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In October 2012 after finally having enough of being unable to buy chillies anywhere locally except Jalapeno and Scotch Bonnets, I decided that enough was enough and I was going to do something about it.

I love chillies and there is hardly a day that goes by that I don’t cook with them or use them when baking. So after a couple of months carrying out some research – Galloway Chillies was born on the 1st December 2012.

I am a farmer’s daughter and I am passionate about local and British produce. Therefore I had decided right from day one that only British chillies would be used in my products. I currently make eight types of preserves which are available in five heats.

When they are available my own home grown chilli plants (100 plus varieties) and chillies will also be available to buy but of course this will be limited as I will also need the chillies I grow to go into my own products.

The chilli preserves are made from scratch in my own kitchen in small batches so that every batch is of good quality and flavour.

Recognition & Awards

We are pleased to have received a number of accolades since we started the business:

  • September 2017 - Chilli Lime and Ginger WINS Best Chilli Jam/Chutney at the National Chilli Awards
  • May 2017 - Chilli Burns was a regional finalist in the Delicious Magazine Produce Awards
  • December 2016 - Galloway Chillies were shortlisted in the Artisan Food Category of the Scottish Rural Awards
  • March 2016 - Galloway Chillies were Highly Commended in the Artisan Food Category of the Scottish Rural Awards
  • July 2015 - Chilli Burns placed second in the Speciality section of the Jam/Jelly Division of the World Hot Sauce Awards
  • June 2015 - Chilli Burns was shortlisted for the Great British Food Farm Produce Awards
  • April 2015 - Chilli Burns was shortlisted for the Scottish Food and Drink Excellence Awards 
  • October 2014 - Galloway Chillies were shortlisted in the Food/Drink Producer category in the Dumfries and Galloway Life, People of the Year Awards.
  • May 2014 - our newest creation “Chilli Burns” was awarded best chilli preserve at the Devon Chilli Fiesta.
  • March 2014 - Galloway Chillies were shortlisted for the Dumfries and Galloway Chamber awards as most promising new business.
  • August 2013 - our Chilli Lemon Citrus won a Great Taste Award within a few months of it being launched.


I hope you will enjoy this journey with myself and Galloway Chillies. Hey, maybe we’ll bump into you soon at one of the many markets and shows we attend.