Moray SNP News
Moray MSP, Richard Lochhead, has today welcomed the news that Fochabers Fish Bar, and their staff, have been recognised at the UK finals of the Fish & Chip Awards.
The Fochabers chippy won the NFFF Fish and Chip Quality Award ‘Champion’ Award while employee, Elise Boothroyd, was awarded second place in the Young Frier of the Year Competition. They were also in the running for the UK Independent Takeaway Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award following their Scottish victory but were pipped to the post by Kingfisher Fish and Chips in Devon. The Moray business was also shortlisted in the Staff Training and Development category.
Richard Lochhead has submitted a motion to the Scottish Parliament recognising the achievements of the fish bar, Elise and the rest of the staff.
Speaking about the fish bar’s success, Richard Lochhead MSP said:
“The news that Fochabers Fish Bar has won an award at the UK finals of the awards is great news. I’m also delighted for Elise Boothroyd for being recognised in the Young Frier of the Year competition.
“It’s wonderful to see a Moray company, and their staff, being recognised at such a prestigious awards event and shows the quality of businesses we have here in Moray. It’s great testament to the Fochabers chippy’s commitment to investing in their workforce that they were shortlisted in the Staff Training and Development category and that they have recently been recognised by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) for using sustainable fish is also great news.
“Well done to everyone at the fish bar, including Elise, for winning more awards – all of us in Moray are very proud of you.”
Motion to Scottish Parliament submitted by Richard Lochhead MSP:
"That the Parliament praises Fochabers Fish Bar on winning the NFFF Fish and Chip Quality Award "Champion" Award at the National Fish & Chip Awards; congratulates Elise Boothroyd, from the fish bar, who came second in the Young Fish Frier of the Year competition; recognises the role that Elise and her fellow members of staff make to ensuring that the fish bar received the award for best fish and chip shop in Scotland at the end of 2016; welcomes that the awards are recognising the contribution of young people to the industry; recognises that the fish bar was also shortlisted in the Staff Training and Development category; welcomes that they have been certified by the Marine Stewardship Council, assuring customers that the fish has been caught using sustainable methods, and applauds Fochabers Fish Bar on winning more awards."