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

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

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…

Topics for discussion at this year's conference: A food system fit for purpose today

Posted by Nourish Scotland on August 19, 2014 at 16:30 0 Comments

Our food system isn’t working. This is hardly surprising, given that the old ideas of corporations – industrialisation and intensification – are still clinging to dominance. This mantra of agribusiness dates back to the nineteenth century:…


All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Hunger and Food Poverty

Posted by Nourish Scotland on July 30, 2014 at 12:41 0 Comments

Nourish responded to the All-Party Parliamentary Inquiry into Hunger and Food Poverty which you can find on our website under public consultations.…


Really interesting article by the Sustainable Food Trust about innovative urban farming

Posted by Matilda Scharsach on July 29, 2014 at 14:00 0 Comments

Follow this link to an interesting read about roof top farming amongst other approaches to urban farming:…


Portobello Market - Saturday 2nd August

Posted by Portobello Market on July 23, 2014 at 17:00 0 Comments

A cracking summer so far. Long may it last, though nothing's guaranteed. That is except that is for Portobello's very own local community farmers market.

The next…


Producers Bursary Awards 2014/2015 - BBC Good Food Shows

Posted by Nourish Scotland on July 22, 2014 at 11:55 0 Comments

The BBC Good Food Shows, proudly run by River Street Events, are searching for outstanding producers of speciality food and drink and want to reward them for their passion and dedication. The Producers Bursary Awards gives producers…



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Latest Activity

Fiona Murray is now a member of Nourish Scotland
14 hours ago
Nourish Scotland updated an event

Help create a Good Food Nation at Various locations throughout Scotland

September 4, 2014 to September 29, 2014
Join us to share ideas about, debate and influence the Scottish Government’s proposals to improve…See More
15 hours ago
pete ritchie posted blog posts
22 hours ago
Smashin' Eggs updated their profile
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Tracey Hay posted a blog post

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

This first ever NonStuff festival supported by Permaculture Scotland will be held at Wiston Lodge,…See More
Tracey Hay updated an event

Non-Stuff festival 12 -14 Sept, Wiston Lodge, Lanarkshire at Wiston Lodge

September 12, 2014 to September 14, 2014
This first ever NonStuff festival supported by Permaculture Scotland will be held at Wiston Lodge,…See More
Bute Produce commented on Bute Produce's video

Bute Heritage Potato Project

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Bute Produce posted a video

Bute Heritage Potato Project

Bringing three heritage varieties of Bute Potatoes back to Bute. Short film from ground preparation to successful crop, and overview of what else we do. Fyne...
John Beattie posted a discussion

Are local foods good for you?

Perhaps a rhetorical question in this forum, but one which the Scottish Government wants answered…See More
Portobello Market posted an event

Portobello Market, Saturday 6th september at Brighton Park

September 6, 2014 from 9:30am to 1:30pm
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