Who are we?
is an award winning traditional high street baker with shops in Airdrie, Coatbridge and Whitburn and are best known for our Scotch pies, Plain bread, Morning rolls and Cream Rings to name but a few.
With over 60 members of dedicated staff, some of whom have been with the business for over 40 years with Master baking experience of over 180 years, we hope to serve you the best quality and service possible. We provide apprenticeships, internal and external training to all our staff to invest in their and the business's future.
Christie the Baker is at the heart of its local community; from sponsoring local amateur dramatic societies, bowling clubs, Albion Rovers and Airdrie FC Football teams to making donations to local charities and school fundraisers.
We have also featured on television raising the profile on Scottish baking.
Pies and Puds Episode 8 with Paul Hollywood and on Channel 4's Food Unwrapped "A Healthy New Year" in January 2022.
Meet Andrew Chisholm - Owner and Director of Christie the Baker
Andrew is the current owner of Christie the Baker and has been in the industry for over 37 years, starting as an apprentice at 16 with his father and grandfather also bakers. Andrew took over the bakery in 2012, from the Christie family (JB Christie) continuing its incredible history.
Andrew is extremely passionate about baking with huge knowledge of fermentation, tradition and the baking industry as a whole. He ensures only the finest and best ingredients such as the meat, flour, fresh fruit, and milk are all bought from local Scottish suppliers to not only meet his standards but to guarantee yours. See our Statement of Provenance page for more information.
Andrew is a member of the Scottish Bakers Association and when not working, loves to keep fit, golf, watch rugby, travel and most of all spend time with his wife, family and friends. He met his wife Carolyn over 25 years ago when she also worked within the bakery industry. Now working between the NHS and part time for Christie the Baker she helps to manage social media, staff training, marketing and has compiled the nutritional information, ingredient declarations and allergen list for all our products. Both their children have helped within the bakery and they love tasting all the products!