Nourish Scotland

Scotland's Sustainable Local Food Network

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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

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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.


Excess Apples

Started by David Hopkins in Uncategorized. Last reply by Fergus Walker Oct 28. 5 Replies

Seed saving

Started by Grainne Kennedy in Change local food economies. Last reply by Kirsty Sutherland Jun 11. 7 Replies

Blog Posts

Call for EU ban on the "environmental vandalism" of deep sea trawling

Posted by Matilda Scharsach on November 10, 2014 at 11:24 0 Comments

Deep sea trawling, which involves terrible damage to sea bottom habitats akin to "bulldozing Stonehenge" is featured in a Herald article by Pete Ritchie, Nourish Director, and Claire Nouvian from the Bloom Campaign.   Pete and Claire are working…


Building a movement for food sovereignty in the UK - Save the date!

Posted by Nourish Scotland on November 4, 2014 at 12:56 0 Comments

Since our last energising national gathering in 2012, the food sovereignty movement in the UK has grown with hundreds of projects thriving across the UK. It is time to gather again, share the amazing progress we have made over the past few years…


Invitation to the Landworkers' Alliance AGM

Posted by Nourish Scotland on November 4, 2014 at 12:51 0 Comments

Come one and all to the Landworkers' Alliance's 2014 AGM on the 16th and 17th November at the MERCi centre, Manchester.

The weekend is a chance to meet other producers, learn more about the work of…


Market Garden Apprentice Opportunity

Posted by Nourish Scotland on November 4, 2014 at 12:45 0 Comments

Chagfood is a 5-acre Community Market Garden on the north-east edge of Dartmoor supplying 75 veg-shares a week to local households. We are going into our sixth season and are looking for a hard-working, enthusiastic apprentice to join our…

National Orchard Gathering 2014

Posted by Mike Small on November 3, 2014 at 12:00 0 Comments

Nourish members are invited to help create a vision…


Looking for cooks!

Posted by Heather Anderson on October 31, 2014 at 13:00 0 Comments

Whitmuir is looking for people with some cooking experience who like talking to customers to join the team in the six weeks run up to Christmas.  You'll be working on the food truck at the Tramstop market and/or at the Christmas market in St…


Portobello Market, Saturday 1st November

Posted by Portobello Market on October 22, 2014 at 13:05 0 Comments

The next Portobello Market is on Saturday 1st November

It was a wet one last month so fingers crossed for a dry one and we'll have tables and…


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…



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Latest Activity

Sheila Anderson is now a member of Nourish Scotland
Roderick Cooke is now a member of Nourish Scotland
carol clarkson joined Luci Ransome's group

Glasgow Local Food Network

Helping to connect and grow all aspects of the local food network in and around Glasgow - come and…See More
Nov 15
Profile IconBecky Shaw, Alexander Macleod and carol clarkson joined Nourish Scotland
Nov 15
Matilda Scharsach posted a blog post

Call for EU ban on the "environmental vandalism" of deep sea trawling

Deep sea trawling, which involves terrible damage to sea bottom habitats akin to "bulldozing…See More
Nov 10
Profile IconArianna, Susan Carleton, Elaine Cooper and 1 more joined Nourish Scotland
Nov 10
LES BATES commented on LES BATES's group Orchards & Fruit Group
"Travelling down this Thursday to the Orchard Gathering in Dunblane on Friday. Looking forward to it…"
Nov 4
Nourish Scotland posted blog posts
Nov 4
Allison Palenske replied to Allison Palenske's discussion Urban Growing and Food System Case Studies
"Hi Andrew, Thanks so much for this wealth of knowledge, what a fantastic website you have! I will…"
Nov 3
Talk Action posted events
Nov 3
Jane Dingwall posted an event

Assessing Your Potential: Farm Woodland Management & Creation at Overburns Farm, nr Coulter, South Lanarkshire

December 5, 2014 from 12:30pm to 4pm
A practical on-farm afternoon looking at options, issues and potential business benefits of…See More
Nov 3
Mike Small posted a blog post
Nov 3

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