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

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…


Co-op examines food sustainability policy - have your say

Posted by Nourish Scotland on July 17, 2014 at 16:06 0 Comments

The Co-operative has been reviewing it's sustainable food policy. They are keen to explore how we really value food and how we can influence consumers to make more aware shopping choices that can help to reduce waste, support our well-being and…


Study finds organic food is healthier

Posted by Nourish Scotland on July 15, 2014 at 15:32 0 Comments

The largest study of its kind is the first to find wide-ranging differences between organic and non-organic food. Organic food really…


Good Food Nation - New Nourish Briefing Paper

Posted by Nourish Scotland on July 10, 2014 at 15:48 0 Comments

The Scottish Government has launched a discussion paper on Becoming a Good Food Nation. The paper sets out a vision where we can all serve, sell and eat fresh, healthy food and where…



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Latest Activity

Jane Dingwall posted events
Profile IconSophie SFTF and Nairne Cameron joined Nourish Scotland
Fergus Walker posted a blog post

Come to the Seed Truck Fair 30th Aug!

Dear all,I am delighted to invite you to the first ever...SEED TRUCK FAIRSaturday 30th…See More
Nourish Scotland posted a blog post

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

Our food system isn’t working. This is hardly surprising, given that the old ideas of corporations…See More
Craig Rose posted an event

Seaweed Symposium - Seaweed for Food and Health at John Hope Gateway, Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

September 6, 2014 at 11am to September 7, 2014 at 4pm
Touch, taste and learn about the seaweeds that grow all around the British Isles, try them in food…See More
Profile IconCraig Rose, BJ and Isaac Ngugi joined Nourish Scotland
Aug 17
Profile IconSusan Hewat Tully, Rachel Butterworth and Kevin Alston joined Nourish Scotland
Aug 11
Lynnside Community Garden updated their profile
Aug 11
Nourish Scotland posted a discussion

Sustainable Food Atlas of Scotland

Greetings to the Nourish Community! We are working away on one of our latest projects - A…See More
Aug 7
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Megan MacLeod joined Lisa Tennant's group
Aug 4
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