Sheila goes for gold and gets it

The Oban Times - - Districts -

A SPEAN Bridge woman is cel­e­brat­ing af­ter win­ning a gold award at the World Orig­i­nal Mar­malade Awards.

Sheila Mackin­non, of The Heathers B&B, In­ver­gloy, Spean Bridge, won the pres­ti­gious ac­co­lade for her Rowan and Cle­men­tine Mar­malade which im­pressed judges with its ap­pear­ance, colour, con­sis­tency, aroma and flavour.

De­lighted to have won the award, Sheila said: ‘This is a golden award for us in more ways than one. I am so pleased to have won this award against such strong com­pe­ti­tion from all over the world. I’ve got the pans at the ready to make lots more jars but mak­ing mar­malade and jam for guests is some­thing I have al­ways done.’ Sheila told the Loch

aber Times she has been mak­ing mar­malade for about 35 years: ‘I am a home-made per­son. I was brought up on a farm where we were taught to make all sorts.’

The land­lady, who has had the Spean Bridge B&B for seven years, also makes bread, scones and what­ever she can turn her hand to. She said she en­joys the chal­lenge of mak­ing home-made goods for her B&B cus­tomers. Sheila added: ‘This is my fourth year en­ter­ing the com­pe­ti­tion. I have won sil­ver awards in the past but I just thought this year I am go­ing for the gold.’

Ian and Sheila MacKin­non.

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