A manufacturer of marmalades, preserves and curds, and the last commercial marmalade producer in the Dundee area, Mackays uses a traditional slow-boiling method in huge copper pans. Raspberries, strawberries and blackcurrants grown in Angus, Perthshire and Fife go into the mixed or single fruit preserves, and they produce ginger and champagne marmalades as well as the traditional Dundee variety using Spanish citrus fruit. Open during the week, the factory shop sells the whole range, including the Mrs Bridges products also made in the factory, and is great for discontinued lines at knockdown prices.
Reviews & features
Homemade jams on a big scale30 Jun 2017
Major manufacturer Mackays sticks to the traditional methods used by smaller producers in Angus
What says 'home' more than a bubbling pan of fruit and sugar? It is not only the scene at the Mackays factory near Arbroath – the only major jam manufacturer to still use all copper pans – but in small kitchens across Angus. Whether a cottage industry…
Show us the honey30 Jun 2017
After a disease-hit year Honeywell Bee Farm is rebuilding hives to fulfil local demand
Ranald McBay of Honeyhill Bee Farm is getting more calls than ever about his unrefined local honey. His 320 hives are stationed by grateful farmers' oil seed rape fields until July 1, when they're trucked to the heather-covered hills until October.