Preserving Scottish deliciousness

The Baxter family have been making jams and jellies in Fochabers, preserving Scottish deliciousness, for over 150 years.

Baxters Strawberry Jam


In the back of their small Spey Street shop, George Baxter’s wife, Margaret, made a range of tasty preserves using fresh fruits from the local area. These were then enjoyed by families across the country as well as by those closer to home.

The son of George and Margaret, William Baxter, followed into the family business and his wife, Ethel, followed in the footsteps of her mother-in-law to create an exceptional range of jams which William then cycled to markets across Scotland. He went through six bicycles in the first year of doing so!

Today, Baxters continue to make delicious jams and jellies on the banks of the River Spey, on the site where William built the first factory, using family recipes passed down through the generations and which continue to be enjoyed here in Scotland, in Britain and across the world.

Darren Sivewright in the Baxters kitchen


Baxters have handmade a selection of limited edition preserves, including blackcurrant and cassis, damson and sloe gin, and figgy pudding, which are only available within our unique collection of Scottish hampers and gift boxes.

In our interview with Darren Sivewright, Innovation Chef and Culinary Lead, hear about some of the new creations being crafted at our Fochabers home with only the best ingredients.

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