TWO of Ayr’s chippys are in the running for Fish and Chip Shop of the Year.

Revealed on Tuesday, August 22, Dinos and Forehill Café are up against four other chip shops from around Scotland to win the title, including The Wee Plaice in Largs.

As part of the 30th anniversary of the National Fish & Chip Awards, organised by Seafish, there will be 15 other categories in the event.

The competing businesses will have had their frying skills put to the test as well as being judged against dynamic criteria, including menu development and innovation, sustainable sourcing policies, staff training processes, and marketing techniques.

Over the coming weeks the shops will be shortened down to a ‘Top 20’, then ‘Top 10’, before the final stage of judging in London in January 2018.

Marcus Coleman, chief executive at Seafish, said: “This award showcases the best of the best, the local fish and chip shops that we all love to eat from.

“The calibre of shops in this year’s top 60 is outstanding – they are a true representation of our industry and sum up perfectly why British fish and chips are, and will always be, the best in the world.

“With 60 shortlisted shops to choose from, why not take a trip to your nearest contender and see how you rate it?”