AN East Renfrewshire chippy has been named among the best in the UK.

Judges for The Fry Awards included Catch, in Netherlee, on their list of Britain's top 50 fish and chip takeaways.

Unannounced visits were made to nominated businesses to check the quality of the food on offer and compile a score based on cleanliness, staff knowledge, value for money, ease of ordering and social media presence, including using an online ordering app.

Takeaways had to achieve a score of at least 95% to make the grade.

Reece Head, who organised the competition, said: "Once again we've had another year where it's simply got harder to operate a fish and chip business, with rising energy, labour and ingredient costs taking a heavy toll.

"It's not easy but operators are working harder and smarter, staying ahead of changing tastes and behaviours and adapting accordingly.

"Although the profits might not be in fish and chips like they have in years gone by, the passion certainly is – and our awards are a testament to the hard work, dedication and commitment these operators put into running successful businesses."