A PEEBLES butchers and bakers firm has taken a prize at the World Championship Scotch Pie Awards.

WTS Forsyth & Sons in the Eastgate scooped silver in the annual competition.

Now in its 19th year, more than 80 butchers and bakers entered, with some 250 hopefuls attending the awards luncheon in Cumbernauld, last week.

And the Peebles shop was judged to sell some of the best Scotch pies in the country.

A spokesperson for the butchers said: “We are delighted with our win and can go away with our heads held very high indeed. To have been judged as one of the best against so many of our peers is a huge achievement.”

The event was hosted by TV presenter Carol Smillie, who presented the awards to winners and runners-up.

Craig McPhie, president of Scottish Bakers, said: “Once again we have brought together the best pies and baked goods in the land and today we can really celebrate the achievement of our hard working butchers and bakers.

“My heartfelt congratulations go to everyone today taking away a prize, they are all winners in my book.”