Moore’s is best chip shop

Moore’s Fish and Chips in Castle Douglas has been named as the winning fish and chip shop for the Lothians, Strathclyde, Borders and Dumfries and Galloway in the Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Awards.

The chip shop will now compete against Frankie’s Fish and Chips in Brae, Shetland to determine the overall winning shop for Scotland.

These two shops will now be assessed by an industry judge, who will make an un-announced shop visit to conduct a detailed and in-depth judging inspection of premises and practices, including the tasting and testing of products. This judging stage will determine the shop that will be proclaimed the best in Scotland and one of the top 10 in the UK that will fight it out for glory at the national final in January.

The awards ceremony will be held at The Lancaster London hotel on 22 January 2014 and will be hosted by Michelin-starred chef and TV personality Jean Christophe Novelli who will announce the overall UK winner.

In early October, Seafish will announce the top shop in each of the 10 UK regions for the flagship award. Thereafter, those regional winning shops will also be invited on an exciting study group trip, organised by the Norwegian Seafood Council and visiting the Norwegian port city of Ålesund, where group members will have the chance to discover and learn all about the supply of fish from Norway to the UK.