Shetland Environmental Awards success

November 14th 2014

Frankie’s was named this week as one of 12 winners in the Shetland Environmental Awards.

The annual awards recognise sustainability, innovation and best practice in local environmental projects.

Ninety-eight per cent of the fish and shellfish sold in our shop now comes from Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) accredited stocks.

And we have been running the Frankie’s Fish Course, a series of school visits to educate primary children about types of fish and the importance of sustainability.

We also work hard to ensure our business has a minimal impact on the environment through waste minimisation and litter removal, the use of biodegradable packaging, energy saving lighting and a high efficiency frying range.

The judges commented: “Frankie’s Fish & Chips really has made the environment a core part of their operation and are an example of best practice in the industry. We particularly like their efforts to educate others, including the next generation.”

Manager Carlyn Kearney attended a ceremony at Shetland Museum and Archives to collect the award, a plaque made from 80 per cent recycled glass.

The other winners were Aith Junior High School, Bressay Primary School, Brucehall Extra Care Community Garden, Burravoe Pier Trust, Foula Primary School and Community, Highlands Garden, Nesting Primary School, Ollaberry Primary School, Shetland Tannery Ltd, Sound Primary School and Sumburgh Head Lighthouse, Visitor Centre & Nature Reserve.