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Maclean's bakery wins prestigious Scottish award

By Jonathan Clark

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Maclean’s Highland Bakery won the title of Best Biscuit in Scotland for its Gingerbreadman at a prestigious award ceremony held in Glasgow on Saturday evening.

After votes from more than 8,000 bakery customers across Scotland and blind judging by 50 of the industry’s top professionals, the winners were announced on Saturday, June 8, at an awards dinner at the Crowne Plaza.

Maclean's was also awarded national silver for their morning rolls, as well as national bronze and regional silver awards in the morning roll category for their GI rolls.

Owner Lewis MacLean said: "We are delighted and so pleased that our customers voted for our products and we could not be more grateful to win.

"It's very much a team effort and I would like to thank everyone at the bakery and shops who has played a part in our on-going success."

Head Judge, Robert Ross, summed up the prestige of the competition: "This competition is hugely popular, with thousands of bakery shoppers voting for their favourite products.

"We received over 30,000 individual product votes. Maclean’s can be very proud to take home these prizes in such a competitive field."

The Scottish baker of the year competition, now in its eighth year, recognises Scotland’s best pies, scones, loaves, savoury items, morning rolls, cakes and biscuits. Business awards are also given to the best bakery café, craft bakery, retail craft bakery and wholesale bakery with Scottish baker of the year also being crowned.

Alasdair Smith of Scottish Bakers, who organise the competition, added: "I have to take my hat off to Maclean’s Highland Bakery, which is an exceptional bakery. This prize is very well deserved, the whole team should be very proud."

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