September 2014 – Edinburgh

Katie Yule

Katie Yule

After a truly magnificent August, it was lovely to start September in the relaxed confines of Hemma with another Scran Salon.

Opening the evening, we had Richard Phillips-Kerr from Droplet. This clever service for cashless payments is ideally suited to market stalls and small businesses. In Edinburgh, you can already use Droplet to pay at Union of Genius, their street food van Dumbo, and at travelling salad delivery service Bloombox (you’ll remember that Joy told us all about Bloombox at our July event). If you’re interested in adopting the service, given Richard a shout at rich@dropletpay.com

Danya from Pickled in Scotland

Danya from Pickled in Scotland

Next up was Katie Yule who told us all about Social in the Square, Edinburgh’s festival of social enterprise, which takes place in St Andrew Square over the weekend of 12-13 September. I’m particularly looking forward to trying the food from Punjabi Junction.

Finally, Danya Caceres told us all about Pickled in Scotland, her business that make preserves, fruit drinks and fruit cheeses using Scottish fruits. She’d brought along some delicious fruit cheese and cordials for us to sample. The audience was entirely appreciative.

All that was left was for the usual round-up of whatnots, top of the list of which was the upcoming events for Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight. This year’s packed programme has lots to offer, from special menus in restaurants, to diverse markets and a number of food festivals, including in Linlithgow, Elgin and Dundee. Make sure to visit all the events you can.

We couldn’t let the evening pass without another mention of the upcoming salons in Glasgow and Dundee, so it would be lovely to see you there.

And of course we look forward to seeing you at next month’s event in Edinburgh.

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