Gather Around Good Food – Rural Stirling

Aug 18, 2023

Gather Around Good Food. This half day event will bring people together to connect over good food. As the Good Food Nation Act moves closer with the requirement for detailed local food plans, this opportunity to look at all aspects of food in Stirling has never been more timely.  

Our Aims for This Event

Join us to network and strengthen Stirling, aiming to become a Sustainable Food Place where we:

  • Promote diversity and inclusivity in our food system, celebrating the cultural richness of our area. We also work to create fair opportunities for all people to access good, healthy food.
  • Reduce food waste and promote sustainable approaches to food production and consumption. We prioritise local and seasonal food where possible.
  • Encourage the development of community-led initiatives to grow and provide local food. This includes supporting garden projects, urban agriculture, food co-ops, and similar endeavors.
  • Collaborate with local schools, businesses, and organizations to promote healthy eating habits. We use education and outreach to empower people to make informed food choices.
  • Support sustainable food businesses that prioritise ethical and environmentally-friendly practices. We achieve this by promoting and celebrating their work, as well as creating opportunities for them to thrive.
What to Expect on the Day

A Shared Feast and Networking Opportunity: We are thrilled to have Fodder and Farm catering, continuing our tradition of highlighting exceptional local food providers.

Insightful Speakers:

  • Anne-Michelle Ketteridge – Forth Valley and Lomond, Community Led Local Development
  • Joe Swindells – Stirling Community Food – Transition Stirling (TBC)
  • Ruth Glasgow, Chelsea McKinnon, and Emily McLennan – The Hub G63
  • And more TBC!

Interactive Workshops to Shape the Food Action Plan: Guided by the Stirling Food Partnership.

Join us to learn from sustainable food initiatives, including:

  • Buchlyvie Community Council
  • Stirlingshire Voluntary Enterprise
  • Forth Valley Food and Drink
  • Upper Ballaird Farm Cooperative
  • First Step Development
  • West Stirlingshire, Dumbarton, and Helensburgh NeighbourFood

The event will commence at 9:30 AM, offering a chance to enjoy coffee, tea, and networking. Presentations will commence at 10 AM, followed by a lunch break at noon, and an anticipated finish around 1:30 PM.

Parking Note: Due to limited parking at the village venue, please consider carsharing with colleagues and neighbours. Additional street or residential parking may be necessary, so be sure to allocate sufficient time.


Our venue features an accessible ramp and double doors leading into a spacious hall where all activities will take place. An accessible toilet is also available on site.

Our speakers will likely utilise PowerPoint presentations, and our workshops will involve smaller groups. If there are any considerations you would like us to address to help you access these activities, please let us know.

For those requiring accessible parking, please reach out to us, and we will be glad to reserve a space for you. Contact

How to Get Involved

If you’re eager to exhibit or present your project on the day, kindly get in touch via email at

Please secure your space through our Eventbrite link: