A Stonehaven man is hoping to secure his ‘plaice’ as Young Fish Frier of the Year, after being named as the only Scottish semi-finalist.
He is also one of just 10 people in the UK to make it to this stage of the prestigious competition.
Murray Watson (24), who is manager at the Carron fish and chip shop, will now ‘batter’ it out to get to the finals, before an all-round winner is named.
He said: “It’s an exciting new challenge, and something we have never entered before. I am quite confident, and it’s nice to get a bit of recognition that you’re doing something right.”
Murray will be assessed on everything from cleanliness in the shop and frying skills to customer service, something on which he prides himself and his staff.
He said: “We have lots of regular customers.’’
and we are very grateful for their support.”