Foraging Fortnight

    Activities throughout Moray, project will also include events in other LAG areas in Scotland

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    Foraging Fortnight is a cooperation project involving five LAG areas, supported by Scottish Natural Heritage (SNH) and Scotland Food and Drink as national delivery partners.

    Foraging Fortnight aims to celebrate Scotland’s natural environment and wild food through a coordinated foraging festival, involving a wide range of foraging and wild food activities across the country.

    The festival will run once in 2019 and again in 2020 in each of the following LAG areas:

    • Moray
    • Forth Valley and Lomond
    • Fife
    • Lanarkshire
    • Orkney

    Aspects of Foraging Fortnight align with the goals of our national food tourism ambition, for Scotland to become a globally recognised food tourism destination- building a name for Scotland as a hub for wild food experiences – good seasonal food with a taste of the wild to enjoy, and opportunities to connect with the natural environment. The festivals are an opportunity to celebrate taste of place.

    In Moray, Foraging Fortnight will include a range of fully funded wild food events, workshops, and cookery demonstrations - free at the point of delivery - focusing on both woodland and coastal foraging. These will be delivered by Moray based organisations, promoting wild foods as accessible to all, through public and community referral organisations who offer support to enhance mental health and well-being.

    The total project costs are £157,320.00 at a 98.72% intervention rate, with Moray LEADER contributing £25,340.00.