Are you aged 18-35 and working within, campaigning for or aspiring to become part of a more sustainable food future in Scotland?
APPLY BEFORE NOON, SATURDAY 31 MARCH for the opportunity to share your knowledge and experiences whilst connecting with over 7000 fellow changemakers around the world at Slow Food International Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2018 which takes place in Turin from September 20-24, 2018.

We have been provided with 20 SFYN Scotland delegate passes for the event which includes access to all events, delegate areas and a wide range of discounts at stalls and workshops. SFYN Scotland will be fundraising for, and organising, the accommodation, certain travel options and various activities for successful delegates. Delegates are encouraged, but not required, to join a filmed European cycle/road-trip to #TM2018 with other SFYN Europe groups.

If you want a preview of what to expect as a youth delegate, watch this film showcasing SFYN's involvement in 2016. If you have any further questions please email

Thanks to everyone who braved the second beast from the east and joined us at Custom Lane on Sunday 18th March. We have been so grateful for the positive feedback and I know we felt it was a brilliant evening full of lively discussion, great presentations and some delicious food and drink. 

We will also be submitting the contributions attendees made to the Scottish Food Coalition's Kitchen Table Talk consultation in the next week as well as providing them with the filmed responses in order to help visualise the consultation submission.

We want to give another 👏 to all our fabulous #volunteers, speakers, suppliers, cooks & venue hosts for helping to create such a fantastic event for our food #changemakers under 35 in Scotland!

Here’s to many more events to engage, support & promote you all to come - with #terramadre applications being the first step (see above).

Special thanks also to Channel7A for helping us with our 1st #livestream - we hope to do many more of these in the future!

Missed out? Watch the livestream here.

World Disco Soup Day is back on 28th April 2018!

We invite you to join World Disco Soup Day 2018 - A global culinary and musical act of protest which aims to unite people against food waste across the planet.

Since 2012, many different ‘Disco Soups’ have taken place. Last year SFYN international coordinators from around the world came together to organise and/or promote more than 100 Disco Soups, in over 40 countries. Saving over 5,000 kg of food and serving 25,000 meals, and featuring in various international media.

This year we want the event to be even bigger and are encouraging everyone to participate or hosts a Disco Soup in their local community - joining forces with others across the world - thus acting local whilst also making a major global statement at the scale of the Food Waste problem!

Disco Soups are social, inclusive, local community events which, when interconnected with events across the world, become a powerful global collective statement in the fight against the food waste. 

Currently, there are 3 confirmed events and a number of additional events in planning stages across Scotland -

On April 28th, 12-3pm, Tasting Change Wester Hailes in collaboration with Prep Table will host a disco soup lunch in Wester Hailes - Facebook event here.
On May 6th a number of local food organisations across Leith will host a 'Feed the 1000' event cooking up food waste for the public at a variety of venues - Facebook event here.

On April 28th, 17:30 - 11pm - SFYN Glasgow will host a Disco Film/Dance & soup at the Centre for Contemporary Arts & Smile Cafe in Glasgow in collaboration with Cinemattic. See the CCA event here.

Want to host your own?

Email us at for more info & sign up your disco soup.

Announcing our upcoming events in the CCA 'Cooking Pot' series focused on Sustainable Fishing in Scotland

SQUID INC. Gyotaku workshop with Eduard Pagès Rabal
On May 26th, join artist and musician Eduard Pagès Rabal on an artistic and gastronomic experience based on three elements: the squid, the ink and the paper.
Click here to find out more.
Slow Fish Film Night - Gone Fishing with Zev Robinson
On May 23rd, join artist and filmmaker Zev Robinson for a dual-screening & Slow Fish Q&A of his documentaries ‘Gone Fishing’ & 'The Black Isle'.
Click here to find out more.

Volunteer with us & gain a network of opportunities!

From writing to cooking, designing to fundraising - We currently have a number of exciting opportunities for individuals aged 18-35 years old, who are passionate about engaging their peers in ways to ensure a more sustainable food future in Scotland. Now is your chance to take an active role in our food system by shaping the future of SFYN Scotland.
Interested? get in touch to find out more via

Scotland Food & Drink are recruiting youth ambassadors

Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight (1-16th September 2018) is an annual celebration of Scottish produce and the people who grow, make, sell and cook it, organised by  Scotland Food & Drink

As the country celebrates The Year of Young People 2018, the Fortnight will shine a light on the amazing young talent in the food and drink world and, to that end, they are looking for inspirational young people, aged 26 and under, to be part of their campaign.

Whether you are a chef, cook, producer, farmer, blogger or at the heart of the industry in some way with an exciting story to tell, they want to hear from you. For further information and to register your interest, please contact Fiona Richmond, Head of Regional Food, Scotland Food & Drink on email by Friday 20th April.

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