Food Commission

Role of the group

The Good Food Nation Scottish Food Commission was formed on 15 February 2015 to develop a work programme based on achieving the priorities set out in the Becoming a Good Food Nation discussion document and the consultation analysis report that followed.

In 2015 it selected indicators for realising the Good Food Nation vision. In February 2016 it published an interim report indicating the progress made on these indicators so far.

The Commission's remit included:

  • providing evidence-based advice on how to make Scotland a Good Food Nation, addressing the existing and potential future challenges facing Scotland's food culture
  • advocating the importance of good food to Scotland's health and wellbeing, environment and quality of life
  • establishing a mechanism for the Commission to foster local activity
  • reporting formally to the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity and through him to Cabinet

The Food Commission's role was advisory, not executive. It met on a quarterly basis. 

In June 2018 the Commission held its final meeting. The Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy attended the meeting and gave thanks to them for their commitment, insight and thoughts on possible legislation. The Commission was deemed to have fulfilled its remit and disbanded at that time. 

See the Commission's final report with recommendations.

Minutes of meetings, along with links to reports and members' profiles, are at the bottom of this page.

Meeting minutes prior to June 2016 can be found in the archive.

Documents