Kilwinning’s Beth Brownings Bakery took the National Gold Award for its well fired roll along with a host of other top prizes.

The 2017 Scottish Baker of the Year Awards were presented by Mich Turner MBE at a glittering ceremony hosted by Scottish Bakers.

The bakery also secured Regional Winner for its Well Fired Roll, Regional Silver for Scotch Pie and Regional Bronze for their White Bread.

After being presented with the awards, Beth MacSween said: “We are extremely pleased to be recognised as one of Scotland’s best bakers.

“We take our business very seriously and use traditional methods and craftsmen’s skills to deliver quality every time.

“But we could not have come this far in the competition without the votes of all of our customers, Thank you.”

Speaking to the Irvine Times, Beth added: “A big thing with this business is that we’ve got good staff and that we all get on.

“We’ve got really good bakers and confectioners in here and the shop assistants are fantastic as well.

“Another big huge thing with the competition is it starts with the customer. They’ve got to vote for us and if it wasn’t for them we wouldn’t be in the competition, so it’s a huge thanks to them that we’ve got this far.”

The Scottish Baker of the Year Awards is the brainchild of Scottish Bakers, the Trade Association for bakers in Scotland who decided to search for the best baker in the land in 2012.

Chief Executive of Scottish Bakers Alan Clarke said: “Over 11,000 customers from across Scotland voted for their favourite bakery products across eight categories.

In April, more than 115 bakers delivered 850 of the most popular products in the land for scrutiny by a panel of 56 expert and independent judges led by artisan baker Robert Ross.”

“Now in its sixth year, the competition celebrates our love of a tasty treat from our local baker and aims to crown just one hard working bakery Scottish Baker of the Year” continues Alan.

“With thousands upon thousands of pies, scones, loaves, savoury items, morning rolls, individual cakes and biscuits sold in Scotland every day, our bakers work hard to keep us all going.”

Well done Beth Brownings.