BRITAIN’S most northerly fish and chip shop has been crowned the second best in the country.
Frankie’s Fish & Chips, in Brae, was runner-up in the top chippy award at the National Fish & Chip Awards on Wednesday afternoon.
As winner of the Scottish regional award, Frankie’s competed against nine other fish and chip shops from around the country.
Eventual winner of the Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award was the Quayside in Whitby, North Yorkshire.
“It’s a tremendous honour for us to have been recognised as the best in Scotland and second best in the UK,” said Frankie’s manager John Gold, who together with owner Valerie Johnson gave a presentation to 12 judges on Tuesday morning at the Lancaster London Hotel, in London.
It included a short video (see above) by local filmmakers JJ Jamieson and Dave Donaldson with a backing track – Frankie’s reel – composed by JJ and Peter Gear.
“This gives us a great platform to promote ourselves and the fish and chip shop trade in general,” said Mrs Johnson. “We are delighted.”
“Several of the judges commented that the standard of entrants this year was higher than it has ever been,” said Mr Gold.