Two North Ayrshire bakeries have won big at the World Scotch Pie Awards this week.

Beth Browning's Bakery in Kilwinning and Irvine's Bakery in Beith both received prizes at the awards ceremony on January 24 at the Westerwood Hotel in Cumbernauld.

The Kilwinning business, located on the town's Main Street, led the way for the area with a gold award for their apple pie.

And the Beith bakery won an impressive three prizes - taking home a silver award in the ‘hot savoury’ category for their chicken & black pudding pie, a bronze award for their hand-held steak pie, and a second bronze award in the 'football pie and savoury' class for their Beith Juniors FC steak pie.

The global awards are run by Scottish Bakers and were established in 1998 to “shine a light on the craft skills pie makers demonstrate day in and day out”.

Winners are chosen after all nominated pies are tested by 60 professionals and judged based on their taste, touch, appearance, and smell.

The World Scotch Pie Champion title went to James Pirie & Son of Blairgowrie.