A POPULAR city chippy has been shortlisted for Fish and Chip Shop of the Year.

Both branches of Catch Fish and Chips are in the running for the coveted prize.

The popular eatery, which is based in Giffnock and the city's West End on Gibson Street, will compete with other Scottish chip shops including Carron Fish Bar in Stonehaven, Dolphin Fish and Chips in Macduff, Lows Traditional Fish and Chips in Aberdeen, Sea Salt + Sole in Aberdeen and the Fish Works in Largs. 

A total of 60 fish and chips across the UK have been shortlisted. 

Catch, which first opened in Clarkston Road, has built a reputation up for their quality offering which includes chippy favourites alongside mac n cheese balls, piri-piri chicken kebabs and salt and chilli squid. 

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Organised by Seafish, the public body that supports the £10bn UK seafood industry, The National Fish and Chip Awards are the UK’s premier awards for fish and chips.

The awards recognise outstanding businesses across the country that are serving incredible fish and chips and providing excellent customer service.

Shortlisted businesses have gone above and beyond to secure their place in the shortlist stage of the competition and showcase the nation’s favourite takeaway dish.

There are a number of rigorous judging stages to be named the best fish and chip shop in the UK including mystery shopping visits to shops, full business performance audits of premises followed by presentations to an industry judging Halifax panel.

The UK Top 60 shops will now go forward to the next round of judging in a bid to make the UK Top 20 shortlist stage.

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Marcus Coleman, Chief Executive Officer at Seafish, said: “Every summer we look forward to starting our search for the UK’s best fish and chip shop and this award showcases the best in the business.

"Shops have been entering the competition since May and these Top 60 takeaways have demonstrated real commitment to quality in all areas and worked tirelessly to earn their place on this list. I would recommend a visit to them all!

“There’s a diverse wealth of talent to be seen across the Top 60, and we wish them all the best in the next round as we know each one of them gives it everything they have.” 

The winner of the Fish and Chip Shop of the Year Award will be announced at The National Fish & Chip Awards’ 32nd anniversary ceremony in London on January 23, next year.