Food and drink is very important to Scotland. It creates jobs and wealth, impacts on health and sustainability, and helps attract people to visit our country.
We aim to support and grow our food and drink industry, and to work with participants to ensure it has a positive influence on public health, environmental sustainability and Scotland's international reputation.
We are improving Scotland's food and drink offering by:
- implementing the Good Food Nation policy
- supporting the food and drink industry
- investing in food and drink education
- promoting sustainable production and procurement
- working towards a Scotland where everyone eats well and has a healthy weight
- reducing food waste
Scotland’s farming, fishing, food and drink sector is a £15 billion industry, employing around 120,000 people and reaches into all parts of Scotland’s communities. The footprint of the industry is spread across Scotland in remote, rural and island communities and our support for the industry is key factor in stimulating and sustaining the rural economy.
Our national food and drink policy encompasses the impact of food and drink on health, the environment, social justice, education and the economy in Scotland and aims to build a 'Good Food Nation' where people benefit from and take pride and pleasure in the food they produce, buy, cook, serve and eat.
Telephone: Central Enquiries Unit - 0300 244 4000
Food, Drink and Rural Communities