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Bakery's pie machine sparks row

A traditional 94-year-old family bakery has attracted criticism after installing a pie vending machine in the centre of a Scots town.

Fisher & Donaldson, who have been serving savoury treats for five generations, said the "24-hour bakery" had become a massive hit among revellers in St Andrews.

But councillors criticised the "inappropriate" move, claiming it would spoil the image of the seaside town.

Ben Milne, manager of Fisher & Donaldson, said the machine - which serves sausage rolls, stovies, pies and other delicacies - is so popular that it sells out twice a week.

He said: "The feedback has been amazing. I've only had positive responses - people just seem to really like the idea."

St Andrews Labour councillor Brian Thomson said: "I am sure it will be appreciated by some people looking for something to eat on the way home from a night out, but it's completely inappropriate in the St Andrews Conservation Area."

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