Food and drink
Professional forager and herbalist, Rox Madeira, owner of Trossachs Wild Apothecary has launched a virtual ‘Little Alchemists Club’, for families to learn about edible and medicinal plants online. The six-month experiential course is suitable for children from ages 3 – 12, and has been tailored to allow adults to participate too.
Created by the industry body, Scotland Food & Drink, the supportlocal.scot platform aims to connect consumers directly with food and drink busines
Killin’s first digital farmer’s market will open on Monday 13 April with weekly food collections from the village post office on Fridays between 3 and 5 pm.
Local food and drink businesses are adapting to the challenges posed by Covid-19 to support the local community in a time of need.
Peebles based social enterprise The Food Foundation will open the region’s first digital farmers’ market several weeks ahead of schedule, in a bid to support the local community during the current Covid-19 crisis.
Projects and businesses across the country have been awarded funding from the Connect Local Regional Food Fund.
Twenty-one projects will share £95,550 from the fund to promote locally sourced food and drink. Projects include the Crail Food Festival, Lerwick fish market opening pop-up market and South Lanarkshire Food and Drink Week.
There is still time to submit a proposal to take forward the Scottish Wild Food Festival from 2021.
Forth Valley and Lomond LEADER developed and funded the first-ever Scottish Wild Food Festival, with the first event being held at Cardross Estate on 14 September 2019. The second festival will run on 9 May at the same venue. The festival is an opportunity to celebrate all that foraging and wild food has to offer the region, and they hope it will continue to grow and prosper in the future.
The Scottish Government has started early engagement on the development of Scotland's fourth National Planning Framework (NPF4).
The National Planning Framework is a long term plan for development and investment across Scotland.
An upcoming Scottish Rural Action conference will kick start a 'rural movement' to make rural Scotland's voice heard.
Representatives from rural Scotland's communities, businesses and organisations are invited to attend the free event taking place from 26 to 27 February at New Lanark Visitor Centre, the renowned world heritage site.