Find out more about the other fantastic food campaigns and initiatives running throughout Scotland.
BBC Good Food Show ScotlandThe BBC Good Food Show Scotland is a 3 day event showcasing the best of Scottish food. You can find out more at:
Community Food and HealthThe Community Food and Health website supports initiatives which help people in low-income communities to eat a healthy diet. Find out more at:
Eat ScotlandThis website features the official guide to eating and drinking in Scotland. It also has an extensive section on Scottish produce. Find out more at:
Food and Health AllianceThe Food and Health Alliance is a network for everyone with an interest in food and health improvement work in Scotland. Find out more at:
Food Standards AgencyThe Foods Standards Agency is committed to improving food safety and standards in Scotland and protecting the health of Scotland’s population in relation to food. You can find out more at:
Food TourismThis website features a ‘foodkit.’ This tool has been designed to help food professionals to meet the demand for local, fresh, seasonal food. For more information visit:
Forth Valley Food LinksForth Valley Food Links aims to link individuals and communities from the Forth Valley with food producers to increase access to local produce and ensure long-term health, social and environmental wellbeing. Find out more at:
Kitchen CannyThis Changeworks project operates throughout the Lothian and Borders council areas providing householders with ways to reduce food waste through using a practical Action Kit.
Larder BytesLarder Bytes is a virtual organisation that manages local food supply chains from producer to end customer. It aims to build a national food network and facilitate the delivery of products to homes and businesses efficiently. For more information visit:
Local Food Marketing GuideThis guide, funded by the Scottish Government, aims to help food producers identify new business opportunities in the fast-growing field of local food. You can download the guide at:
Royal Highland ShowLocal food and drink feature heavily at this prestigious agricultural show. This year’s show will feature over 100 Scottish food and drink exhibitors and a range of cookery demonstrations from top Scottish chefs. Find out more at:
Scottish Farmers MarketsIt is possible to buy a wide-range selection of fresh, local produce in Scotland. By buying locally you can find out where and how your food is produced and reduce the food miles in the food chain.
You can find out where your nearest local Farmers Market is by visiting:
Scottish Food and DrinkThis industry-led organisation aims to guide industry in order to maximise the potential of food and drink businesses in Scotland. You can find out more at:
Scottish Food FortnightThis event (held in September) is designed to raise awareness of the quality and variety of food and drink on offer in Scotland, and to change the habits of what we eat and where we buy it. To find out more visit:
Scottish Food in SeasonAre you interested in finding out what food is in season now? Scotland has a wonderful selection of seasonal ingredients available throughout the year. Find out what’s in season now at:
Scottish Government’s Food PolicyThe Scottish Government have pledged their commitment to a National Food Policy for Scotland. To facilitate the development of this policy a national debate was held in Spring 2008. Read the accompanying discussion paper:
Soil Association ScotlandThe Soil Association is the UK’s leading campaigning and certification organisation for organic food and farming. In Scotland they provide expert advice to farmers, manufacturers, consumers and policy makers.
Find out more at:
Take life onThis Scottish Government campaign covers healthy eating, alcohol consumption, physical activity and wellbeing. The central message is that simple achievable changes in everyday life can bring real benefits for our health and wellbeing. Find out more at:
The Fife DietThe Fife diet is a local food experiment. A number of people from Fife have pledged to eat only locally-produced food for a whole year. You can find out how they are getting on at:
West Lothian Food and Health DevelopmentWest Lothian Food & Health Development (WELFEHD) are a social enterprise based in West Lothian. The aims of the organisation are to increase access to affordable fruit and vegetables by trading commercially in fresh fruit and vegetables and reduce barriers associated with eating a healthy diet particulary focused on areas of deprivation. They source a large range of produce locally and support food co-ops in the West Lothian area.
What’s on your plate?The Scottish National Farmers Union is currently running its ‘What’s on your plate?’ campaign. The campaign aims to get consumers thinking about where there food comes from.
You can find out more about the campaign at: