A SCOTCH pie maker has hailed landing a coveted supermarket listing with Marks & Spencer for the first time.

The family-owned Lanarkshire pie maker claims to have “baked Scotland’s number one Scotch pies for generations” and says its pies are “a staple for family dinners across the country”.

Ronnie Miles, managing director at Bells Food Group, said: “Bringing our best-selling Scotch pies to Marks & Spencer is a milestone for us and has topped off our 90th anniversary year."

HeraldScotland: The pies are being sold in M&S for the first time.The pies are being sold in M&S for the first time.

Bells said its Scotch Pie is the number one selling pie in Scotland with over 15 million produced and sold each year.

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Mr Miles added: “Marks & Spencer is a favourite with Scottish families, much like our pies.

"We know that our customers will be thrilled to see them on the shelves.” 

Shotts-based Bells’ Scotch Pies are now available at 61 Marks & Spencers Foodhalls across Scotland.

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HeraldScotland: Malcolm Rennie, distillery manager.Malcolm Rennie, distillery manager.

A YOUNG distillery in Ayrshire with connections to Scotland’s national bard has revealed plans to unleash its maiden single later this year.

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BAE Systems in Clyde marine litter campaign with Keep Scotland Beautiful

HeraldScotland: Paul Feely of BAE Systems and Barry Fisher of KSB in Glasgow.Paul Feely of BAE Systems and Barry Fisher of KSB in Glasgow.

ENGINEERING giant BAE Systems and Keep Scotland Beautiful are launching a new partnership today in a bid to tackle marine litter.

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