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 […]

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 […]

Sunday Post interview: an introduction to Real Bread and Real Bread Week

Veronica Burke was interviewed by Sunday Post reporter Stevie Gallacher for an interview published on May 7th: read an abridged version on their website here, or the full interview below. What is Real Bread Week? The Real Bread Campaign was founded in 2008. Real Bread is made without any artificial additives and the mission is to find and share […]

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 […]

Redefining Value

One of Scotland The Bread’s aims is to establish ‘fair trade’ between farmers and bakers. This means paying farmers not just for the weight of wheat they produce (as at present) but rather for the amount of nutritional goodness in that wheat. If our wheat flour has more in it, we won’t need to eat so much […]

Food Sovereignty for Scotland

Nyéléni Europe Forum on Food Sovereignty Last week, Board member Dr. Chelsea Marshall participated as a delegate in the second European Forum on Food Sovereignty, held 25-30th October in Cluj, Romania. Chelsea joined other Scottish and UK delegates at the largest-ever food sovereignty gathering to discuss how to improve our food systems in Europe. Food Sovereignty and […]