Do you make the world’s best jam?

THE SEARCH for the world’s best jam maker is now on!

Jam makers from across the country and abroad are invited to enter this year’s competition which is run by the Blairgowrie and East Perthshire Tourist Association’s Love to East - Food Heritage Project.

Willie Macleod of Scottish Preserves, who has also had a part in organising the competition, said: “We are looking for the best jams from home and abroad, and the winners will be chosen from the categories of Homemade, Artisan, and Hotel/Restaurant/B&B. One of them will be crowned overall World Jampion.

“To encourage jam makers of the future we will also be looking for a Junior Jampion, younger children are being asked to invent their ‘Dream Jam’ and design its own special label. As their prize, I will produce a batch of the jam for them, label attached!”

The judging panel will also include Shirley Wallace (SWRI), Lynn Smith (Blairgowrie High School, Willie Macleod (Scottish Preserves) and Tony Heath (Tony Heath Cook School).

The closing date for the competition is August 16, and entry forms and further information can be found at