An Aberdeenshire confectionery shop has scooped an award in an ice cream competition.
Giulianotti’s in Stonehaven was awarded a gold award in The National Ice Cream Competition for its frozen mango yoghurt.
The sweet treat shop was previously awarded silver and bronze medals in the same competition, which is run by the Ice Cream Alliance – the trade body for the UK’s industry – in 2016.
Owner Marjory Stephen had the shop passed down to her by her great-grandfather Ernesto Giulianotti. She said was over-the-moon to win the gold award.
Marjory said: “We’re absolutely delighted with our win. We’ve had silver and bronze before but never gold, it’s such a thrill.”
The shop was first established in the seaside town of Stonehaven in 1899, but has been at its current Evan Street premises since 1923.
Marjory broke from her trademark Scottish-themed flavours to win the prize at the awards, as this year the flavour set by judges for the frozen yoghurt class was mango.
She said: “In the shop I try to put an imaginative twist on all our ice creams to produce the best quality products we can. To win with a most un-Scottish, but delicious and exotic flavour was a wonderful surprise.”