As part of the Glasgow Local Food Network we were recently involved in helping organise Glasgow Blasda, an event which celebrates local food here in Glasgow.

Blasda 2012 is Scotland’s local food feast and it took place right across the country as part of Food and Drink Fortnight.

Blasda is gaelic for taste and it is a celebration of regional food variations, community growing and an opportunity to ‘connect up’ the local food movement (everywhere).

Glasgow Blasda

The event took place at The Briggait, a fantastic arts and cultural venue in the city centre, which as open as part of Doors Open Day.

In the afternoon there were a range of workshops on offer as well as a drop-in Creative Reuse Zone where people learned how to transform everyday unloved household objects into useful and celebratory items. There was also a photo exhibition and a chance to have a cuppa and a good ol’ chat about food in and around Glasgow!

In the evening there was a local food feast followed by a ceilidh, with music from the wonderful John Carmichael’s Ceilidh Band!

A great day was had by all and we are already looking forward to next year!

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Blasda is a Climate Challenge Funded project of The Fife Diet.

Glasgow Blasda was locally produced by the Glasgow Local Food Network including Dumbarton Road Corridor Environment Trust, Ethical Events Scotland, Glasgow Locavore, Greencity Wholefoods, The Hidden Gardens, Oxfam Scotland, SAGE (Sow and Grow Everywhere), Towards Transition Glasgow, Urban Roots, Wasps Studios, Collective Architecture and The Fife Diet