Scotland The Bread is a collaborative project to establish a Scottish flour and bread supply that is healthy, equitable, locally controlled and sustainable.
Our idea is simple – grow nutritious wheat and bake it properly close to home.
Scotland The Bread began in 2012, bringing together plant breeders, farmers, millers, bakers, nutritionists and citizens with the common purpose of producing healthy food. Working with scientists in leading institutions, we began to research heritage Scottish and Nordic wheats to find nutrient-rich varieties that do well in local conditions. At the same time, we started to stimulate a market for the improved grains by building capacity in community-scale, artisan bread making.
Bread For Good Community Benefit Society was formed in April 2016 to bring the project into community ownership and increase the scale of its activities for the common good. Trading under the name ‘Scotland The Bread’, this innovative social business is setting a whole new agenda for cereal research and public health.
Working together, we’ll change the entire system for the better: fair deals for local farmers growing nourishing food for people, fewer damaging food miles, more nutrition in every slice of bread and more jobs per loaf as we skill up community bakers to bring out the best in our local grains.