James Robertson's working life began in a thread mill, but because of the recession in the industry, he decided to cut his losses and took up an apprenticeship with a local grocer. The talent that was to make James his fortune, quickly surfaced and just three years later he made the brave decision to go it alone. Little did James know, on that day in 1859 as he stood outside his shop at 86 Causide Street in Paisley Scotland, what fate had in store for him. Despite being shrewd in business, James was a kind, charitable man and one day he took pity on a struggling salesman and agreed to buy a barrel of bitter oranges from him. James had known only too well that the oranges would not sell well, but what he did not realise was that his act of kindness would change his whole life. Rather than see the offending oranges go to waste his wife hit upon the idea of making them into marmalade to be sold in the shop.
Marion's clear tangy 'Golden Shred' marmalade was an instant success. James was not slow to realise the full business potential that his wife had uncovered and set about perfecting her original recipe. It was then that the secret of the delicious Robertson's flavour was revealed. Somehow James had found a way to remove the bitterness of the orange whilst still retaining what he called "the highly tonic value of the fruit".
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