Our Food. Our Future – Building a Network of Young Food Leaders


Are you aged 18 – 35 and want a more sustainable food future for Scotland? Would you like to have more opportunities to meet, learn and collaborate with peers in Scotland and around the world?

Join us at Custom Lane on Sunday 4th March from 5 – 9pm for an evening of lively discussion, guest speakers, creative demos, networking opportunities and some delicious food and drink as we share our future plans and opportunities for you to get involved with Slow Food Youth Network in Scotland and the wider network across the world!

Register for your ticket via eventbrite now – spaces filling up fast!

We’re delighted to be joined as guest speaker by artist Morven Odling, the brain behind ‘Fork in the Road’, a creative research project in collaboration with Edinburgh Tool Library which explores the relationships between community and food. Mo will be sharing her inspiration behind the project, the role of open design and how you can get involved in using the bike.

We will be holding a ‘Kitchen Table Conversation’ as part of Nourish and the Scottish Food Coalition’s consultation for community views on the upcoming Good Food Nation bill. This will be a great opportunity for you to provide your ideas for how to ensure Scotland has the sustainable food future we deserve

Announcing the 2 Minute Madness Speakers

Introducing the line-up of projects, businesses & organisations led by young leaders confirmed as participants in our 2 minute madness session. We can’t wait to hear about their role in creating a sustainable food future in Scotland

    • Caitlin.Noemi.Designs
    • Culkeist Farm
    • Dig-In Veg
    • East Coast Cured charcuterie
    • Food-Sharing Edinburgh
    • Freedom Bakery
    • Mossgiel Milk
    • New Leaf Co-op


  • Peas Please Campaign
  • PrepTable
  • Propagate
  • QMU Gastronomy
  • Southside Food Assembly
  • Throwaway Gourmet
  • Williams & Johnson Coffee
  • Zero Waste Leith

We’re very happy for participants to bring any promo materials they’d like to share with attendees and can provide wall space upon request.

This will also be your first opportunity to register interest in joining us on a road-trip to Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2018 as part of the SFYN Scotland delegation AND be the first to sign up to our new digital platform aimed at showcasing the talent and diversity of Scotland’s young food leaders.

Refreshments will be provided on a PAYF basis from young food entrepreneur Fiona Donaldson of new social enterprise Prep Table. Fi will be using food waste from Fareshare and Food-Sharing, who will also be sharing news about their Zero Waste Town project during the event. We will also have available on donation some homemade elderflower wine and beer from the lovely guys at Campervan Brewery, who brew just around the corner from the venue! (We are also looking into collaborating on an event together with them soon… but more about that on the night!)

AND we’ll have a Raffle including some food related prizes from local producers and businesses with all money raised going towards enabling a diverse delegation of young food leaders from across Scotland are able to attend Terra Madre 2018

We hope to see you there!Eventbrite - Our Food. Our Future. Building a Network of Young Food-leaders.

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