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

Research Strategy Consultation - Comments welcome!

Posted by Nourish Scotland on April 17, 2014 at 10:50 0 Comments

The Scottish Governments Rural Affairs and the Environment (RAE) Research Strategy proposal is out for consultation. You can find the proposal and questionnaire under the following link. The deadline for responses is Friday, 25th April…

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Non-stuff festival (1st ever!!) 12 - 14 Sept 2014, Wiston Lodge, Lanarkshire

Posted by Tracey Hay on April 15, 2014 at 18:23 0 Comments

James Chapman is planning the first ever Non-Stuff Festival



Would you like to come along and get involved in the first ever NonStuff Festival…

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Family Permaculture. 6 -10th August 2014. Allanton World Peace Sanctuary, Dumfries

Posted by Tracey Hay on April 15, 2014 at 18:18 0 Comments

Family Permaculture. 6 -10th August 2014. Allanton World Peace Sanctuary, Dumfries, Scotland.

Family fun. Nature Activities. Permaculture & forest education. Healthy Food. Happy times. Camping. Campfires. Guest house. Experienced…

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New Food Bill Consultation

Posted by Nourish Scotland on April 11, 2014 at 12:22 0 Comments

The Scottish Government has recently introduced legislation to replace the existing Food Standards Agency with a stand-alone Scottish specific body. The new Food (Scotland) Bill can be accessed on the Scottish Parliament website…

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Blairgowrie community buy-in gathers pace

Posted by pete ritchie on April 4, 2014 at 7:47 0 Comments

Local residents in Blairgowrie and Coupar Angus are mounting a campaign to keep the Co-op's Rosemount farm in common ownership with a public meeting on April 9th to discuss the way forward.  Lesley Riddoch along with representatives from…

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heads ewes lose

Posted by pete ritchie on April 4, 2014 at 7:41 0 Comments

In another twist to the Byzantine negotiations on CAP reform, it seems that Scotland's full nation half-member state position within the EU means that we've lost the option of raising the level of coupled payments and doing more to support sheep…

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Call to mobilise - Plant local seeds, Harvest global future!

Posted by Nourish Scotland on April 2, 2014 at 12:53 0 Comments

International Day of Farmers' Struggles in Defence of Peasants' and Farmers' seeds

To strengthen the …

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Opportunity for local producers - Argyll and Bute Council contract for Fresh Meat and Fresh Fish

Posted by Nourish Scotland on April 2, 2014 at 10:08 0 Comments

The Argyll and Bute Council are tendering for the supply and delivery of fresh meat and fresh fish. The approach for this tender gives real opportunities for local producers. The contract will be split in two separate product lots – one for fresh…

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Climate change will affect everyone – Scotland is ill prepared to deal with impacts

Posted by Nourish Scotland on March 31, 2014 at 13:47 0 Comments

Today, the UN’s intergovernmental panel on climate change (IPCC) published its report on the effects of climate change on people and the planet.

In his…

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Whitmuir is looking for a head of food

Posted by pete ritchie on March 27, 2014 at 18:00 0 Comments

With Frank the food truck about to hit the road for a summer of 'slow food served fast' , and a new range of organic meals under development, Whitmuir is looking for an organised, creative, farm-loving, truck driving, cost-savvy food professional…

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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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Take part in our Local Food Survey

Nourish wants to grow the local food economy...

Nourish aims to discover the opportunities and barriers to growing the local food economy, so that recommendations can be made that will benefit both the sector and society as a whole.

Are you a food business? Please help us by filling in our survey here.

Latest Activity

Sophia Woodman is now a member of Nourish Scotland
9 hours ago
Alan Brown commented on Mel McEwan's group Food Hubs
"Food Hub software is progressing. As well as the services of Farm Drop and Food Assembly, we are…"
19 hours ago
A blog post by Nourish Scotland was featured

Research Strategy Consultation - Comments welcome!

The Scottish Governments Rural Affairs and the Environment (RAE) Research Strategy proposal is out…See More
yesterday
Nourish Scotland posted a blog post

Research Strategy Consultation - Comments welcome!

The Scottish Governments Rural Affairs and the Environment (RAE) Research Strategy proposal is out…See More
yesterday
Tracey Hay posted an event
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Non-Stuff festival 12 -14 Sept, Wiston Lodge, Lanarkshire at Wiston Lodge

September 12, 2014 to September 14, 2014
James Chapman is planning the first ever Non-Stuff Festival Would you like to come along and get…See More
yesterday
Tracey Hay posted blog posts
Tuesday
Claire Jessiman posted an event
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Scottish Gin Tasting with Gin Infused Canapés at Aberdeenshire

May 16, 2014 from 8pm to 11pm
Aberdeen Food Blogger Claire Jessiman aka The Foodie Quine…See More
Monday
Solange Rencoret posted an event
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Producers Networking Event Peebles at Eastgate Theatre, Peebles, EH45 8AD

April 22, 2014 from 10am to 1pm
This event is for you the producers to get to know each other and work together to strengthen our…See More
Apr 11
A blog post by Nourish Scotland was featured

New Food Bill Consultation

The Scottish Government has recently introduced legislation to replace the existing Food Standards…See More
Apr 11
Nourish Scotland posted a blog post

New Food Bill Consultation

The Scottish Government has recently introduced legislation to replace the existing Food Standards…See More
Apr 11
David Lefevre is now a member of Nourish Scotland
Apr 11
Mhairi Mackintosh is now a member of Nourish Scotland
Apr 10

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