Nourish Scotland

Scotland's Sustainable Local Food Network

Welcome to the Nourish Scotland Community site

Looking for the official site with board and staff details, policy, responses, programmes, vision and aims? Visit www.nourishscotland.org

Sign up for regular newsletters from Nourish Scotland (opens in a new window).

(this is the community site, the official site is at nourishscotland.org)

We hope you enjoy using this site to network and connect to others who are interested in sustainable and local food. Do invite other local food activists and food groups to join up!

Once you have joined you can take part in four ways:

  1. have your say on the discussions forum - there are four categories to choose from
  2. join a group of people with similar interests or who are local to you
  3. post your events in the events listing
  4. share your wants and offers in the blog posts section

If you want to tell others about yourself in more detail consider updating your profile

And if you have photos or videos you can upload those too. More...

 

The Declaration of Dunbar

We are working towards a sustainable Scotland in which, in every region we produce more of what we eat and eat more of what we produce.

We believe a more localised food system would be better for the environment, health, community and economy of our country. We are building a movement to create a food system that is:

  • Locally based with shorter supply chains
  • Promotes and respects seasonality
  • Resilient
  • Fair and accessible to all
  • Creates and maintains a sustainable livelihood for producers

These steps are essential in order to ensure a fairer more equitable food system appropriate for a low carbon economy.

Blog Posts

Portobello Market - Saturday 2nd August

Posted by Portobello Market on July 23, 2014 at 17:00 0 Comments

A cracking summer so far. Long may it last, though nothing's guaranteed. That is except that is for Portobello's very own local community farmers market.

The next…

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Producers Bursary Awards 2014/2015 - BBC Good Food Shows

Posted by Nourish Scotland on July 22, 2014 at 11:55 0 Comments

The BBC Good Food Shows, proudly run by River Street Events, are searching for outstanding producers of speciality food and drink and want to reward them for their passion and dedication. The Producers Bursary Awards gives producers…

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Co-op examines food sustainability policy - have your say

Posted by Nourish Scotland on July 17, 2014 at 16:06 0 Comments

The Co-operative has been reviewing it's sustainable food policy. They are keen to explore how we really value food and how we can influence consumers to make more aware shopping choices that can help to reduce waste, support our well-being and…

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Study finds organic food is healthier

Posted by Nourish Scotland on July 15, 2014 at 15:32 0 Comments

The largest study of its kind is the first to find wide-ranging differences between organic and non-organic food. Organic food really…

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Good Food Nation - New Nourish Briefing Paper

Posted by Nourish Scotland on July 10, 2014 at 15:48 0 Comments

The Scottish Government has launched a discussion paper on Becoming a Good Food Nation. The paper sets out a vision where we can all serve, sell and eat fresh, healthy food and where…

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Portobello Market

Posted by Portobello Market on June 25, 2014 at 16:43 0 Comments

Half way through the year, the school holidays are upon us and hopefully the sun will keep shining.

It must be time for another Portobello Market!…

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Call to action - TTIP is bad for food and farming

Posted by Nourish Scotland on June 24, 2014 at 15:30 0 Comments

The TransAtlantic Trade & Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a hugely influential trade deal between the US and the EU. It is likely to have various impacts on food sovereignty through:

  • eroding regulations on:
    • food…
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Back in the Silent Spring - insecticides still a major threat to international biodiversity and food

Posted by Matilda Scharsach on June 24, 2014 at 10:42 0 Comments

In a four year international collaborative study across several countries, researchers compared their impact with that reported in Silent Spring, the …

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A new tone in Scotland’s new Food Policy

Posted by Nourish Scotland on June 23, 2014 at 9:30 1 Comment

“By 2025, people from every walk of life, will take pride and pleasure in the food served day by day in Scotland.”  This is the first sentence of the Scottish Government’s vision for a new food policy.

Launched on 18 June “…

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Contact Us

Our email address for general enquiries is:- info@nourishscotland.org.uk

Please add Blogs to the website to let us all know whats going on.  Theres some advice on building blogs here.

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Latest Activity

Portobello Market posted an event
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Portobello Market at Brighton Park

August 2, 2014 from 9:30am to 1:30pm
A cracking summer so far. Long may it last, though nothing's guaranteed. That is except that is for…See More
14 hours ago
Portobello Market posted a blog post

Portobello Market - Saturday 2nd August

A cracking summer so far. Long may it last, though nothing's guaranteed. That is except that is for…See More
17 hours ago
Nourish Scotland posted events
20 hours ago
Rachel Heydecker is now a member of Nourish Scotland
yesterday
A blog post by Nourish Scotland was featured

Producers Bursary Awards 2014/2015 - BBC Good Food Shows

The BBC Good Food Shows, proudly run by River Street Events, are searching for outstanding…See More
yesterday
Nourish Scotland posted a blog post

Producers Bursary Awards 2014/2015 - BBC Good Food Shows

The BBC Good Food Shows, proudly run by River Street Events, are searching for outstanding…See More
yesterday
Gavin is now a member of Nourish Scotland
Monday
Tracey Hay posted a blog post
Saturday
Gemma Ballantyne joined Greig Robertson's group
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Local Food Training

This group has been established to facilitate discussion about skills training to support the…See More
Friday
Gemma Ballantyne joined LES BATES's group
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Orchards & Fruit Group

a group to link members of Nourish interested in orchards, \ forest gardens\Wild foods.
Friday
A blog post by Nourish Scotland was featured

Co-op examines food sustainability policy - have your say

The Co-operative has been reviewing it's sustainable food policy. They are keen to explore how we…See More
Jul 17
Profile IconGemma Ballantyne, Lesley Doyle and Reclaim the Fields Scotland joined Nourish Scotland
Jul 17

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