By Mike Small
We’re sorry to announce that Blasda 2013 has been cancelled and the future of the project remains uncertain. We had applied for funding for an an ambitious new programme working across Scotland with special events in Coll, Glasgow, Edinburgh and Fife (and multiple other locations). Our plans included publishing a national local food audit, and community-driven local food celebrations.
Our application to the new Community Food Fund (see here) was rejected as ‘the panel felt that no links to local food and drinks networks were demonstrated’, which, given the work we have done in creating the platform of Blasda over the last three years and the network of over 5000 people in Fife, is simply an extraordinary explanation.
Thanks to everyone who put work into creating the bid and has worked over the last few years on Blasda, we can’t express how disappointed we are with this decision and wish everybody the best for the future.