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 […]

The How and Why of Scotland The Bread Heritage Flour

We are enjoying being kept busy at Macbiehill Farmhouse milling Scotland The Bread’s heritage flours – more than three quarters of a ton, as of January 2018. In November we launched three varieties of flour from wheat landraces that were common in Scotland in the 19th century – Rouge d’Ecosse, Golden Drop and Hunter’s. We are somewhat […]

Taking Stock

When crowded calendars demand our attention and we are engrossed in working towards the next big goal, it can be easy to lose sight of the milestones that have already been passed. To celebrate the dawn of 2018 and the completion of some long to-do lists, Director Clare Fennell cast her eye back over Scotland The Bread’s […]

Bakers Feed Back on Scotland The Bread Heritage Flours

To mark the launch of our heritage flours, we sent samples to some of our most trusted bakers to gain valuable feedback. The flour is softer than normal breadmaking flour (we have put together tips and advice on handling it for best results and a longer post on why it’s so different), so it was […]

Scotland The Bread’s Heritage Flour is Launched for Sale

After five years’ work in growing and research, social business Scotland The Bread has released for sale Scotland’s first ever nutrient-dense heritage flour. More than 900,000 tonnes of wheat was grown in Scotland in 2017, enough to make all the bread we consume six times over. Instead, grain was imported to mill for breadmaking flour, […]

Soil To Slice Case Study: Granton Community Gardeners

2019 update: Granton Community Gardeners have now established Granton Garden Bakery. Making use of produce from the Granton Community Gardens, proceeds go to support the work of Granton Community Gardeners. Anyone living, working or volunteering in north Edinburgh is encouraged to buy a monthly subscription. This ‘community supported bakery’ model means a small discount for […]

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 […]