A new festival focusing on locally gathered wild food is to take place at Cardross Estate in Stirlingshire this September.
The beguiling Cardross Estate stretches over 4,500 acres of park, wood and farmland and the festival will be the first of its kind to be hosted in the grounds, offering a venue with a rich variety of foraging habitats. Perched above the River Forth with spectacular views in every direction, Cardross Estate is within easy reach of three of Scotland’s major cities – Stirling, Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Douglas Johnston, Chair of Forth Valley and Lomond LEADER says:
“The Scottish Wild Food Festival is a ground-breaking project that encourages people to learn more about foraging and understand its benefits. This area is rich in wild food, making it a perfect location for the festival with an abundance of ingredients for people to explore. I’m delighted to launch the first festival of its kind in Scotland at Cardross Estate”.
The full line up of The Scottish Wild Food Festival will be announced on the Foraging Fortnight website www.foragingfortnight.co.uk
Tickets are priced at £8 per adult with free entry for children. Tickets are available for the morning session between 10am – 2pm and the afternoon session 2pm – 6pm. Some events and workshops within the festival are individually priced, all event and workshop purchases include free entry to the festival.
The Scottish Wild Food Festival is one of the key events of Foraging Fortnight, a LEADER funded project that draws together events across Forth Valley and Loch Lomond, Fife, Lanarkshire, Orkney and Moray. Foraging Fortnight runs from 31st August to 15th September. The festival is also part of Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight, which runs 31st August – 15th September. The Scottish Wild Food Festival will be repeated in May 2020 with dates yet to be announced.