DALES Traditional Butchers Ltd at Kirkby Lonsdale has enjoyed success at the 18th World Championship Scotch Pie Awards.

Its pork and chilli jam pie won gold in the cold savoury category and its scotch and haggis pie won top prize in the haggis savoury section of the competition.

Staff were presented with the following awards by television personality and entrepreneur, Carol Smillie.

A spokesman for the business 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 in land against so many of our peers is a huge achievement.”

Some 100 butchers and bakers entered more than 500 pies, pasties, sausage rolls, bridies, savouries and apple pies into the competition at Cumbernauld.

The competition is run and organised by Scottish Bakers which actively supports and promotes bakers and butchers in Scotland by encouraging and sharing best practise.