A fish and chip shop in Musselburgh has been named the best in Scotland and one of the top 10 in the UK by The Sunday Times.

With an estimated 10,500 chippies across the UK, the national newspaper singled out East Coast Fish and Chips takeaway for the nation’s list of top 10 chippies and the only fish and chip shop in Scotland to make the shortlist.

The Sunday Times praised the quality and value of East Coast’s cod, haddock and twice-cooked chips as well as its Stornoway back-pudding fritters and haggis bites.

Earlier this year, East Coast, on North High Street, won the accolade of one of the 50 best fish and chips shops in the UK for the third year running by leading trade publication, Fry Magazine - the only chippy in Edinburgh and the Lothians to make the list.

East Coast is owned and operated by Carlo and Katia Crolla. The Crolla family has been serving the local community for nearly 50 years.

The Sunday Times said Carlo and Katia have "fish and chips in their DNA, having descended from a family of fish fryers." Carlo’s earliest memory is standing on a stool working a huge old-fashioned cash register. Katia’s first recollection is sitting on an old pile of potato sacks watching her dad peel the spuds.

Carlo said: "It’s fantastic to see East Coast representing the Lothians and Scotland on this prestigious list of the nation’s top chippies and we couldn’t be prouder of making The Sunday Times’ top 10 list out of over 10,500 fish and chip shops across the UK."

East Coast is also home to an award-winning seafood restaurant and grill which offers 16 outdoor covers for alfresco dinners as well as space for 65 indoor diners.

East Coast also supports The Fisherrow and Harbour Seafront Association which was launched in 2018. The association is now working with East Lothian Council to improve the harbour and seafront in Musselburgh for the benefit of the community, local people and visitors through a series of ongoing fundraising events and voluntary activities.