Keptie Bakery makes the finals

Karen Duplexcito and Jane Eaton pictured with Keptie Bakery's Bronze prize scotch pies.
Karen Duplexcito and Jane Eaton pictured with Keptie Bakery's Bronze prize scotch pies.

A Letham bakery has been named amongst the finalists of the 2015 Scottish Baker of the Year competition.

The Keptie Bakery will join other successful bakeries, big and small, from all over Scotland at the Scottish Bakers Conference on May 8 and 9, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Glasgow, for a weekend of VIP keynote speakers and entertainment, with the highlight the announcement of the winners for 2015.

Over 23,000 customers from across Scotland voted for their favourite bakery products across seven categories and on March 31, 170 bakers delivered 600 of their most popular scones, loaves, savoury items, morning rolls, individual cakes, products made from California Raisins and biscuits for judging by the professionals whose job it is to decide upon the best seven products in the land and the shortlist has been announced.

Earlier this year the Keptie Bakery, owned by Jane Eaton and husband Allan, the head baker, scooped a bronze award in the World Scotch Pie Championships and last year they won a top accolade for their scones.

A total of 49 bakers have won product awards and the judging has now entered its final phase with submissions being sought for the three new categories in the competition – Craft Baker of the Year, Retail Baker of the Year, or Wholesale Baker of the Year - as well as the ultimate winner, Scottish Baker of the Year.

The final results will remain a closely guarded secret until May 9, when Mich Turner, Scottish Baker of the Year Ambassador, will announce the results and also crown the Scottish Baker of the Year 2015, a title currently held by Asher’s of Nairn.