Can You Help Develop a Highland-wide Food Growing Strategy?

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The Highland Council is currently in the process of developing a Food Growing Strategy for the Highlands, and is making a call to green-fingered Highland residents with an interest in “growing your own food."  

If you are involved in growing your own fruit, vegetables, herbs or flowers or would like to start but don’t know how, then we'd like to hear from you.  As part of this strategy work the Council will be mapping out all the Grow Your Own activity across the Highlands, from allotments to community orchards and school polytunnels to market gardens, so if you are involved in any of these, please get in touch to let us know about your project.  

We would also like to hear about your ideas for the future, challenges and barriers you have experienced, highlight models of best practice and identify opportunities to make growing your own easier.  There are a few ways to share your views, including completing our short survey or by coming to one of our drop in sessions, detailed below.

The first round of events includes:

Muir Hub in Muir of Ord, hosted by MOO Food on 20th November from 1800-2100

Highland Council Chamber, Portree, Isle of Skye on 25th November from 1630 to 1830

Thurso Community Cafe, Thurso hosted by Thurso Development Trust 4th December from 1500-1800

Inverness College, Inverness, hosted by UHI on 5th December from 1600-1830

Helmsdale, hosted by Helmsdale Kitchen Garden On 9th December from 1400 to 1630

Details for further events will be announced soon, proposed locations include Lochaber, Ullapool and Aviemore. 

If you are unable to attend one of our events and would like to pass on any information then please email

14 Nov 2019