Judges name world's finest scotch pie

Judges in Scotland have sampled more than 100 pies to name the winner of the World Scotch Pie Championship.

World Scotch Pie Champion Stephen McAllister poses with his prize Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Stephen McAllister, from Kandy Bar bakers in Saltcoats, won the top accolade in Dunfermline.

He told the Irish Independent that he was "delighted" and that he is "looking forward to ... selling more of our winning pies than ever".

Stephen McAllister from Kandy Bar bakers in Saltcoats Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

The competition, now in its 15th year, offers bakers the chance to present their finest sausage rolls, bridies, specialty savouries, Scottish football pies and apple pies in addition to Scotch pies.