Calum Richardson, owner of The Bay Fish & Chip Shop in Stonehaven has been awarded the Grampian Food Forum Innovation Award.
Awarded for his commitment to sourcing local, quality and sustainable ingredients for his takeaway and drive to promote both fish & chips and the wider Scottish food and drink industry - Richardson was presented with the inaugural Denis Emslie Above and Beyond Award.
Created by Mackie's of Scotland, the award recognises an individual who has shown the energy and enthusiasm and gone above and beyond their duty to help within their own business or the wider food and drink industry.
"Winning this award is a great honour," said Richardson. "Scotland has a fantastic natural larder, and there are many amazing producers working in the industry. We have access to some of the best quality produce in the world."