Inverness craft bakery and family owned business, Harry Gow, has been crowned Scottish Baker of the Year. The runners-up were WM Stephens of Dunfermline and Mimi’s Bakehouse, Edinburgh.
The Scottish Baker of the Year Awards were devised by the trade association Scottish Bakers to raise awareness of the bakery industry. With baking enjoying resurgence at home, on tv and in books, the association believed it was time to recognise the skills and expertise of the people across Scotland who bake for a living.
Scottish Bakers asked customers across Scotland to vote for their favourite bakery items in various categories. The top 30 products in each category were baked and delivered to Fife for judging by a panel of independent experts. Regional winners of the categories were then re-judged to identify national winners and each of them was then entered into the business judging stage to select the best bakery business in Scotland.