Wild Food Training Programme

This project has completed with all participants successfully completing the programme and all incorporating what they have learnt in to their businesses. The participating businesses were: Achray Farm, G63 Hub, Herbal Remedies, Trossachs Apothecary, Charlotte Flowers Chocolates, Monachyle Mhor, Jim Riach Forager, Perthshire Preserves, Green Tree Remedies, Sarah's Garden TLC.

The Wildfood Festival continues - and is now a two day event - under the stewardship of Tir na Nog and some of the original participants.

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Forth Valley and Lomond LEADER (FVL) offered this unique and fully funded opportunity in 2019 for businesses to take part in a specialist Wild Food training programme, designed and run by Mark Williams of Galloway Wild Foods. The programme was developed to help small businesses (existing and new starts) to develop foraging-based enterprises in the FVL LEADER area.

The training programme is now finished, with the first Wildfood Festival having taken place in Cardross Estate on September 14th 2019. 

We are delighted to advise that the Wildfood Festival has now been taken on, and made bigger and better, by local business Tir na Nog - supported by some of the original course students.  Tir na Nog's first festival was in 2021 and was a sell out!  The next Wildfood Festival will take place on 17 and 18 September 2022 at Tir na Nog (between Drymen and Ballat crossroads) with an even more impressive range of activities.

A new website has been built for the festival Scottish Wild Food Festival, and you can follow the latest activities on Facebook/ScottishWildFoodFestival and Instagram @scotwildfoodfestival


Training Programme Outline and Application Process

(Word Version)Training Programme Outline and Application Process

Letter of Commitment

Map of Forth Valley Lomond LEADER area