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CEO blogs about The Gathering for TFN

Food Train's CEO, Michelle McCrindle, recently spoke at The Gathering, which is the annual get together of the third sector in Scotland. 

Michelle was asked to speak as part of a panel of experts, following a speech about the third sector in an independent Scotland by First Minister Alex Salmond. You can read the whole speech here and the storify of it here.

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2014 National Newsletter, out now.

The Winter/Spring 2014 edition of Shoppers Express has just been released. In this edition, you'll find information on The Silver Line, Food-Train-LogoNational Heart Month and Top Tips on how older people can make sure they eat enough. The usual round up of what's been happening in all the branches is included too, with lots of exciting news. 

Click the link to read your copy now! Shoppers Express Winter/Spring 2014. You can also find in the Documents section of the website, under Newsletters.

Food Train on the Telly

More great publicity for Food Train! Yesterday, the 27th of January, Food Train was featured in a programme about the Border region of Scotland.

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Into the unknown, Food Train is now on Twitter!

Twitter logo blueAn exciting new step on the Social Media journey has been taken, Food Train is now on Twitter. Michelle McCrindle, CEO, will be tweeting from Food Trains account about a wide variety of stories, issues and information regarding Food Train. You can follow us on @FoodTrainScot. We hope to hear from you soon!

Food Train praised in Scottish Parliament

Last Thursday, 5th December, Food Train was the subject of a members debate in the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood. Elaine Murray MSP, for Dumfriesshire, submitted a motion entitled "All aboard the Food Train", congratulating Food Train on its success with the Big Lottery Fund and also its continuing success nationally.

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Food Train to be debated in Scottish Parliament

Scottish Parliament LogoFood Train learned yesterday that we will be the subject of a debate in the Scottish Parliament next Thursday, 5th of December. Elaine Murray MSP for Dumfriesshire put forward a motion several weeks ago, congratulating Food Train on it's recent success in being awarded £590,474 by the Big Lottery Fund Scotland and its on going success nationally. This motion has now achieved cross party support, meaning a debate has been tabled. 

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