Local Food for Local People

Environmental sustainability, Poverty and social exclusion, Education

Local food for local people builds on the legacy of a previous LEADER funded horticultural pilot project led by Tagsa Uibhist which ran between 2011 to 2013. It is a partnership between Tagsa Uibhist and Cothrom, a community and development organisation in South Uist providing certificated training opportunities. The project aimed to provide opportunities for local people, in particular vulnerable adults, to grow fruit and vegetables and provide a therapeutic space to enhance well-being. Local food for local people now also provides formal (SVQ Horticulture) and informal horticultural training and a growing number of facilities including Keder Greenhouses and raised bed allotment plots. This supports the community to work towards greater self-sufficiency and help deliver a low carbon future for the Uist islands.

Training / Teaching, Production of goods
Local community

The use of food production to provide training, qualifications and support for vulnerable adults as well as providing a therapeutic space to help improve personal well-being.

* Information at the level of NUTS 3 or local regions.