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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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 2014 Conference Speaker Spotlight: Suman of FIAN

Posted by Megan MacLeod on September 9, 2014 at 11:00 0 Comments

What are the next steps to take in order to ensure a food secure planet?

Suman, a representative from the Food First Information and Action Network (FIAN) will join us in Glasgow…


Our first Good Food Nation event in Edinburgh

Posted by Nourish Scotland on September 8, 2014 at 12:46 0 Comments

Last week we had our first out of nine Good Food Nation events. The aim of these events is to inspire people to submit their own responses to the Scottish Government's recently published discussion paper …


Nourish 2014 Conference Speaker Spotlight: Charles Henderson of Climate Futures

Posted by Megan MacLeod on September 8, 2014 at 12:33 0 Comments

Getting the research out there: how can we take action in climate proofing the Scottish (and global) food system?



Nourish 2014 Conference Speaker Spotlight: Rucha Chitnis

Posted by Megan MacLeod on September 5, 2014 at 17:00 0 Comments

Understanding the inequalities of gender in food and agriculture is essential when attempting to create a people-centered food system.   



Nourish Conference 2014 Speaker Spotlight: Terri Ballard of FAO’s Voices of the Hungry

Posted by Megan MacLeod on September 5, 2014 at 13:37 0 Comments

How do we measure food security around the world? How do the ways in which food insecurity is experienced differ by region, culture, and socioeconomic status?


Terri J. Ballard, speaker at the …


the geopolitics of milk

Posted by pete ritchie on September 2, 2014 at 9:00 0 Comments

The Russian veto on EU food creates the prospect of a new milk lake.  What should be done? There's a big rush on to sell more milk to China as the market there opens up - but does it really make sense to use 4kg of concentrate including soya from…


Nourish and yes

Posted by pete ritchie on September 1, 2014 at 14:44 0 Comments

Nourish is working for a transformation of the food system in Scotland. We know it’s technically possible for everyone in Scotland to eat well without relying on forced labour and without inflicting so much damage on the environment here and in…


NonStuff Festival supported by Permaculture Scotland @ Wiston Lodge 12 - 14 Sept!!

Posted by Tracey Hay on August 28, 2014 at 22:22 0 Comments

This first ever NonStuff festival supported by Permaculture Scotland will be held at Wiston Lodge, and is the brainchild of permaculture designer, musician, mobile sauna owner and social artist James Chapman

The festival is a collaborative…


Portobello Market, Saturday 6th September

Posted by Portobello Market on August 27, 2014 at 20:42 0 Comments

The next Portobello Market is on Saturday 6th September and we open at 9.30 am and run until 1.30pm.  There's tables and chairs out for you to sit a…


Come to the Seed Truck Fair 30th Aug!

Posted by Fergus Walker on August 20, 2014 at 15:49 0 Comments

Dear all,
I am delighted to invite you to the first ever...
Saturday 30th August
Dudhope Community Centre, Dundee
This is a celebration…


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Take One Action Festival: Aunt Hilda at Edinburgh Filmhouse

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