Nourish Scotland

Scotland's Sustainable Local Food Network

Welcome to the Nourish Scotland Community site

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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

Nourish Scotland made the trek down to Swindon: What went down at the Soil Association Conference?

Posted by Megan MacLeod on October 14, 2014 at 10:30 0 Comments

Striding into STEAM, with giant locomotives looming beside the stalls of Triodos Bank, Edaphos and the Soil Association’s own…


Are you a fruit-bearing tree? Come to the Orchard Gathering next month...

Posted by Fergus Walker on October 13, 2014 at 15:31 0 Comments


Victoria Halls, Dunblane, Fri 7th Nov, 10am-10.30pm

How do we celebrate and grow the orchard movement in Scotland as part of the local food revolution?…


Board Members recruitment - Food Standards Scotland

Posted by Nourish Scotland on October 8, 2014 at 11:38 0 Comments

A new public body, Food Standards Scotland is about to be set up and will be operational from April 2015. Recruitment for Board Members for this new body is now…


Distance learning MSc in Organic Farming

Posted by David Michie on September 30, 2014 at 12:45 0 Comments

SRUC offers its MSc in organic farming to enable students with a variety of academic and working experiences to gain a fast-track understanding of the key technical production, marketing and management aspects of organic farming and food.  This…


Edinburgh Permaculture Design Course Jan - June 2015 (six weekends over six months)

Posted by Tracey Hay on September 29, 2014 at 18:50 0 Comments

Permaculture Design Course - Edinburgh 2015

Teacher: James Chapman

Jan - June dates released, and bookings are now being taken:…


Nourish 2014 Speaker Spotlight: Glen Ramjag

Posted by Megan MacLeod on September 26, 2014 at 11:53 0 Comments

Glen Ramjag is joining us in Glasgow on World Food Day…


Portobello Market, Saturday 4th October

Posted by Portobello Market on September 24, 2014 at 10:25 0 Comments

Autumn is upon as and the vibrant colours it brings are bringing a smile to everyone's life. Sounds a lot like Portobello Market!

The next market…


Europe downgrades environment?

Posted by pete ritchie on September 23, 2014 at 15:49 0 Comments

After the biggest climate march in history, the European Commission proposals for reform following the European election come in for stinging criticism from the Green 10, Europe's largest green organisations.

They state

The Juncker…



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Latest Activity

Jane Dingwall posted an event

Getting the Most from Farm Woodland at Ruthven Farm, Glenlivet

November 5, 2014 from 10am to 3pm
Host farmer Jim Simmons will explain how his business stands to benefits from planned, newly…See More
15 hours ago
Hilary Menzies joined Local Origins Rural Network's group

Getting meat from farm to fork

Discussing some of the practical issues and logistics of getting more of our own meat from farm to…See More
16 hours ago
Allison Palenske posted a discussion

Urban Growing and Food System Case Studies

Hello fellow Nourish members, I'm a postgraduate student at the Edinburgh College of Art working on…See More
19 hours ago
Allison Palenske posted an event

Edinburgh Green Tease: Community Growing with North Edinburgh Arts at North Edinburgh Arts

October 24, 2014 from 3pm to 5pm
Creative Carbon Scotland invites you to our next Edinburgh Green Tease-At this next event we’ll be…See More
20 hours ago
Profile IconRobert Marshall Pederson, Lesley and Hilary Menzies joined Nourish Scotland
john kelly is now a member of Nourish Scotland
Profile IconKate Thomson, michael igoe and Marjorie Gaughan joined Nourish Scotland
Sonia Mclay commented on Nourish Scotland's event 'Nourish Conference 2014: Our Common Wealth of Food'
"i am double booked and unable to attend sincere apologies for any inconvenience"
Oct 15
Jo Harbinson is now a member of Nourish Scotland
Oct 14
Megan MacLeod posted a blog post

Nourish Scotland made the trek down to Swindon: What went down at the Soil Association Conference?

Striding into STEAM, with giant locomotives looming beside the stalls of…See More
Oct 14
Fergus Walker posted a blog post

Are you a fruit-bearing tree? Come to the Orchard Gathering next month...

ORCHARD GATHERING 2014Victoria Halls, Dunblane, Fri 7th Nov, 10am-10.30pmHow do we celebrate and…See More
Oct 13
Shona Kane joined Greig Robertson's group

Farmers Markets

This group is for folk involved or interested in farmers markets.
Oct 13

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