North-east cafe recognised as one of the best in Scotland

Malcolm and Lynne Gillan of Nooks and Crannies
Malcolm and Lynne Gillan of Nooks and Crannies

A North-east cafe has been heralded as one of the best in Scotland at a national competition.

Nooks and Crannies, of Fraserburgh, was the runner-up in the Best Cafe category at the Crema awards ceremony in Glasgow.

The independent business – on the town’s Cross Street – missed out narrowly to Billington’s of Lenzie.

Owner Lynne Gillan, 53, said: “It’s great for us, because there were 20 finalists, so coming out as the runner up was good. We thoroughly enjoyed it.”

Lynne is hopeful that the accolade will help to boost business, in the same way as their other awards have done.

Nooks and Crannies have won gongs at the Business awards and the Good Food awards in previous years.

Malcolm and Lynne outside Nooks and Crannies.

She said: “It gets people to Fraserburgh, because a lot of people know about Peterhead, but they don’t know about the Broch.”

The bulk of the work in the cafe is done by Lynne, in the kitchen, and her partner Malcolm Watson, 54, who manages the front of house.

“It’s recognition for all our hard work, it shows us that we’re doing the right thing.”