It's one of the Great British pub staples and now there are just a few days left to enter the competition to find Scotland's best pub pie!

From John o'Groats to Jedburgh, The Bridge Inn at Ratho is on the hunt for the best pub pie north of the boarder.

Five of the industry's finest experts have been invited to judge the awards, from top food and drink writers to pub and hospitality experts including Rosalind Erskine, food and drink writer for The Scotsman, Emma Mykytyn, editor of Foodie Explorers and Ross Traill, head chef of The Bridge Inn at Ratho.

Pubs across Scotland are invited to submit their famous pie recipes and explain what makes theirs special. Two awards will be presented on the night, Best Pub Pie Award, voted by the judges, and the People's Choice Award, voted by the pub-goers on the day.

Rachel Bucknall, owner of the Bridge Inn at Ratho, said: "We've long been known for our hand-raised pies and know how much our regulars love a pie to accompany a good beer.

"They are known as traditional Scottish comfort food which is why we want to celebrate one of the nations favourite dishes and of course, we are looking forward to sampling the best pies that Scottish Pubs have to offer."

Pubs are requested to submit their entry by 5pm on Friday. The top five will be shortlisted and judged at a blind tasting event on Thursday, October 24.

To download an entry form, visit