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Perthshire Preserves, Fingal’s Floating Hotel Link

A Perthshire jam-making company has announced a new partnership with luxury floating hotel Fingal.

Perthshire Preserves is offering the special new strawberry jam as part of Fingal’s new afternoon tea menu, which will be served with the ship’s buttermilk scones and clotted cream.

Perthshire Preserves have been producing handmade, award-winning jams, jellies, chutneys and marmalades using Scottish produce since 2010, but this is the first time the family business has partnered with Edinburgh-based Fingal, which was developed by the prize- the winning team from the Royal Yacht Britannia.

Based in Callander, Perthshire Preserves owners Iain Mackenzie and Kate Thornhill both have hotel experience in the food and beverage industry. Mr. Mackenzie is also a former Cunard Line Merchant Navy Officer.

It is hoped that it will become a staple of Fingal’s Afternoon Tea menu beyond an initial National Afternoon Tea Week tie from Aug. 8-15.

Mr. Mackenzie said, “We are extremely proud to be teaming up with Fingal for National Afternoon Tea Week in August and look forward to our partnership continuing well beyond this special annual occasion.

“My career in the merchant navy spanned more than 20 years, so I have spent much of my life at sea and I still enjoy watching ships sail to distant destinations. One of my lasting memories of life on the ocean waves is serving afternoon tea to around 1,800 people on the Queen Elizabeth 2 (QE2), a retired British ocean liner, which has also been transformed into a floating hotel.

“It now seems particularly fitting to team up with Fingal, as Scotland’s only luxury floating hotel and former tender vessel of the Northern Lighthouse Board, which brings back so many special seafaring memories for me.”

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Arleta Juszczyszyn, Chef de partie at Fingal, said: “We are delighted to welcome Perthshire Preserves on board Fingal as part of our new afternoon tea menu. Their handmade strawberry and champagne jam is the perfect complement to our buttermilk scones and we are proud to support one of Scotland’s best local producers, based just over an hour from the ship. »

Earlier this year, Fingal was named one of the top 20 luxury hotels in the UK by TripAdvisor users.

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