World Scotch Pie Championship winner announced

first_imgA butcher has pipped a baker to the World Scotch Pie Championship post, as Murdoch Brothers Butchers was announced the winner of the 11th annual contest.Highest-placed baker in the Scotch Pie category was Airdrie-based Bon Bon Cake Shop, which achieved Gold 2nd Runner-Up.A record entry of 85 butchers and bakers – 84 of them from Scotland – were represented in the secret judging, which was held at Carnegie College earlier this month. Alongside the Scotch Pie competition, there were seven other categories to enter.The winning bakery businesses included Nicoll’s Rosebank Bakery in Dundee, which won the Diamond award in the Bridies category. Nevis Bakery in Corpach won the Savouries Vegetarian category for its vegetarian haggis, neeps (turnips) & tattie pie. Kassy’s Kitchen in Cowdenbeath claimed the Diamond award for the Savouries Hot category with its roast lamb & mint sauce pie. The Diamond award for hand-held steak pies went to Stuarts of Buckhaven; and Charmers Bakery in Bucksburn won the Savouries Cold category with its black pudding & apple pie.Winning butcheries were Fraserburgh-based Bruce of the Broch, which came top in the Savouries Fish category with its Smoked Haddock Pie; and T Johnston in Dunfermline took the title for the top Sausage Roll.“The objective is to raise standards in the industry and we believe we have achieved that,” commented event organiser Alan Stuart of bakery and butchery business Stuarts of Buckhaven. “We are also encouraged to see a number of new entrants, 15 in total.”last_img read more

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Hearts – Olympique de Ngor preview: Herbert Addo counts on player fitness

first_imgHearts of Oak coach Herbert Addo is couting on the fitness of his key players for Saturday’s Caf Confederation Cup clash with Olympique de Ngor.The experienced trainer managed to do without a couple of his regular players in the 2-1 home win over the Senegalese side.The Phobians, who left Accra just after 8am Friday morning, had to stage a comeback after going down in the first half through Foovi Aguidi and Gilbert Fiamenyo in the first leg.The latter who has been Hearts’ top scorer this season had to start from the bench due to fitness issues and his second half introduction did some magic for the Ghanaians. He played a role in the build-up to the equalizer before rounding Ngor’s goalkeeper for the match winner.“We know our situation and are prepared to have a good result that will make us qualify on Saturday,” Herbert Addo said.“The good news is that some of my key players who have been missed through injuries in recent weeks are back with us for this trip. I’m hoping they stay fit for Saturday.” “Before the first leg, we had little information about our opponents and after seeing them in Accra, I’m confident things will be easier for us,” he finished in the interview with Supersport.Hearts left Ghana for Senegal on Thursday night with influential midfielder Leonard Tawiah back to full fitness while South African wing back, Shaun October, who had been ruled out with injury a few days ago surprisingly made the trip.Hearts’ 27 man contingent:Goalkeepers : Soulama Abdoulaye and Tetteh LugardDefenders : Fatau Mohammed, Isaac Oduro, Philip Boampong, Kwaku Andoh, Shaun October, Ruben Gnagne, Owusu Bempah. Midfielders:  Leonard Tawiah, Isaac Mensah, Issah Mumuni, Richard Yamoah, Paul Acquah, Eric Kumi, Sabbah LaryeaStrikers: Kwomi Foovi Aguidi, Gilbert Fiamenyo. BENCH:Herbert Addo (Head Coach) Dauda Lutterodt (Assistant Coach)Eddie Ansah (Goalkeepers trainer)Sabbah Quaye ( Team Manager)Okyere Baffuor (Physiotherapist)Aliu Adjetey ( Masseur) OFFICIALS:Francis Dugbartse (GFA Ex.co Member)Gerald Ankrah ( The club’s Managing Director)Joe Addo (The club’s Corporate Affiars  Manager)–last_img read more

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