How fast are the summer months zooming past? It’s almost time for our next #ScotFood chat on Twitter. Edinburgh and the Lothians are the hosts this time, and it’s an opportunity for all those involved in producing, preparing, and eating Scottish produce to meet via Twitter, promote their events and businesses, and talk about all things related to Scottish food and drink. We are pleased to welcome new hosts this month @StockbridgeMark, and @edinburgh who’ll bring news of a food and drink focus throughout the city coming up in October. We also have hosts who helped out first time round: @The_ElfHerself and @Pickled_in_Scot – so make sure you’re following them all to be sure of seeing the questions. Our friends at @hulajuicebar are very busy for the Edinburgh Festival season at the moment, and @edinburghfoody is involved in baking adventures, but they may pop in to say hello. Thanks to the lovely team at @ScranSalon who’ve been so kind to mention and publish details of the #ScotFood chat at the monthly Scran Salon meetings. All are welcome to attend, and there’s a Scran Salon Glasgow starting in August 2014 too. If you’d like to prepare in advance, here are the questions and timings. Publishing them in advance gives everyone time to look out those great photographs and think about what’s new, or good to recommend.
9:00 Q1 Introduce yourself, first part of your postcode, reason for joining #ScotFood chat
9:05 Q2 Name one restaurant in Edinburgh you haven’t yet eaten in, but would like to, and why? #ScotFood
9:15 Q3 There are lots of great food events during the summer in Scotland. Tell us about some you’ve visited. #ScotFood
9:25 Q4 Where would you suggest to someone looking for a Foodie Hidden Gem in Edinburgh? #ScotFood
9:35 Q5 Tell us about your favourite food market and what do you buy there? #ScotFood
9:45 Q6 Anything else about the Scottish Food & Drink scene you’d like to share this month? #ScotFood
10:00 #ScotFood ends for this month. Next month Glasgow, Central Scotland & Clyde valley host on 1 September 2014 with @Eat_Scottish
As the only permanent host of this chat, I’m looking for extra support from you to help make this a success. So, please let me know if you’d like to help by being a regular host (either as a regional host once every 9 months, or a regular monthly host). Hosts are responsible for spreading the word via Twitter (or other means if you’re well connected on other networks), helping set the questions and Tweeting the questions out at the relevant time on the night of the chat. Can you donate a few Tweets each month to help out?