A Stonehaven chip shop has been named in a magazine as being one of the 50 best ones in the United Kingdom.
The Carron Fish Bar entered the competition and was judged over a four -onth period before receiving the accolade.
Owner Lorraine Watson said: “I am really proud of the business, especially as I have only been in this trade for two years.
“We entered into the Fry Magazine chip shop awards for one of the 50 best in Britain.
‘‘Over a four-month period we would get an independent mystery shopper who would assess all aspects of their visit.
“We were marked for quality of fish batter and chips that they purchased, also staff appearance and cleanliness of the shop.
‘‘We got great points for the staff’s attitude.
‘‘The fact that we were wearing personalised polo shirts and that the staff spoke the minute they entered was also marked.”