Thoughts for Food – cooking your way out of lockdown

Have you been cooking more meals during the lock down? Have you tried new recipes? Have you got some new favourite dishes? Has food helped to lift your mood? Have you found creative ways to eat great food on a budget? Would you like to continue cooking more but need help and advice? Our speaker is Alyth’s very own Anne Wallace from Thrifty One. Anne is a trained chef and will be revealing her top tips for creative ways to eat great food on a budget. The workshop is completely free, and you can find out more and book your place here:

Crops in Pots guru from Leith to speak at online workshop

Our free online workshop next week features Evie Murray of Leith Community Crops in Pots which is a really interesting community project that took over an area of derelict land from the council and have built a community around growing, cooking and sharing food. You can see what they’ve been doing here: and find out more about their Food Hub here: There are still a few places available for next week’s workshop and you can book your ticket here:[%7B%22surface%22%3A%22page%22%2C%22mechanism%22%3A%22main_list%22%2C%22extra_data%22%3A%22%5C%22[]%5C%22%22%7D]%2C%22has_source%22%3Atrue%7D

Next board meeting coming up

Our next board meeting is scheduled for this coming Monday 6 July, starting at 7.00pm. As normal during lockdown, it’s going to be a virtual meeting over the internet, but that doesn’t mean we wouldn’t welcome guests who want to sit in and hear more about what we’re currently up to. If you’d like to listen in, please email us via and we’ll send you login details when they are ready.

HELP with Finance

Alyth Community Council, with the help of SSE’s Drumderg Windfarm, is offering local Groups or Associations financial assistance with micro-grants up to the value of £500. The grants are for community projects that enhance the quality of life in Alyth.

The SSE have laid down some limitations on which types of funding can be awarded but these are not too onerous. Projects outside the Drumderg area or contrary to SSE’s interests aren’t eligible, nor is any project with a political or religious aspect nor which involves firearms or is intended to cover direct energy costs. You can’t apply for projects that have already been completed either, nor for work that should be done by statutory authorities.

For an application form and the full terms and conditions, apply to any member of Alyth Community Council including Iain Donaldson Tel: 01828 632479.