Your charity for Scotland’s environment

One Planet Picnic

One Planet Picnic can be a fun way of getting to know the good foods, people and places local to you.  It is an informal way to think about food and sustainability.  Open to all sorts of groups, it provides inspiration for trying sustainable food at work, at school, in communities and at home.  You can celebrate local harvests, reduce food waste, and taste and share some fabulous food.


Former Cabinet Secretary Richard Lochhead, MSP and Michelin star chef Tom Kitchin first launched the One Planet Picnic in 2011 at Hermitage Park Primary School, Edinburgh. One Planet Picnic is an original Keep Scotland Beautiful initiative which has gone from strength to strength, with more than 7,000 people enjoying a picnic which was good for them and good for the planet in 2016.


Register your One Planet PicnicCambusbarron Primary School One Planet Picnic 2015

Registration enters you into the prize draw.  The winners in 2016 were:


Haghill Park Primary School, Bell Baxter High School and 1st Stenness Brownies


When is One Planet Picnic 2017?
Across the summer and up to October.


How can I have a One Planet Picnic?
Have a picnic where you:

  • Include sustainable ingredients e.g. seasonal, local, organic, or ethical produce
  • Reduce packaging and food waste

A One Planet Picnic is a picnic that is good for you and good for the planet


Who can hold a One Planet Picnic?
Actually, anyone can hold one if they want to.  We will be promoting One Planet Picnic mostly to:

  • Businesses and Organisations
  • Schools including nursery, primary, secondary and ASN schools
  • Youth groups including uniformed groups e.g. Scouts and Brownies
  • Community Groups

Your picnic can be for a few people, or many e.g. a class or whole school.  You can invite people from your wider community, local schools or organisations to join you.