Blaeberries (Vaccinium myrtillus) growing at Creag Meagaidh National Nature Reserve, ©Lorne Gill/SNH

Foraging for Wild Plants

Here are some of the plants and seaweeds that can be gathered and eaten in Scotland. You must be 100% certain of your plant identification in order to avoid any poisonous plants which look similar. Make sure that you gather plants in a way that is mindful, responsible and completely sustainable. There is guidance for responsible foraging at the end.

This publication was originally written in Gaelic and developed in partnership with  Bòrd na Gàidhlig as part of the Gaelic Foraging Project in which the rich language and culture of the Gaels and close links with nature are explored. ..

Published: 2020

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