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Make Works: Mackays

We've collaborated with Make Works to showcase the stories behind our products. Today we catch up with Judith Davidson, UK Sales Manager for Mackays Ltd.

Dundee is known for being the home of marmalade and Mackays, a family business, is now the last remaining producer of orange marmalade in the area. Watch Judith discuss the process behind creating their famous marmalade and discover more about Mackay's relationship with Dundee in the video below.

Traditional open copper pans and authentic cooking methods means Mackay's products maintain that traditional home-made taste.

Making marmalade

They use the highest quality bitter Seville oranges to ensure rich fruit flavours in every batch.

Filled jars on the factory line

Created especially for our shop, V&A Dundee Orange Marmalade has a special fruit blend and a label inspired by the architecture of our building.

V&A Dundee marmalade jars

Make Works Collaboration

To help tell the stories behind some of the wonderful collaborations in our shop, we have been working with leading Scottish design studio Make Works.

Originating in Scotland and extending throughout the UK, Make Works now have an international reach, including regions in the UAE and Sweden.

Make Works source local manufacturers, workshops and materials, beautifully capturing the people behind them and making them available through their open access platform. Since 2013, Make Works have visited and documented almost 200 factories and manufacturers, encouraging those in the creative industries to have work made locally or independently.

With their profound knowledge of Scotland’s creative industries and talent for storytelling, Make Works are the perfect partner to showcase a selection of our retail collaborations.