A RESTAURANT on the Isle of Skye is celebrating after it was announced that it is being awarded three AA rosettes.

Edinbane Lodge is the fourth restaurant on the island to receive the award – by contrast, the city of Glasgow has just two.

It’s a remarkable achievement for the restaurant’s 30-year-old chef Calum Montgomery, who gave up cooking for more than a year to restore the property.

Set in a 16th-century hunting lodge, in the picturesque village of Edinbane, the restaurant is also listed in the 2020 Michelin and Good Food Guides. The chef and restaurant have gained a large local, national and international following, as well as garnering several awards for its use of local ingredients.

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Montgomery said: “It’s a great honour to receive this award and to be able to contribute to the incredible food scene on Skye.

“I’m incredibly lucky to have such a loyal, hardworking team. We’ve all worked together at various stages in my career and it’s truly humbling that they have all chosen to move to Skye and share the vision for Edinbane. It really means a great deal to me.

“My family have lived on the island for generations and Skye is truly in my blood. It’s been a fervent passion of mine to give people a real taste of the abundant larder we have available here.

“And we don’t follow trends. If anything, we try to reconnect with more traditional methods used in Skye from centuries gone past.”