Mrs Bridges is the fictional character from the TV series Upstairs Downstairs, and all sorts of delicious jams and chutneys are being created in her name. There are some imaginative combinations such as beetroot and orange chutney or blueberry curd, and more traditional jams made from berries grown in Angus. The shop, open during the week, is full of rows of enticing preserves and relishes – and good bargains as end-of-line jars of fruit and vegetable goodies are sold at a fraction of their normal price.
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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…
Jam-making in north-east Scotland9 Jul 2012
From cottage industry to worldwide companies, jam is big business in the north-east
With so much soft fruit grown in Angus, it is perhaps ironic that the region, or more accurately Dundee, is synonymous with marmalade made from a citrus fruit that would never grow in chilly Scottish groves.