St Andrews chippy is best in Scotland after once more battering the rest

Upmarket St Andrews chippy Cromars has been named Scottish chip shop of the year for the second time.

The restaurant in Union Street has won the regional title in the National Fish and Chip Shop Awards run by Seafish, having also been named best Scottish chippy in 2016.

It is one of 10 regional winners set to compete for the national title, being announced in London on January 26.

Having been in business for just over four years, Cromars has already accumulated accolades including Takeaway of the Year in the Scottish Food Awards and Best Fife Business in the Independent Retail Business Awards.

Wendy Frame from Cromars said: “We are absolutely delighted today with our Scottish win, just two years from when we won this for the very first time.

“It’s great to be through to the grand final. Our team have worked so hard and it’s a huge boost for everyone. We would love to secure a top three finish come January.”

As part of the awards process, Cromars will be invited to join an expenses-paid study trip to Alesund in Norway, organised by the Norwegian Seafood Council.

“It’s going to be fantastic to be a part of this,” said Wendy.