Media Release: Clans challenged to reveal their traditional Marmalade recipes


THE gauntlet has been thrown down to challenge which of the Scottish Clan makes the best marmalade to be judged at the World’s Original Marmalade Awards on 28th February and 1st March at Dalemain in Cumbria.

2015 sees the tenth anniversary of these awards with the new category being created specifically for homemade marmalade entirely from Scotland. Do you or your clan have a secret recipe that will kick the international competition into touch?

A call has gone out from the Clan chieftains of Scotland for any member of a clan to enter your jar and a paper cover to the lid with your tartan. Anecdotal evidence of the recipe’s lineage is also encouraged to support your entry.

Proceeds from the Marmalade Awards goes to Marie Curie Scotland and over the years has raised over £150,000 for palliative care all over the world.

At the festival there will be a special exhibition of the Scottish entries and the best marmalade will be piped into the award ceremony. This category is sponsored by Mackay’s of Dundee who are also the chief sponsors of the entire event.

To ensure a true and accurate result of which clan makes the best marmalade the scores will be displayed on the Tartan Tally.

Marmalade has been made and eaten in Scotland and England for many centuries and appears in menus as far back as the Elizabethan times. Arguably, it is probably one of our major cultural exports and has left an imprint on the culinary prowess of many great nations.

Some would say that the first real marmalade was made by Keiller’s of Dundee so with that inheritance The World’s Original Marmalade Awards challenges the Scots throughout the world wherever they might live to enter a pot for the competition.


For media enquiries on the Scottish category please contact Martin Hunt at Tartan Silk PR Email:, Mob: 07767 401 760, Tel: 0131 557 0341.

Notes to Editors

The tenth anniversary year celebrations will also extend to the Marmalade Awards & Festival event itself, held at Dalemain Mansion, near Penrith in the Lake District (28th Feb/1st March). Visitors will get the chance to view the entries, taste over 500 marmalades, attend workshops, lectures and tutored marmalade and wine tastings. Plans are afoot for a marmalade run, a marmalade church service and of course the most famous marmalade lover of them all, Paddington Bear presiding over the tenth anniversary year Magnificent Marmalade Tea Party. for details and the closing date for entries is 15th February 2015.

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