A Strichen company has made the shortlist of the World Championship Scotch Pie Awards 2019.
Bert Fowlie Butchers has made the finalist list after impressing judges with the quality, appearance and taste of their Scotch pies.
The boost comes just days after the business was named Scottish Butcher Shop of the Year for the second time.
Head judge Ian Nelson said that Bert Fowlie Butchers should be “proud to have come this far” in the competition.
The World Championship Scotch Pie Awards, which has run for 20 years, aims to highlight that bakers and butchers create high quality artisan pastry products.
More than 80 butchers and bakers entered around 500 of their best products into 11 categories for the 2019 competition.
Alasdair Smith, chief executive of Scottish Bakers, who organise the annual competition, said: “The competition is now a regular fixture on the calendar as butchers and bakers throughout the land vie for pie supremacy and the boost to their business that always comes with such a sought after title.”
The World Champions will be unveiled at an awards lunch in Cumbernauld in January.