A north-east chipper has received a glowing commendation from an industry body for its commitment to sustainability.
The Bay Fish and Chips in Stonehaven has been named by the Sustainable Restaurant Association (SRA) as one of the 10 most sustainable restaurants in the country.
The boss of the popular eatery today expressed his delight at receiving the accolade.
Calum Richardson said: “It’s important to Team Bay to be recognised for sustainability as we plan to be here long term and that’s exactly what we want for the produce we use too.
“We wouldn’t have a business if we don’t look after the fish and produce we use so it’s so important that we do.”
It is not the first time the business has been applauded for its commitment to sustainability.
In September last year, The Bay Fish and Chips was one of only two businesses in Scotland to be shortlisted for a Food Made Good Most Sustainable Foodservice Business 2017 award.
And in August, the eatery was shortlisted for the 2017 Food Made Good Awards in the Source Fish Responsibly category.
The Bay Fish and Chips also celebrated winning best new food service product for its fishcakes at the North East Scotland Food and Drink Awards.
Calum said that the business prides itself on its sustainability and focuses on reducing energy consumption. He added that his staff are also aiming to provide a positive example of sustainability to other businesses.
He added: “We look at the whole business from the energy we use right through to the waste going out.
“I like to lead from the front and do what I believe in rather than being dictated to, it makes life a lot easier and means I can support some great businesses.”