East Lothian venue takes top award

Blaikie receiving the award

A FAMILY-run bar and restaurant in East Lothian has been recognised for its work to support students in the hospitality industry.

The Mercat Grill in Whitecraig scooped the Midlothian and East Lothian Chamber of Commerce’s award for Commitment to Student and Graduate Engagement.

Mercat Grill owner Graham Blaikie said: “The right training in these early years is key to creating successful operators in the future and all businesses need to play their part in this educating process.”