Visit by HRH the Duchess of Rothesay

On Tuesday 23rd June we were pleased to welcome HRH the Duchess of Rothesay for afternoon tea at Breadshare’s bakery and cafe in Portobell0, Edinburgh. HRH met with representatives of Breadshare’s board of directors, staff and volunteers as well as people from the community who support Breadshare. Amongst those present were:| Angus McDowell from Mungoswells Flour [...]


Duchess of Rothesay Bakery Visit

On Tuesday, 23 June 2015, the Duchess of Rothesay will visit the bakery. The Duchess will watch staff baking and will meet the Breadshare Board of Directors as well as volunteers, supporters, suppliers and community partners of Breadshare. Click here for a short summary of the programme for Their Royal Highnesses’ visit to Edinburgh. The [...]


Cafe and Bakery Open for Business

                  Twas the Monday before Christmas after we had just finished moving our baking equipment into the new bakery at Portobello. Our first baking session went without a hitch and we successfully delivered bread to our customers before closing over the Christmas and New Year. In that [...]

Bakery at Portobello

New signs on a new bakery

Bakery/Cafe opens Monday 5th January 2015

The fit-out of our new Portobello bakery is (almost) completed. Over the past 6 weeks we have replaced a curry house with a bakery. With the help of many volunteers we installed our ovens at the end of November, removed the old fixtures, cleaned and painted the premises, hoisted a new sign and finally moved [...]


Announcing Breadshare’s Bakery/Cafe in Portobello

After some long weeks of negotiation, we have finally secured the lease on a premises in Portobello for Breadshare to open a bakery/cafe. This will give us much needed space to expand production and provide a base for progressing our broader social objectives. These include franchising the Breadshare business model to help other communities establish [...]


Breadshare is now a Living Wage Employer

Breadshare has recently become accredited as a living wage employer. By choosing to pay the living wage over and above the national statutory rate, we are committed to providing a wage that meets the basic cost of living in the UK.


Upcoming Markets for November

Portobello Market 1st Saturday of each month Brighton Park, Portobello 1st November from 9:30am to 1:30pm TramStop Market at St Mary’s Thursdays and Saturdays Christmas Market Top of Leith Walk, Edinburgh From 11:00am to 5:00pm Morningside Farmer’s Market 3rd Saturday of each month The Merlin carpark 168 Morningside Road Edinburgh EH10 4PU 14th November from 9:30am [...]


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Breadshare in the first Launch Me Cohort

Breadshare has been selected along with 6 other social enterprises to be part of the first Launch Me Cohort. Designed and delivered by Firstport, LaunchMe is an initiative of the Big Lottery Fund and Social Investment Scotland, intended to grow the social investment market in Scotland. Firstport aims to identify the 15 most ambitious, early [...]


Breadshare Development Franshisee Opens for Business

This month the Breadworks bakery at Tweedbank in the Scottish Borders opened for business. Established by Working Together, the bakery not only produces read bread every week, but provides job training for people with learning disabilities in the region. The bakery was established as a development franchisee of Breadshare and is helping us build a [...]


Field of Wheat

Organic Flour Feasibility Study Report Delivered

In February 2013, Breadshare commenced a Scottish Borders LEADER funded project to look at the feasibility of establishing a collaborative supply chain using organic Scottish wheat for bread making and as a product for the home consumer. The aim was to bring together producers, millers and potential wholesalers, distributors and retailers to assist us look [...]