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Captains Galley To Receive EatScotland Silver Award

3rd April 2007

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EatScotland has declared, The Captains Galley will receive one of the first Silver Awards for high standards in Scottish dining. The announcement comes as part of the launch of the organisation's much-anticipated Silver & Gold Award Scheme, which promises to raise the bar in Scotland's eating out scene and boost perceptions of Scottish cuisine worldwide.

The Captains Galley has earned the Award in recognition of their selection of delicious seafood which offers an idyllic flavour of Scotland through a number of uncomplicated yet inventive dishes. All seafood used in this restaurant is sourced locally and the inventive menu changes on a daily basis dependant on the catch from the local pier, where only seafood of the highest quality is purchased.

EatScotland Director and Award-winning Chef Kevin MacGillivray said: "I am delighted to see The Captains Galley, receive the EatScotland Silver Award as recognition of an example of great cuisine and an enjoyable eating out experience in Scotland.

"The Silver & Gold Award scheme marks a real step forward for the Scottish food and drink industry as a whole. The scheme will reward our most innovative and quality driven establishments with the recognition they deserve, be they the local tea room or Michelin Star restaurant, and at the same time provide an incentive across the industry to strive to improve standards."

The EatScotland Award Scheme is set to assess hundreds of Scottish restaurants, cafes and take-aways on their cuisine, innovation and use of fresh, local ingredients, as well as dcor, cleanliness and service.

As a Silver Award holder, The Captains Galley, will now qualify to be considered for a Gold Award, which will reflect the highest standards of excellence in dining out north of the border.

Jim & Mary Cowie said, "You can't be anything but delighted when you find yourself pitched in with only 40 of Scotland's eateries, and just 13 in the Highlands, saying "we're going for gold" sounds like we're in the Olympics"

Kevin MacGillivray added: "I am committed to ensuring this scheme will prove a key factor in EatScotland's long term role of raising the bar for the food & drink industry in Scotland, which I feel will in turn improve enjoyment across the board to all who enjoy eating out in Scotland, be that its inhabitants, or some 17 million annual visitors who visit."

Eat Scotland is a comprehensive guide to eating & drinking in Scotland, which was launched by VisitScotland with the remit of promoting the best of Scottish food & drink.

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Jime Cowie being presented with the "Seafood Chef of the Year" award in London on 22nd March by Fred MacAulay


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