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.

Forum

Seed saving

Started by Grainne Kennedy in Change local food economies. Last reply by Bute Produce Dec 15, 2014. 8 Replies

Urban Growing and Food System Case Studies

Started by Allison Palenske in Change local food economies. Last reply by Allison Palenske Nov 3, 2014. 4 Replies

Excess Apples

Started by David Hopkins in Uncategorized. Last reply by Fergus Walker Oct 28, 2014. 5 Replies

Blog Posts

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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Come share your skills, expertise, art, performance & creativity @ NonStuff festival

Posted by Tracey Hay on May 4, 2015 at 21:41 0 Comments

NonStuff festival 2015 ***Closing Date 8th May*** for workshop facilitators, performers & volunteers. If you haven't filled in the form already, you still have time to get your ideas to us.

Online application:…

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Portobello Market, Saturday 2nd May

Posted by Portobello Market on April 22, 2015 at 17:51 0 Comments

It seems just a few days since the last Portobello Market in Easter. Here it is again on Saturday 2nd May.

26 traders joining us in May. There's a…

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Exciting opportunity at Whitmuir

Posted by pete ritchie on March 28, 2015 at 7:11 0 Comments

We're recruiting for a project manager for the new CCF-funded 'Circular Economy of Food' project.  You'll be responsible for a team of 3 staff to work with the community and the two local primary schools to: 

develop a local food waste…

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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. 

 

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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
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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
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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
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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
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Portobello Market at Brighton Park

July 4, 2015 from 9:30am to 1:15pm
Not much of a summer so far, but don't be down, Portobello Market is here again on Saturday 4th…See More
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Portobello Market posted a blog post

Portobello Market

Not much of a summer so far, but don't be down, …See More
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200 years later

A good day for 'what if?' speculation about what would have happened if Napoleon had won - but one…See More
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