Chippy in running for sustainability award

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A Stonehaven fish and chip shop has chipped away competition to reach the finals of a prestigious food and drink award for its commitment to sustainability.

The Bay Fish and Chips, has been named one of two finalists in the running for the Environmental and Sustainability Award at this year’s Scotland of Food and Drink Excellence Awards.

The multi-award winning chipper, which is Scotland’s No1 fish & chip shop, has been highly recognised in the last year for its pledge towards sustainability. Last August, The Bay was awarded with a three star rating from the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) placing them as one of the highest rated restaurants in the UK.

The Scotland of Food and Drink Excellence Awards recognise and reward the very best in Scottish food and drink. The Environmental and Sustainability award recognises businesses leading the way with innovation, enterprise and quality.

The Bay, strives to go the extra mile in order to operate in a more environmentally friendly manner. The shop recycles all its waste oil to bio diesel and all food waste to compost in turn lowering waste to landfill. Food orders in the shop are made to order lowering food waste and all packaging is made from recycled materials.

Owner of The Bay, Calum Richardson said: “We are thrilled to be named as a finalist at these prestigious awards. Although The Bay is a traditional chippy, we are trying to encourage best practice across the industry and we are thrilled to be recognised for our hard work in showcasing fish and chips in a positive manner.”

The winners of the awards will be announced at a dinner on Thursday May 24 at the Doubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro Hotel.