Colin, from Anstruther and now living in Cupar, has been in the fish and chip shop industry for 32 years, having started his career in the Anstruther Fish Bar, where he worked for 20 years, ending up with a partnership in the business. He then sold his share and travelled the world for a years, returning to Scotland to buy a fish and chip shop in Kinghorn. Together with Gordon Spinks he set up The Tail End in Edinburgh, (from an old pub that had closed), which became another well known fish and chip shop. He did the same at the St Andrews Tail End fish bar, with Gordon again. He was approached by businessman William Frame nearly three years ago to open and run an upmarket fish and chip restaurant in St Andrews and Cromars was born. It has attracted numerous industry accolades in its short life so far and is the current Fish and Chip Shop of the Year for Scotland in the National Fish and Chip Awards and a Top 10 UK finalist.