A MAN from Edinburgh who has entered a sticky competition for many years has walked away with the World Marmalade Award.

Tim Nind has won the globally recognised prize of best marmalade in the world for 2023, and his jars of Seville and Ginger Marmalade will now go on sale at Fortnum & Mason, following the eighteenth Dalemain World Marmalade competition.

The prestigious competition is held each year at the Dalemain Mansion in Penrith.

Of Tim’s winning jars, 50p will be donated from each sale to charity.

News and Star: The Dining Room at Dalemain with the Marmalade Alter as the centre pieceThe Dining Room at Dalemain with the Marmalade Alter as the centre piece (Image: Hermoine Mccosh)

In a year of extremely high-quality homemade marmalade, making the other notable homemade competition category winners were: Mitsuyo Kimura from Tokyo who won the Octogenarians and Upwards category with her yuzu, pear, lemon and vanilla bean marmalade and Robert Stordy’s marmalade in the Mcnab category with Seville oranges, cranberries, shallots and port as ingredients.

Reuban Kooperman’s marmalade in the Marmalade For The King category - made with Sevilles from a tree in Reuban’s garden - was posted all the way from Perth, Australia before he followed it to Cumbria to receive his award in person at the festival.

News and Star: Reuban Kooperman with marmalade fit for a kingReuban Kooperman with marmalade fit for a king (Image: Hermoine Mccosh)

Jane Hasell-McCosh, founder of The Dalemain World Marmalade Awards said: "Once again we have welcomed so many marmalade enthusiasts from around the world who have been part of our Awards and Festival for 2023.

"It is fitting that the cherry trees are blooming in time for this wonderful celebration of friendship between our countries with the re-signing of the licence for our Japanese sister festival, which is happening in Yawatahama.

"We were honoured that His Excellency Ambassador Hayashi was able to be present at this festival and also the Mayor Oshiro from Yawatahama could travel to Cumbria from Yawatahama to help us commemorate this continued association between our festival here in Cumbria and theirs in Japan.

"We are so pleased to have turned the world slightly more orange and been able to constructively champion Britain’s favourite preserve for almost two decades.

"To date the festival has raised more than £275,000 since it began 18 years ago.

"It is a privilege to support Hospice at Home, a charity that is doing such good work and it is only with the support of Fortnum & Mason, Rathbones and Lycetts that we are able to do this,” she said.