Chip shop in race for national award

A Castle Douglas fish and chip shop is in the race to be crowned regional Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year at the 2015 National Fish & Chip Awards.

Moore’s Fish and Chips, voted The Galloway Gazette Chip Shop of the Year, is one of six in Scotland shortlisted for the title brought by company ‘Seafish’ from across the UK which will now compete against each other to become Scotland’s regional winner.

The British champion will be announced in London next January.

Each shop has been judged by industry experts and visited by a mystery diner. The shops are all assessed on criteria which includes product quality, sustainable sourcing, marketing and customer service.

This next stage will determine the best two fish and chip takeaway businesses in Scotland which will compete for the prestigious ‘regional’ title.

The competition will culminate in an awards ceremony at The Lancaster London Hotel on 20 January.

In October, Seafish will announce the top 10 regional shops competing for the flagship award.

These shops will then be invited on a study trip to Norway, organised by award sponsor the Norwegian Seafood Council to see first-hand why Norway is regarded as one of the world’s most sustainable fishing nations.