Food and drink

The Baillie Gifford Multi-year Awards fund, aimed at supporting grassroots community groups across Scotland, is now open to applications.

Priority will be given to projects that can demonstrate a fit with one of the following priorities:

To celebrate International Women’s Day with this year’s theme ‘Gender equality today for a sustainable tomorrow’, we talked to Clare Cooper, the co-initiator of Bioregioning Taysideone of the first bioregional initiatives in Scotland responding to the climate and biodiversity crises. Their Inception Group consists entirely of women, who each with their unique expertise help to bring bioregioning projects in Tayside to life.


Scottish Community Pubs Network event

Funded by Scottish Government, Plunkett Foundation is delighted to invite you to this Scottish community pubs network event. Open to all community groups involved in a community owned pub project, whether early stage or if your pub is already open and trading.

Join your fellow community pub groups across Scotland to network, swap ideas and support each other. Bring your challenges and concerns so we can all find answers together. Plunkett Foundation staff will be on hand to help answer your questions, along with partner organisations.

Scottish food and drink producers have been awarded a share of £160k of funding for sustainable projects as part of an industry-wide commitment to net zero.

Scottish Rural Network is providing funds to support the Scottish Community Pubs Partnership led by the Plunkett Foundation, which will allow more pubs to become community-owned in 2022. 

Can you help with research into the existing and potential use of Scotland’s wild plants, fungi and algae?

Scotland has a rich larder of wild plants, fungi and algae. Some of these are foraged by individuals or used by businesses as food, flavours or in the production of art and design or personal care products.

SCCAN networking café: Let’s Talk About Food!

Are you interested in food or working on a food growing project, a community garden, a community fridge, eco-recipes or other initiatives?

If you are a new member, please join at 2pm for an induction and welcoming meeting.

Are you an onshore seafood business looking for support to upskill your team?