THREE West Fife bakeries rose to the top at the Scottish Baker of the Year awards.

Bayne's the Bakers, Stephens Bakery and Cukie Patisserie were all among the honours at the glittering ceremony which took place in Glasgow.

The event aims to showcase Scotland’s best bakes, with categories including scones, loaves, savoury items, morning rolls, individual cakes, biscuits, French and Danish pastries, and a range of gluten-free options.

The competition culminates in the prestigious Scottish Baker of the Year title, celebrating the pinnacle of baking achievement in Scotland.

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Weighing in with the title of best Morning Roll in Scotland was Bayne's who also won a regional bronze award in the Individual Cake category for its Yum Yum and a regional silver award and national bronze award in the Savoury contest for its chicken and haggis pie.

Bayne's was also named Retail Craft Baker of the Year in the Customer Choice Awards which is the only category voted for by bakery customers throughout Scotland.

A spokesperson for Bayne's said they were "absolutely thrilled" to be among the prizes.

They added: "It's one thing to have confidence in our products, but to have that validation from both customers and industry experts is truly the icing on the cake."

Dunfermline Press: Stephens Bakery picking up prizes at the Scottish Bakers Awards.Stephens Bakery picking up prizes at the Scottish Bakers Awards. (Image: Scottish Bakers)

Stephens Bakery took home a regional bronze award in the morning roll category and was also scooped a best in region gold award and a national silver award for its Double Biscuit in the Biscuit category.

The baker was also shortlisted in the Customer Choice Awards and a finalist in the Craft Retail Baker of the Year.

Cukie Patisserie received two regional bronze awards in the Bread (sourdough) category for its Blanco and its Farmer bread.

Dunfermline Press: The Cukies Patisserie team with their honours at the Scottish Bakers Award.The Cukies Patisserie team with their honours at the Scottish Bakers Award. (Image: Scottish Bakers)

Scottish Bakers chief executive Lesley Cameron applauded the quality of entries across the competition.

"The level of competition this year was exceptionally high, making each win a significant accomplishment," she said. "Each entry was meticulously evaluated based on appearance, baking quality, and taste."

Michelle Phillips, the newly installed President of Scottish Bakers, added: "All winners should feel incredibly proud of their achievements. We anticipate that these well-deserved accolades will not only honour their hard work but also contribute significantly to their business growth.

"Congratulations to all our deserving winners."