An MSP hoping to become the next leader of the Scottish Labour party has backed a petition started by a Falkirk man calling for a nationwide bakery chain to resume selling macaroni pies.
Kezia Duglade, a Labour representative for Edinburgh and the Lothians, tweeted her support for an online campaign began by Paul Tonner yesterday.
Mr Tonner, a graphic designer, began the petition after learning Greggs would no longer sell the savoury pies, a favourite snack among many Scots.
“Greggs have decided to discontinue production and sale of the legendary Macaroni Pie,” the petition reads.
“We, the undersigned, want Greggs to reconsider this decision and restore the Macaroni Pie to its rightful place (just below the Sausage Rolls and to the left of the Steak Bakes).”
More than 1000 people have so far signed the petition.
Falkirk West MSP Michael Matheson encouraged local macaroni pie fans to try the variety sold at Patrick’s of Camelon.
A spokeswoman for Greggs said: “While we appreciate that some customers will miss the macaroni pie, we are continually refreshing our product range in line with customer demand to provide a variety of food-on-the-go options in our shops.
“New savoury products launched this year include a cheese and onion roll, Mediterranean pork roll, and green Thai chicken lattice.”