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Bread for Scotland

Sheila Dillon visits the volunteers running Edinburgh's first community bakery and trying to change Scotland's diet one loaf at a time.

Scotland has a problem with food. For all the salmon, whisky and summer berries celebrated in this year of Scottish Food & Drink, the Government says its spending billions fighting an obesity crisis, and when it comes to groceries, the supermarket is king.

But for the last five years, a small community run bakery on the Scottish borders has been quietly gaining momentum, aiming to change the way Scotland thinks about food, and more specifically, about bread.

In this programme, Sheila Dillon visits the family behind Breadshare, now based in Portobello in Edinburgh. In the city's first community run bakery, husband and wife team Debra Riddell and Geoff Crowe, along with their son and a host of bakers and volunteers, sell bread, made with simple ingredients, and teach people how to make it. Could involving local people be the key to reconnecting Scottish people with Scottish food?

Presented by Sheila Dillon and produced in Bristol by Clare Salisbury.

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30 minutes

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Mon 27 Jul 2015 15:30


Role Contributor
Presenter Sheila Dillon
Interviewed Guest Debra Riddell
Interviewed Guest Geoff Crowe
Producer Clare Salisbury


  • Sun 26 Jul 2015 12:32
  • Mon 27 Jul 2015 15:30

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