Our Food. Our Future 

Get involved in shaping the future of
Slow Food Youth Network in Scotland.

The Slow Food Youth Network (SFYN) is an international network of young people who bring about changes in the field of food production and consumption. It was founded by a number of enthusiastic and motivated young people with a passion for good, clean and fair food, and with an interest in sustainability issues. 

SFYN Scotland was started 2 years ago to encourage the development of a network of young people across Scotland who wanted to
learn, debate, campaign, farm, cook, eat and dance their way to a more sustainable food future whilst exchanging ideas with young change-makers across the world. 

By learning more about Scotland's food system in a fun and social way, supporting local projects and building strong connections with our international SFYN network - we have begun to bring people together to help create change within the global food system.

Our Aims for the Future 

In our third year, and Scotland's Year of Young People, we want to build on our successes by -
  • expanding the network across Scotland by creating a platform which enables young people involved in or interested about their food system to connect with other young food leaders across Scotland.
  • Ensuring Scotland sends a strong contingent of youth delegates to Terra Madre 2018 to participate in events such as SFYNTANK and exchange their ideas and knowledge with young food leaders across the world.
  • Contribute to the SFYN international Calendarium Culinarium project
  • As well as continuing to organise and collaborate with you to run eat-ins, disco soups (#WDSD18), #whatthefood events & our series at CCA!
But they're just our ideas - now is your chance to contribute!

Join the first SFYN Scotland Committee!

In order to shape the future for SFYNScotland we are now recruiting volunteers who can commit to join our first committee, become a local SFYN ambassador or occasional event volunteer - ideally spread across Scotland! 

For the coordinating committee we are looking for individuals who can commit to a minimum of 2 days per month. We're particularly keen to hear from individuals with communications, web design, fundraising, marketing, research, illustration, campaigning, photography, events, or film-making skills (& we're sure there's things we haven't thought of).

There are also plenty of opportunities to join as an events volunteer or to become an ambassador in your local area as well!
Join us at one of the volunteer sessions below to find out more or get in touch & tell us a little bit about yourself via 

Open Volunteer Sessions


When: Thursday October 26th
Where: OX 184, Cowgate
Time: 6pm


When: Thursday October 19th
Where: Project Cafe, Renfrew St
Time: 10:30am - 12pm
We're keen to expand our network beyond the central belt & will have open meetings in Aberdeen & Dundee soon. If you live elsewhere in Scotland email us on and we'll coordinate something with you! 

Gillian, Angie, Federico, Steph, Sarah & the rest of SFYNScotland.

We are the world's future leaders, entrepreneurs, farmers and consumers. 

Slow Food sets you the Eat Local Challenge!

This Autumn we are challenging all of you to get involved with our friends across the world & participate in the Slow Food #menuforchange campaign - cooking at least one meal per week using ingredients sourced from local producers within 50 miles of your home. 
Share your menu and photos using the hashtags
#EatLocal #50MileMeal #slowfood#MenuForChange #sfyn #eatlocal #scotfood for a chance to win travel to Terra Madre 2018! Details at - Eat Local Challenge

Peelham Farm Open Day & #50milemeal Lunch

Join Slow Food Edinburgh on a farm tour and #50milemeal lunch at Peelham Farm on Sunday 29th October. Full details can be found on the Slow Food Edinburgh page!

Journey Back to my Romanian Roots

Join Southside Food Assembly and Ostara cafe on Saturday 14th October for an exploration of traditional Moldovan food heritage through a 3 course menu, talk and photography.
More details & booking info.

Nourish Scotland host Vegetable Summit

On 24th October 2017 London, Edinburgh, and Cardiff will host Vegetable Summits where various food business and representatives will be making a pledge for more veg. Read More and sign up here.

Food: Beyond the Plate  - Autumn workshops

A collaborative event series between food educators, foragers, chefs, artists and producers in the Edinburgh area, Food: Beyond the Plate is run by Charlotte Maberly - food educator & co-creator of the MSc Gastronomy at QMU. Events are listed on facebook page or email:

Roots to Market: Building a thriving food economy in Glasgow

Propagate are collaborating with Glasgow Community Food Network on the Roots to Market research project. They need existing and aspiring urban market gardeners, food retailers, cafes or businesses looking to access locally sourced produce to complete their initial interest form here.

SHRUB's Zero Waste Town Project - 4 x Jobs

The community-led Swap and Reuse (SHRUB) Co-op invites applications for four exciting new fixed term roles as part of their Zero Waste Town project – set in the heart of Scotland’s capital. Further Info.

2017 Climathon Edinburgh: Food Sovereignty in the Circular Economy

On 27th October ECCI will host a 12-hour hackathon to generate innovative solutions to Edinburgh’s climate challenges! Sign up here.
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We are happy to help promote any food-related events or activity in Scotland or beyond - just send them to
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