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 Portobello, Edinburgh. HRH met with representatives of Breadshare’s board of directors, staff and volunteers as well as people from the community who support Breadshare.

Click here to see pictures from the visit.

Amongst those present were:

Angus McDowall from Mungoswells Flour and Milling, supplier of locally grown and milled organic flour.

Andrew Whitley from Breadmatters, Breadshare CIC member and co-founder of the Real Bread campaign in UK.

Craig McCormack from Tipereth Trading – a local social enterprise employing disable people making jams and chutneys

Karen McGregor from Firstport, who have provided Breadshare with funding and investment guidance under the LaunchMe programme

Mark Turner from Seaveg, supplier of seaweed products

Mandy Lowrie from Working Together, an arm of the Brothers of Charity in Galashiels who, together with Breadshare, have established a bakery employing people with learning disabilities.

Wilson Memorial Food Bank.

Alistair Johnston from Social Investment Scotland, Kevin McBride and Allan Miller of ASDA, who have provided a loan from ASDA’s community capital fund from money raised from the government-mandated 5p charge on carrier bags.

Roger Kelly from the Penicuik Trust. Roger has been a long term supporter and collaborator of Breadshare.

Donna McArdle from the Real Junk Food Project in Edinburgh. Donna intercepts waste organic produce to make delicious three-course meals.

Elizabeth Drummond-Young from the Edinburgh Guild of Baxters. As a burgess of Edinburgh, Debra Riddell is a member of the guild and together with Elizabeth, champion the cause of artisan breadmaking in Edinburgh.

Susan Connarty, a volunteer with Breadshare, who has been an integral part of baking team for over 12 months.

Sam Ireland-Taylor. Our newest employee, Sam began volunteering along with his mother at Breadshare.

Pam Sembay from Edinburgh College, who work with students who want to volunteer at Breadshare.