Kate and Iain making marmalade

Perthshire Preserves

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If you’ve had the good fortune to visit local farmers’ markets, then you’ll recognise these two familiar faces. Kate Thornhill and Iain Mackenzie established Perthshire Preserves in 2010 and have been racking up awards for their handmade jams, jellies, marmalades and chutneys ever since.


The Callander based company prides itself on using local ingredients wherever possible.

Kate said: “We use only the finest of ingredients and use local produce as much as we can. Our best sellers are the our award-winning Pink Grapefruit and Ginger Marmalade,  Lemon Preserves and Spicy Tomato and Chilli Chutney. We also have been awarded a Great Taste gold star for our Hot Banana Chutney and our famous Lemon Preserve. Our Orange and Whisky Marmalade is a particular favourite with tourists!”

Kate and Iain have also recently extended their range to include Scottish Honeys sourced directly from local beekeepers, helping to support the local food economy and environment.

oranges, scones and pots of conserve
scones and pots of jam


With a background in hotel food and drink, Kate and Iain spotted a gap in the market for high quality handmade preserves.

Iain said: “Before we set up our business, we’d been making homemade jams and preserves for ourselves for many years. We saw there was a market for high quality handmade preserves in and around Perthshire. We are based in Callander, within the Trossachs National Park, hence the name Perthshire Preserves.”



As well as selling direct through their website and local farmers’ markets, Kate and Iain also sell their products through NeighbourFood. Handpicked hampers are also available, perfect for Christmas, birthdays and other special occasions.

Kate and Iain making marmalade

Perthshire Preserves
Unit 65, John Player Building,
Stirling Enterprise Park,

01786 450455





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