Vegan Societies

"In this Memorandum the word 'veganism' denotes a philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude—as far as is possible and practical—all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of humans, animals and the environment.

"In dietary terms it denotes the practice of dispensing with all products derived wholly or partly from animals."

This definition of veganism comes from the Memorandum of Association of the The Vegan Society, formed in England in 1944. The Society has a network of local contacts across the UK. I am a local contact for Renfrewshire, Scotland.

There are numerous vegan groups and entities in and around Glasgow. I would draw attention to the Vegan Society of the University of Glasgow.

Vegan Society of the University of Glasgow


Paul Philbrow
pp@dcs.gla.ac.uk