Monthly Archives: November 2011

Welcome to Cittaslow UK

Thank you for stopping by the new Cittaslow UK website. We hope that you’ll take a good look around to discover more about our towns, supporters and initiatives. We have a number of projects that we’re really excited about from working with local producers to get their produce sold locally, to supporting national pollinator protection groups.

Cittaslow events are many and varied, what they have in common is that they bring people together, encourage community groups to open a dialogue with each other, and most importantly encourage people to enjoy their towns.

If you would like more information about becoming a Cittaslow Town, Supporter or Friend contact:

Douglas Ritchie Communications Director:


Sophie McKeand UK Project Officer:

Cittaslow bloggers

This is where we’ll keep you up to date with everything that’s happening in our Cittaslow towns. In addition to our news and events articles we’ll bring you guests from each town to blog about what’s important to them. We hope that this will give you a rich insight into the wonderful people who volunteer for Cittaslow. Watch this space!


If you live in a Cittaslow town and have something you’d like to blog about for us get in touch with Sophie:

Perth Farmers’ Market gears up for Christmas

The hugely successful Perth Farmers’ Market has added an extra date to its calendar this year. On the first day of each month, from 9am to 2pm, King Edward Street and St John’s Place become a hive of activity with between 35 and 40 stalls selling the finest produce Scotland has to offer. The additional date for your diary, 17th December, makes it the ideal place to visit for all Christmas goodies including locally produced meat, veg, jams and cakes, and a regular cooking demonstration organised by Cittaslow Perth.

Since its inception in 1999 Perth Farmers’ Market has become a significant part of life for local people and producers. Starting with just 12 stalls on a cold Saturday in April, the market soon became an integral part of the fabric of Perth, supporting local farmers and producers and offering people the opportunity to really engage with their food and discover more about its origins.

There will be no market in January 2012 but will resume usual dates from February onwards. For more information, including an extensive list of stallholders and their produce, visit the Perth Farmers’ Market or Cittaslow Perth websites.