The UK’s most northerly chippy has been crowned the best in Scotland for second time.
Frankie’s Fish & Chips, in Brae, Shetland, has also been named as one of the top 10 independent takeaway fish and chip shops in the UK.
It will compete against other regional winners in the 2015 National Fish and Chip Awards next January for the accolade of best in the UK. It was runner-up in this year’s contest.
“We’re absolutely bowled over,” Frankie’s manager John Gold said, adding: “We did not think we could win top shop in Scotland again with all the competition that’s out there and getting better all the time.
“To win it for the second year in a row is very special indeed and the staff are smiling a lot today.
“We look forward to going to London again for the grand finals in January and meeting up with our friends and acquaintances in the trade.”
Frankie’s was pitted against Moore’s Fish and Chips in Castle Douglas, Dumfries and Galloway, for the title of top independent takeaway fish and chip shop in Scotland.
Judging involved an unannounced visit by an industry expert.
Frankie’s, which employs seven full-time and 15 part-time staff, opened six years ago and has won a string of awards.
The National Fish and Chip Awards are organised by Seafish and the judges assess product quality, sustainable sourcing policies, marketing initiatives and customer service.