Westhill fish and chip shop among Scotland’s finest

Staff at Low's fish and chip shop in Westhill
Staff at Low's fish and chip shop in Westhill

A Westhill chip shop is among Scotland’s best.

Low’s Tradional Fish and Chips is in the top six named in a national competition sponsored by Seafish.

The takeaways have been shortlisted in the 2017 National Fish and Chip Awards and will now compete for the title of the UK’s finest.

Low’s has been a family business for more than 25 years and owner David Low said he was surprised but delighted to be among the top contenders.

He added: “I’m really happy, especially for the staff. We pride ourselves in high standard, good service and hard work. “I don’t think there is any secret formula. It would be great to go further in the competition.”

From every part of the country, the contenders have faced rigorous judging to secure a top spot.

They have been appraised by industry experts across a variety of judging criteria, including menu development and innovation, sustainable sourcing policies, customer service and staff training processes, marketing and promotional flair, and how they attract new customers to fish and chips.

Shops will be subjected to further judging as they receive mystery shopping assessments.

This will establish a UK top 20 who will compete to be crowned with a prestigious ‘regional’ title.

Following further judging, the overall national winner will be announced in January.