Category Archives: Events

The Scottish Bread Championship 2018: Full List of Awards

The second Scottish Bread Championship was held at this year’s Royal Highland Show, attracting more than 80 entries from across Scotland. Judging took almost four hours, with eight of the country’s keenest food experts poring over a laden stretch of table before the awards were collated. Organised by the Scottish Food Guide and Scotland The Bread, the Championship […]

Meet the 2018 Scottish Bread Championship Panel

After the success of 2017’s inaugural Scottish Bread Championship, this year’s expert-packed judging panel has expanded by two, bringing the expertise of cookery writer Sue Lawrence and gastronomy academic Charlotte Maberly to the sourdough-laden table. Read about all eight of the Real Bread critics here, and submit your entry by Friday May 1 (entry deadline extended) […]

Scotland The Bread at Glasgow’s Crossmyloof Bread Festival

The turn out was impressive, so chances are you already know all about the first Crossmyloof Bread Festival, held on April 21st on the site of the former Crossmyloof Bakery in Glasgow. ‘Bread and roses’ was the theme of the day, alluding to the political slogan: ‘The worker must have bread, but she must have roses, too’. This […]

Real Bread Week 2018 Soil to Slice Gathering

To celebrate the start of Real Bread Week (February 24 – March 4 2018), a number of our Soil to Slice groups gathered on Sunday 25 February at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh’s Botanic Cottage to talk yields, baking inspiration, milling and new season sowing. Kicking off the introductions over sticky Chelsea buns (made with Rouge d’Ecosse grain […]

Post-Bake Analysis: The Scottish Bread Championships 2017

The inaugural Scottish Bread Championships took place at the Royal Highland Show on Thursday 22nd June, with almost fifty loaves of Real Bread submitted to the judging panel. On behalf of Scotland The Bread and the event’s co-creator and convener the Scottish Food Guide, we would like to thank everyone who took the time to participate in the Championships, […]

Scottish Bread Championship 2017 Winners Announced

Our congratulations to all the Scottish Bread Champions awarded their Gold, Silver and Bronze certificates on Thursday 22nd June at the Royal Highland Show. A headline mention goes to Supreme Champion Woodlea Stables for their Scottish Sourdough made using Scottish flour, and to Reserve Champion Baikhous for their Baikhous Sourdough. The standard of entries was universally […]

Meet the Judges: Scottish Bread Championships

Some of Scotland’s most respected chefs and foremost artisan food campaigners and experts will be judging this June’s Scottish Bread Championships, each bringing their own experience and field of expertise and interest to the table. Meet the judging panel below: find out why they’re looking forward to being involved in the Championships, and why they believe in […]

Calling All Bakers…

(9th May 2016) …small or big, amateur or professional, micro- or community…If you have a loaf that you think’s a winner, now’s your chance. The first ever Scottish Bread Championships will take place at this year’s Royal Highland Show (June 22-25, 2016). Entries are invited from bakers everywhere, just as long as their loaf conforms to the Real […]

The Royal Highland Show holds first Scottish Bread Championships

This June, Real Bread will be centre stage at the Royal Highland Show for the first time in the Show’s history, and it could be your sourdough in the spotlight. Entries are now being taken for the inaugural Scottish Bread Championships: submit yours before 12th May (for paper entries) or 19th May (online). Created and convened by Scotland […]

Zero Carbon: Making it Happen

On April 10th 2017, Zero Carbon: Making it Happen, a cultural launch of the Centre for Alternative Technology’s landmark report Zero Carbon Britain, took place at London’s National Theatre. Participants told Stories from the Future, imagining our food system thirty years on, as if we were living within environmental limits. There were also stories from real-life projects which […]