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By Lisa Barbour
Annan and Eskdale
Wetland tearoom is first class

CATERING staff at a popular tourist attraction have been recognised for their high standards of hygiene, cleanliness and food safety.

TOP TEAROOM . . . left to right: WWT Caerlaverock centre manager Brian Morrell, Sarah Smith, trading supervisor Gill Wyllie and Carina Wyllie celebrate the tearoom’s Eat Safe award

For the tearoom at WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre, which recently hosted the popular BBC Autumnwatch series, has scooped a coveted Eat Safe award.
An average of two million viewers tuned in for four nights of live coverage from the Solway beauty spot earlier this month, and centre manager Brian Morrell believes the show has put the region on the map as a wildlife watching destination.
He said: “The WWT Caerlaverock Wetland Centre is busy at this time of year, not only with hundreds of swans and thousands of geese and ducks but also large numbers of visitors who also flock to the reserve to take in the amazing spectacle.
“Many people know about our conservation success stories, especially our work with the barnacle geese, but not that many are aware of the great visitor facilities that we have.”
And praising the work of the tearoom staff, who serve hearty soups, meals, snacks, delicious home-baking and speciality teas and coffees, he added: “Gill Wyllie and her team have built up a reputation for first class standards of food preparation and service and we are proud to have been awarded the Eat Safe award promoting excellence in food hygiene.”
A full list of the food businesses that hold the Eat Safe award, including 51 across the region, can be found at

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