Scotland’s Foodscape


On April 26-27, the QMU MSc Gastronomy programme, and Italy’s University of Gastronomic Sciences, will be holding a unique event in Edinburgh to investigate, re-imagine and celebrate the significance of food in Scotland.

Scotland’s FoodScape symposium is open to everyone. This is an opportunity for people who care about food to learn, create and contribute to an important dialogue about food in Scotland.

We invite you to please share the following information with your network, in your newsletter and in your social media.

Early-bird ticket prices are available until 18th March.

By cultivating dialogue between representatives from food industry, governance, education, communications, production, hospitality and the arts, and of course eaters themselves, the event aims to spark a vibrant exploration of what food means in Scotland today. Panelists and speakers represent a broad spectrum of views & expertise and we anticipate that attendees will also contribute diverse perspectives, creating a rare & potentially transformative cross-disciplinary dialogue about food.

Join us to discover and debate topics such as:

·      how Scots have created mythical food identities,

·      why & how we should reconnect with our ecology & edible wild,

·      what farming might look like in the future,

·      and even, whether a foodless future is a good idea in Scotland.

Bringing insight & expertise to the dialogue are our panelists; Sheila Dillon (BBC Radio 4 Food Programme), Guy Grieve(The Ethical Shellfish Company), Shirley Spear(Scottish Food Commission & The 3 Chimneys), Geoff Tansey (Food Ethics Council & Fabian Communication).

Attendees will be treated to a fun, performance filled cocktail hour at the end of each day, as well as a spectacular dinner on Tuesday 26th.

Early-bird ticket prices are available until 18th March. Please visit the website to secure your place at the Symposium, check our Facebook page for regular updates on performances and content, and don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.




Facebook: /ScotlandsFoodScape

View or download the programme here.

Charlotte Maberly

Programme Leader – MSc Gastronomy

Queen Margaret University


Scotland’s FoodScape: an investigation into the meaning of food in Scotland, 26-27 April, 2016

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