SCA News: Food, Farming & Forestry

Food Foundation publishes manifesto pre-election

by Anne MacLennan Food is basic to life, but our current mainstream food system contributes to climate change, environmental destruction and to poor health. A recent headline, 'UK children shorter, fatter and sicker' was based on a report from the Food Foundation in...

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Invasive non-native species 

It looks beautiful, but this common Rhododendron is an invasive species that is spreading throughout western Scotland and is destroying our native biodiversity.  Read more about invasive species in this issue, which has lots of articles on nature. Photo: James...

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Our new local food market takes root

by Anne MacLennan Saturday 4th May saw the first food market outside the Hebridean Inn in Broadford. There were stalls for Skye Microgreens, Drumfearn Mussels, and Climavore. The Selkie Collective brought sourdough bread, fruit and veg – as well as indulgent chocolate...

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Climavore: Bivalve Murals

by Shona Cameron CLIMAVORE is a social enterprise which designs community-led, circular food systems that are ecologically restorative and socially reparative. Established in 2019, in Skye and Raasay, CLIMAVORE collaborates with local residents, schools and...

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