From now on, the Festival programme each year will include a range of foraging events. It’s part of a new initiative brought together in five regions of Scotland under the LEADER programme, which channels funding Scottish Government and EU funding into innovative rural development projects.
Local area groups running LEADER in Scotland have come together to create a Scottish Foraging Fortnight, with the support of Scottish National Heritage. It will be an annual event, starting this year in the first two weeks of September.
Through LEADER funding, the Festival programme will have a rich mix of foraging activity. There will be foraging walks and bushcraft outings, island visits and food workshops, papermaking from natural materials and art from the seashore, talks on wild food in Copenhagen and in Swedish Lapland, a look at the potential of seaweed for health and nutrition and evening of food from the Neolithic.
Details will be appearing in the programme and in further features here and in our online magazine, Frontiers.
Come and join us!