Bakeries in Irvine and Kilwinning picked up more prizes at this year’s Scotch Pie Awards.

Browning the Bakers was overall winner in the Football Pie category securing the Diamond Award for their Darvel FC Kilmarnock Pie.

They also secured the gold award for their Whitletts Victoria Football Pie, gold for their sausage roll, gold for their Apple pie, gold for the haggis pie, silver for their sweet potato and lentil korma pie and bronze for steak pie.

And there was more success for Kilwinning bakers Beth Browning’s who this year picked up a silver award for their Apple Pie.

Meanwhile, two-times World Scotch Pie Champion, The Kandy Bar, who have a shop in Kilwinning, won best macaroni pie in Scotland but narrowly missed out on the top overall prize to The Little Bakery of Dumfries.

Browning’s the Bakers Managing Director John Gall said: “It was brilliant, it was the second year in a row we won the best pie in Scottish football this year it was Darvel Juniors that won it and last year Ayr United. The Kilmarnock Pie’s the favourite for me, as well as everyone else it seems.

“We got eight altogether but it’s great to be recognised for the best pie in Scottish football, that’s the one I always want.”

A Beth Browning’s spokesperson said: “We are delighted with our win Irvine and Kilwinning bakeries win pie championship awards and can go away with our heads held very high indeed. To have been judged as one of the best in land against so many of our peers is a huge achievement.”

Stephen McAllister, owner of The Kandy Bar, said: “It’s another huge success this year again. We’re all proud to bits of the latest achievement.”