NO LESS than seven West Fife curry houses are in the running for a top national award.

Restaurants and takeaways have been nominated as finalists in a range of categories for the 12th Scottish Curry Awards.

Finalists from West Fife include:

l Dhoom – New Restaurant of the Year.

l Basil – Special Recognition Award.

l Ashiqs Fine Indian Cuisine – Special Recognition Award.

l Apricot Indian and Nepalese Restaurant – Restaurant of the Year (South East).

l Gulshan Tandoori – Restaurant of the Year (South East).

l Khushi's – Best Loved Resturant (South East).

l The New Serena – Outstanding Takeaway of the Year.

The black-tie awards ceremony will take place on April 15 at the Marriott Glasgow Hotel.