The Hungry Gap – It’s almost over!
Mar28

The Hungry Gap – It’s almost over!

Spring in  Scotland is a wonderful time, with four seasons in one day, the best thing to do is be ready with the camera.  However, on a wet Saturday when it is blowing a gale and a bit of comfort is needed, why not explore your kitchen and see what something out of nothing you can create. Daughter and I had such a weekend, and in the freezer under a bag of breadcrumbs (more about that later) we discovered some hidden gems!  Summer is...

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Ah Say, Boy, Boy – what do you do when you have one chicken leg left over?
Dec17

Ah Say, Boy, Boy – what do you do when you have one chicken leg left over?

You look in the fridge and wrapped in cling film is the left-over chicken leg, saved from landfill!  Now what?  Often when we have good intentions with leftovers they just become a space filler on the fridge shelf and then our good intentions come to naught, when, with no inspiration, in the bin the food goes!  Does that sound familiar?  Or are you one of those creative culinaries who can take any ingredient and produce a stunning...

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A growing passion
Nov26

A growing passion

It has come to this time of year again where the winter woolies come out. While activity in the garden never stops we focus on preparation and maintenance for next year, and there is certainly less coming out the ground. But there is still something coming out the ground. Bute Produce are once again delivering their living Christmas trees to members of the community, and my goodness how the trees have been growing. Despite the frosts...

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Visit for Incredible Edible Network
Sep13

Visit for Incredible Edible Network

During the first week of September we were joined by a visitor from the Incredible Edible Network. Sarah Ward was keen to see how the Incredible Edible Bute group had come into ‘fruition’ and how Fyne Futures had helped transform the West Church derelict land into the Chapel Hill accessible raised beds. The network were particularly keen to learn of how positive action helps promote health benefits and build community...

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Accessible community beds launched
Jun26

Accessible community beds launched

It was a gloriously sunny day as the accessible raised beds in Chapel Hill car park were launched. The gardens, which lie on the site of the old West Church, have been developed over the past three months and transformed from waste ground to vegetable, fruit and herb beds. The site build is part of a project entitled ‘Bute Carbon Free Food’ run by Fyne Futures. The project aims to encourage growing fruit and vegetables in...

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Fyne Futures hosts Climate Challenge Fund representative
Apr20

Fyne Futures hosts Climate Challenge Fund representative

This week Fyne Futures were pleased to welcome a visitor representing the Climate Challenge Fund; Kasia Koziel. The visit was intended to give Kasia a chance to find out how the Bute Carbon Free Food project has progressed. The team were keen to offer a site tour of the Bute Produce community garden and show her around, introducing her to our lead horticulturalist Ronnie and his team. Kasia was shown how we utilize the principles of...

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