish added-value food ingredient manufacturer Macphie has announced the departure of its managing director Andy Underwood.

Mr Underwood, who is leaving the company at the end of the year, originally joined as commercial director in 2011.

S&FD Fortnight 2018


27,000 jobs to fill by 2022 to bolster industry’s continued success


The organisation responsible for Scotland’s food and drink sector is encouraging more young people to choose a career in the industry and help double its value by the year 2030.



Prime Minister Theresa May, recently set out plans to publish a series of technical notices outlining preparations for a 'no deal' Brexit. The first tranche of notices have now been published. Links to which can be found in thie article.


AB MAURI UK and Ireland has confirmed the successful acquisition of both Holgran and Fleming Howden from Rank Hovis Milling Ltd. Holgran and Fleming Howden are situated in Gainsborough and Edinburgh respectively.

Holgran is a renowned supplier of malted grains, seeds and blend inclusions. Meanwhile, Fleming Howden sources, manufactures and distributes a wide range of quality bakery ingredients and yeast products.


John Gall - Brownings the Bakers

Brownings the Bakers of Kilmarnock have been crowned Scottish Baker of the Year 2018 at a glittering ceremony hosted in Glasgow by Scottish Bakers, the association that supports and promotes the interests of Scottish bakers across the country.