Shetland Chippy Triumphs Again

by Alastair Hamilton -

A Shetland fish and chip shop has battered the competition to land the title of top chippy in Scotland in the 2014 National Fish and Chip Awards.

Frankie's, in the village of Brae in Shetland's north mainland, opened in 2008 and was purpose-built. It doesn't just offer takeaway food: there's a café with 24 covers and there's outside seating with a sea view. Nor is the menu limited to haddock and chips: the large and succulent local mussels are a speciality, not to mention home-made lasagne, fish cakes, soup, desserts and cakes. Gluten-free options are available.

In January, we'll find out if they've won the overall United Kingdom title and we wish them the very best of luck.

Just after gaining the 'top chippy' accolade, Frankie's celebrated a win in the Highlands and Islands Tourism Awards, collecting the prize for training and development. The firm has already picked up several other awards, including the National Fish Friers" Quality Award. Carlyn Johnson has twice been runner-up in the National Young Fish Frier category.

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