Let’s work together to…

Value Our Food

Eat local, eat seasonal, reduce waste.

Whilst 81% of people are concerned about climate change, only 37% of people think that food waste is contributing to it. Did you know that 30% of the world’s carbon footprint comes from the production and consumption of food? Not only that, but one third of all food produced is wasted!

When we waste food, not only does the food break down and create harmful greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to a warming climate, but we also waste the energy and resources used to grow, create, store and transport that food.

In response, the Scottish Government has committed to reducing all food waste by 33% by 2025, using the figure from 2013 as a baseline. That means we must reduce Kirrie’s food waste by 30 tonnes per year, from 2013 to 2025!

We can also reduce our carbon FOODprint by choosing to eat locally produced and seasonal food where possible. You can learn more about how to do this in our #SussYourFood challenge. We also have a local food directory and seasonality calendar you can use to help you do this.

Apple Day 2020

Aim to reduce food waste by…


Visit Love Food Hate Waste to find out more on why we should save food, what to do and more. Work with us to reduce our town’s food waste by 33% before 2025.

Help reduce food waste…

Take part in our wonderful #SussYourFood challenge!

In 2013, almost 1 million tonnes of food and drink was wasted in Scotland, with around half of this wasted in our homes. However, whilst 40% of us are keen to reduce our food waste, we all find it difficult.

The team at Sustainable Kirriemuir have created the #SussYourFood challenge to help support you to reduce the carbon footprint of the food that you and your household eat. Our challenge is in partnership with the Kirriemuir Food Hub and A Longer Table.

The challenge will help you find new ways to reduce your household food waste and provide useful information, ideas and tips on how what food we buy, as well as where and when we buy it, can also have a big impact in reducing the carbon footprint of our food. Together we can spread the word that eating everything we buy can help in the fight against climate change.

Find out more by searching #SussYourFood on social media or email us.

Support the Kirriemuir Food Hub!

Kirriemuir Food Hub is a non-profit voluntary run organisation based in the centre of Kirriemuir whose mission is to help tackle food insecurity and reduce food waste, by repurposing and redistributing food. With overlapping goals, we began working in partnership in September of 2020, to better the environment and enhance the community as a team!

Kirriemuir Food Hub is now registered with the HUBBUB Community Fridge Network. This means that any surplus food is available for anyone in the local area to collect and use, giving us all a chance to do our bit to address local food waste. So, next time you are in the town, make sure to nip into the hub and see what’s available! If you are using the Community Fridge and would like to make a donation towards their work in tackling food insecurity, a suggested donation is a tin from the cupboard or a spare toilet roll.

An update from Fiona…

We love working with other local organisations to reduce food waste. Our partnership with Kirriemuir Food Hub saved over 37 tonnes of food waste between April 2020 and March 2022!

Fiona, Sustainable Kirriemuir

On the Kirriemuir Food Hub…

One day I phoned Kirriemuir Food Hub on behalf of Angus Young Carers and explained that I wasn’t sure if they could support our organisation or not. I was so surprised at what the Hub could offer our Young Carers. The Food Hub has offered us packed lunches throughout our Summer Activity Programme. This has enabled me as a group organiser to plan more activities through the summer to give Angus Young Carers more respite from their caring roles.

Anonymous, Kirriemuir Food Hub Partner

Change Champion!

Being a mature woman, I was sceptical of learning much in the challenge. However, I found it very interesting and informative. You can teach a old dog new tricks! I found the meal planning great and never thought I would, and enjoyed researching recipes on my phone to put to use the ingredients I needed to use up. I really enjoyed this challenge and felt very good when my food waste had reduced considerably by the last week.

Gill, #SussYourFood Challenger

Get in Touch

Together we can make good choices and live better, join Sustainable Kirriemuir!

If you would like to know more about what we are doing please get in touch. We are always looking for new members to join our organisation. If you have particular knowledge around climate change issues, or growing, making and mending skills you’d like to share, or just want to know more, we want to hear from you. Everyone is welcome, together we can make a difference.