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

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(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 5 September

Posted by Portobello Market on August 26, 2015 at 14:26 0 Comments

Yep, the holidays are over, the kids are back to school, the nights are drawing in and Autumn is on its way. But cheer up, it's the Portobello Market on Saturday 5th September.

The Caleerie Buskers will be on site to add some light…

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What a day for food stories.. the morning's news was that diabetes is up 60% in the UK in the last decade: can it really be that we're not just overeating, but overeating much more than ten years ago…

Posted by pete ritchie on August 18, 2015 at 21:44 0 Comments

What a day for food stories.. the morning's news was that diabetes is up 60% in the UK in the last decade: can it really be that we're not just overeating, but overeating much more than ten years ago? Or is there something else going on…

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Portobello Market, Saturday 1st August

Posted by Portobello Market on July 23, 2015 at 0:52 0 Comments

Did someone say it was summer?!  Last market was a bit wet and the one before a bit windy, so I reckon we should be in for a hot and sunny one!



All your usual traders will be on site at the next…

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Portobello Market

Posted by Portobello Market on June 24, 2015 at 11:40 0 Comments

Not much of a summer so far, but don't be down, Portobello Market is here again on Saturday 4th July to put some sunshine into your day. Gates open at 9.30am…

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200 years later

Posted by pete ritchie on June 18, 2015 at 8:45 0 Comments

A good day for 'what if?' speculation about what would have happened if Napoleon had won - but one thing's for sure: we wouldn't be playing 200 year catch-up with land reform....  

How do we end food bank hell?

Posted by pete ritchie on June 4, 2015 at 17:00 0 Comments

How do we end food bank hell?

by Shelagh Young @sheel9

I recently attended a Scottish Government hosted workshop which introduced a large audience to the Massachusetts institute of Technology’s (MIT) U.lab and the…

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Portobello Market, Saturday 6th June

Posted by Portobello Market on May 28, 2015 at 11:20 0 Comments

It must be summer. The days are getting warmer and longer, and the swifts are back in the skies over Porty.

The Portobello Market also returns on June 6th…

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Marginal Lands Project

Posted by Dr. Dorian Speakman on May 11, 2015 at 15:23 0 Comments

Call for Participants in Scotland



Recent years have seen Britain battered by a combination of extreme weather events which has had serious impacts on the farming community, not least with global weather events affecting…

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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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NOURISH FOOD LEADERSHIP PROGRAMME - IT'S TIME TO SIGN UP!

Are you a grower, farmer, retailer, cook, community organiser, activist, policymaker, artist, procurement officer, journalist, nutritionist, educator, researcher...?

Do you want to help transform the food system from being centred on producing commodities to caring for people and planet, and connect with others who share this vision? 

Check www.nourishscotland.org/projects/ for more info or contact us at foodleaders@nourishscotland.org.uk. 

 

Latest Activity

Portobello Market posted an event
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Portobello Market, Saturday 5 September at Brighton Park

September 5, 2015 from 9:30am to 1:30pm
Yep, the holidays are over, the kids are back to school, the nights are drawing in and Autumn is on…See More
Aug 26
Portobello Market posted a blog post

Portobello Market, Saturday 5 September

Yep, the holidays are over, the kids are back to school, the nights are drawing in and Autumn is on…See More
Aug 26
john hancox posted a blog post
Aug 25
john hancox added a discussion to the group Orchards & Fruit Group
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we want your apples for cider!

lovely Scottish apples wanted to make Cider …See More
Aug 25
pete ritchie posted a blog post
Aug 18
john hancox posted a discussion

Scottish Heritage Fruit Trees Stocklist for 2015/16

Dear All Pleased to say that we have our new stocklist of heritage Scottish apple, pear, plum -…See More
Aug 5
john hancox added a discussion to the group Orchards & Fruit Group
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Scottish Heritage Fruit Trees Stocklist for 2015/16

Hi folks - Pleased to be able to supply a wide range of Scottish heritage varieties of apple, Pear…See More
Aug 5
Portobello Market posted an event
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Portobello Market, Saturday 1st August at Brighton Park

August 1, 2015 from 9:30am to 1:30pm
Did someone say it was summer?!  Last market was a bit wet and the one before a bit windy, so I…See More
Jul 28
Portobello Market posted a blog post

Portobello Market, Saturday 1st August

Did someone say it was summer?!  Last market was a bit wet and the one before a bit windy, so I…See More
Jul 23
Jane Dingwall posted an event
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Optimising Output: Soil & Grass at Nethy Bridge near Grantown-on-Spey

July 28, 2015 from 2pm to 5pm
A practical afternoon on farm looking at soil, grassland and nutrient management for optimum…See More
Jul 10
Faith posted an event
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Beets for Brambles August Foodswap! at Saltyard Cafe, EH11

August 12, 2015 from 6pm to 7:30pm
Free, informal event where you can swap your foraged, homegrown or homemade food! Use up gluts,…See More
Jul 10
Profile IconJulai Whitaker, Diana Ellis, Nicola Massie and 2 more joined Nourish Scotland
Jul 2

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