1. NEWS

    12 Dec 2018 09:30

    Cereal harvest in 2018 affected by weather

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  2. NEWS

    30 Nov 2018 00:01

    Croft House Grant

    Funding for crofter homes.

  3. Research publication

    13 Nov 2018

    Relationship between food environment and planning system: research summary

    Summary of research responding to the question 'How can the planning system best support the creation of an improved food environment in Scotland?'.

  4. Publication

    08 Nov 2018

    Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005: liquor personal licence holder training accreditation

    Sets out the appropriate training qualifications for liqour personal licence holders.

  5. NEWS

    06 Nov 2018 11:00

    Threat to seed potato exports

    No deal scenario unacceptable.

  6. Consultation responses

    31 Oct 2018

    Update of the Licensing (Procedure) (Scotland) Regulations 2007: summary of responses

    Summary of responses to a consultation on updating secondary legislation which sets out procedural matters related to the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005.

  7. NEWS

    18 Oct 2018 11:00

    BSE

    Disease confirmed in Aberdeenshire.

  8. Publication

    10 Oct 2018

    Welfare Foods: consultation summary

    This consultation on meeting the needs of children and families in Scotland was published in April 2018 and invited views on our approach to Welfare Foods following the devolution through the Scotland Act 2016.

  9. Statistics publication

    09 Oct 2018

    Scottish Agricultural Census: June 2018

    Statistics regarding the area of crops and other farmland, livestock, agriculture workforce and rented farmland.

  10. NEWS

    09 Oct 2018 09:30

    Poor weather impacted Scottish agriculture

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  11. NEWS

    08 Oct 2018 09:30

    Rural Scotland rated very good place to live

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  12. NEWS

    04 Oct 2018 09:31

    2018 cereal harvest

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  13. NEWS

    03 Oct 2018 10:35

    CAP update

    Loan payments underway.

  14. Consultation paper

    02 Oct 2018

    Reducing health harms of foods high in fat, sugar or salt: consultation

    We are seeking views on restricting the promotion and marketing of food and drink high in fat, sugar or salt with little or no beneficial nutritional value where they are sold to the public.

  15. NEWS

    24 Sep 2018 16:05

    ‘No deal’ could see flights grounded

    Constitutional Relations Secretary calls for end to 'Brexit brinkmanship'.

  16. NEWS

    18 Sep 2018 09:30

    Bank lending to Scottish Farming

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  17. Publication

    11 Sep 2018

    Good Food Nation: programme of measures

    A report on the progress made on Scotland's Good Food Nation ambitions.

  18. NEWS

    06 Aug 2018 11:15

    Promoting Scotch lamb

    Funding for 2018 campaign confirmed.

  19. NEWS

    02 Aug 2018 14:59

    Scottish protected food names under threat

    Call for the UK Government to protect famous Scottish produce.

  20. NEWS

    09 Jul 2018 00:01

    Search for salmon

    New research to improve monitoring of wild salmon stocks.

  21. NEWS

    07 Jul 2018 00:01

    Protected food names under threat

    Concerns raised on future trade deals.

  22. Publication

    02 Jul 2018

    A healthier future: Scotland's diet and healthy weight delivery plan

    Sets out how we will work with partners in the public and private sector to help people make healthier choices about food.

  23. NEWS

    26 Jun 2018 10:15

    CAP Update

    Payment deadline met.

  24. NEWS

    25 Jun 2018 12:00

    Trials for inshore fisheries measures

    Pilots for new fisheries management arrangements.

  25. NEWS

    21 Jun 2018 09:30

    Women in agriculture

    Advancing gender equality.

  26. NEWS

    21 Jun 2018 09:00

    LFASS update

    2019 support scheme outlined.

  27. NEWS

    20 Jun 2018 13:39

    Stability, certainty and simplicity in rural support

    Public consultation launched.

  28. NEWS

    14 Jun 2018 09:30

    Agriculture Facts & Figures

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  29. Consultation paper

    04 Jun 2018

    Nutritional requirements for food and drink in schools: consultation

    Proposed amendments to the Nutritional Requirements for Food and Drink in Schools (Scotland) Regulations 2008.

  30. Report

    04 Jun 2018

    Food and drink in schools: nutrition requirements review

    Independent review by the Technical Working Group of nutrition requirements regulations.

  31. NEWS

    31 May 2018 10:00

    Farming needs to change

    Agriculture Champions deliver their report.

  32. NEWS

    23 May 2018 10:00

    Sustainable growth of farmed fish

    Framework to support Scotland’s top food export sector launched

  33. NEWS

    17 May 2018 09:52

    Slight increase in organic farmland

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland 

  34. NEWS

    12 May 2018 12:00

    CAP convergence review

    Rural Secretary “disappointed” in delay.

  35. NEWS

    23 Apr 2018 12:11

    CAP payments

    Farm payments underway.

  36. NEWS

    15 Mar 2018 00:01

    Farm funding

    Application window opens.

  37. NEWS

    14 Mar 2018 13:33

    Exports hit record £6 billion

    Food and drink statistics.

  38. Consultation paper

    06 Mar 2018

    Registering Scottish Wild Venison under the EU protected food name scheme: consultation

    Consultation on an application received by the Scottish Government to register Scottish Wild Venison as a protected geographical indication.

  39. NEWS

    05 Mar 2018 13:07

    Food project funding

    Multi-million pound boost for food processing company.

  40. NEWS

    26 Feb 2018 10:01

    Future of farming

    Opportunities for new farmers.

  41. NEWS

    19 Feb 2018 00:01

    Post-Brexit trade scenarios

    Farming at risk.

  42. NEWS

    09 Feb 2018 14:48

    Record levels of salmon and whisky exports

    EU top export market.

  43. NEWS

    09 Feb 2018 10:59

    Loans scheme confirmed

    LFASS update.

  44. NEWS

    07 Feb 2018 00:01

    Food project funding

    Multi-million pound boost for food manufacturing company.

  45. NEWS

    31 Jan 2018 09:30

    Milk and barley give a boost to farming income

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  46. NEWS

    17 Jan 2018 10:06

    Protecting the environment

    New funding round for Agri-Environment Climate Scheme.

  47. NEWS

    06 Jan 2018 00:01

    Eat green in 2018

    Scots urged to put more fruit and veg on the menu.

  48. NEWS

    31 Dec 2017 00:01

    Hogmanay haggis for Canadian Scots

    Seven tonnes exported.

  49. NEWS

    20 Dec 2017 15:00

    Funding for rural businesses

    Agri-Environment Climate Change Scheme awards.

  50. NEWS

    15 Dec 2017 10:57

    LFASS grants update

    Changes to 2018 support scheme.

  51. NEWS

    13 Dec 2017 09:30

    Improvement in cereal harvest

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  52. NEWS

    10 Dec 2017 00:01

    Exports continue to grow

    Food and drink statistics.

  53. NEWS

    30 Nov 2017 09:15

    National Chef appointed

    Masterchef to promote Scottish produce.

  54. NEWS

    15 Nov 2017 00:01

    Funding for food industry

    Multimillion pound award to food processors.

  55. NEWS

    14 Nov 2017 09:30

    Obesity Indicators statistics published

    An Official Statistics publication for Scotland

  56. NEWS

    31 Oct 2017 09:30

    Pesticide Usage in Scotland

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  57. NEWS

    29 Oct 2017 10:00

    Convention of the Highlands and Islands

    Proposals for Aquaculture Innovation Sites outlined.

  58. NEWS

    27 Oct 2017 00:01

    Farm payments made early

    Over £292 million paid out.

  59. NEWS

    25 Oct 2017 15:01

    Hill farmers fleeced

    Scottish farmers owed millions in convergence payments.

  60. NEWS

    23 Oct 2017 17:02

    Bluetongue virus detected

    Farmers urged to remain vigilant.

  61. NEWS

    15 Oct 2017 00:01

    Food and drink exports hit half-year high

    Importance of continued access to EU market shown.

  62. NEWS

    11 Oct 2017 09:30

    Crop areas and sheep numbers increase in latest farm census

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  63. NEWS

    09 Oct 2017 13:33

    EU funding guarantee

    Ewing: vital we establish funding guarantee parameters.

  64. NEWS

    06 Oct 2017 10:00

    Support for butter buyers

    Feasibility study to help Scottish businesses beat butter shortage.

  65. NEWS

    04 Oct 2017 09:30

    Improvement expected in this year's harvest

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  66. NEWS

    28 Sep 2017 09:35

    Fish landings increase

    Quantity and value increase again.

  67. NEWS

    28 Sep 2017 09:30

    Scottish Sea Fisheries Statistics 2016

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  68. NEWS

    14 Sep 2017 15:29

    More local food on the table

    £1.3m to support locally-produced food in public sector.

  69. NEWS

    14 Sep 2017 14:30

    Future CAP support

    Ewing: Future planning virtually impossible.

  70. Factsheet

    14 Sep 2017

    Promoting local food and drink: action plan

    Sets out how we will deliver commitments in the ‘Ambition 2030’ food and drink strategy.

  71. NEWS

    12 Sep 2017 15:20

    CAP stabilisation plan

    Farmers offered more certainty and support.

  72. NEWS

    11 Sep 2017 14:52

    Farmers get online

    Digital Single Application Form.

  73. NEWS

    11 Sep 2017 09:30

    Bank Loans to Scottish Farming

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  74. NEWS

    04 Sep 2017 12:42

    A future in food

    Funding for food and drink careers education in schools.

  75. NEWS

    03 Sep 2017 00:01

    Call for marine funding certainty

    Scottish Government seeks answers on future fisheries and aquaculture investment.

  76. NEWS

    16 Aug 2017 11:16

    Brexit risk to farming

    Ewing: No deal not an option.

  77. NEWS

    10 Aug 2017 11:58

    Tackling obesity

    Helping people make healthy choices.

  78. NEWS

    03 Jul 2017 00:01

    Conserving salmon stocks

    Pilot to track iconic fish.

  79. NEWS

    30 Jun 2017 09:08

    Dairy farming support

    Payments to arrive in bank accounts.

  80. NEWS

    25 Jun 2017 00:01

    Rural Parliament support

    £200,000 to empower communities.

  81. NEWS

    24 Jun 2017 00:01

    Food and drink innovation

    £650,000 to support business growth.

  82. NEWS

    23 Jun 2017 11:30

    Growing fruit and veg

    Leadership group announced.

  83. NEWS

    22 Jun 2017 09:15

    The rural economy's future

    National Council established.

  84. NEWS

    21 Jun 2017 10:30

    Food project funding

    Multi-million pound boost to food processors.

  85. NEWS

    20 Jun 2017 15:15

    Crofting Commission appointment

    New convener announced.

  86. NEWS

    20 Jun 2017 14:43

    Rural and Environment Secretaries write to Defra ministers

    Scottish Government “must” be consulted on rural and environment Brexit issues.

  87. NEWS

    18 Jun 2017 00:01

    Food and drink exports continue to grow

    £1.2 billion exported in first quarter of 2017.

  88. NEWS

    13 Jun 2017 09:30

    Agriculture Facts & Figures

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  89. NEWS

    06 Jun 2017 11:46

    CAP reform payments

    Scottish farmers denied the full £190 million.

  90. NEWS

    25 May 2017 16:00

    BSE negligible risk status

    Scotland achieves safest level possible.

  91. NEWS

    25 May 2017 09:30

    Increase in landings

    Value of Scottish catch at record high.

  92. NEWS

    18 May 2017 09:30

    Further fall in organic land

    An Official Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  93. NEWS

    03 May 2017 14:09

    CAP reform

    Rural Affairs Secretary sets out thinking.

  94. NEWS

    01 May 2017 00:01

    Scallop conservation

    New protection measures.

  95. NEWS

    28 Apr 2017 10:30

    Avian influenza

    Prevention zone to be lifted.

  96. NEWS

    27 Apr 2017 09:30

    Scottish farm incomes

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  97. NEWS

    26 Apr 2017 11:09

    EU funding for Seafood Scotland

    Support to promote Scotland’s fishing industry globally.

  98. NEWS

    25 Apr 2017 09:46

    Croft House Grants awarded

    Funding for crofter homes.

  99. NEWS

    16 Apr 2017 00:01

    Asian appetite for Scottish food and drink

    Food and drink exports hit £1 billion.

  100. NEWS

    04 Apr 2017 12:53

    Loan scheme for vulnerable farmers

    Rural Secretary confirms £50 million loans for farmers in less favoured areas.

  101. NEWS

    01 Apr 2017 00:01

    Supporting new farmers

    £2.5 million to support new businesses.

  102. NEWS

    27 Mar 2017 00:01

    Building a commercial seaweed industry

    First policy guidelines for sustainable seaweed cultivation.

  103. NEWS

    25 Mar 2017 00:01

    LFASS update

    Changes to 2018 support scheme.

  104. NEWS

    23 Mar 2017 14:45

    Support for Scotland's food and drink industry

    £10m backing to boost growth.

  105. NEWS

    17 Mar 2017 14:08

    Crofting election results

    Six new commissioners elected.

  106. NEWS

    16 Mar 2017 09:32

    Mixed results in latest farm census

    A National Statistics Publication for Scotland.

  107. NEWS

    05 Mar 2017 00:01

    School food nutrition

    Review of regulations.

  108. NEWS

    08 Feb 2017 12:00

    Boost for Scotland's food and drink

    £750 million potential market for procurement of food and drink public contracts.

  109. NEWS

    29 Jan 2017 00:01

    Easing high demand for allotments

    New powers could help more community groups to “grow your own”

  110. NEWS

    22 Jan 2017 11:22

    Brexit, food and farming

    Cabinet Secretary highlights threat of leaving the European Single Market on food and farming industries.

  111. NEWS

    18 Jan 2017 10:30

    Combating food poverty

    £350,000 to make fresh and healthy food available

  112. NEWS

    10 Jan 2017 10:00

    Broccoli and cauliflower top vegetables shunned by kids

    Eat Better Feel Better drive launches to help parents make veg the hero.

  113. NEWS

    30 Dec 2016 00:01

    Celebrating food and drink success

    New year cheer for Scotland’s Food and Drink.

  114. NEWS

    28 Dec 2016 00:01

    Scottish blueberries

    Research to help increase local production of in demand fruit.

  115. NEWS

    30 Nov 2016 13:59

    Championing Scotland's Food & Drink

    £3 million scheme to promote local food and drink launched on St Andrew’s Day.

  116. NEWS

    14 Oct 2016 12:05

    Making Scotland a 'Good Food Nation'

    £250,000 for community schemes to promote healthy food initiatives.

  117. Corporate report

    20 Jun 2016

    Scottish Food Commission: interim report

    An interim report outlining the Scottish Food Commission's initial thoughts on the challenge of making Scotland a 'Good Food Nation'.

  118. Advice and guidance

    19 Jun 2016

    Indicators for a Good Food Nation: Food Commission report

    Report outlining how the Scottish Food Commission selected indicators for realising our Good Food Nation vision.

  119. Advice and guidance

    07 Jun 2016

    Organic Ambitions Fund 2016-17: guidance

    Information and guidance on the Organic Ambitions Fund 2016-17.

  120. Consultation paper

    26 May 2016

    Registering Forfar Bridie under the EU Protected Food Name (PFN) scheme: consultation

    Consultation to register Forfar Bridie as a product of protected geographical indication under the EU Protected Food Name scheme.

  121. Consultation paper

    13 May 2016

    Registering Ayrshire Early New Potatoes/Ayrshire Earlies under the EU Protected Food Name (PFN) Scheme: consultation

    Consultation to register as a product of protected geographical indication under the EU Protected Food Name Scheme.

  122. Research publication

    13 Feb 2015

    Becoming a Good Food Nation: an analysis of consultation responses

    Full analysis of responses to the consultation on development of a revised national food and drink policy.

  123. Research finding

    13 Feb 2015

    Becoming a Good Food Nation: an analysis of consultation responses: research findings

    Summary analysis of responses to the consultation on development of a revised national food and drink policy.

  124. Guidance

    06 Mar 2014

    Better eating, better learning: a new context for school food

    Refreshed guidance to support schools and all stakeholders to work in partnership to make improvements in school food and food education.

  125. Guidance

    23 Jun 2011

    Principles for a partnership approach for the food and drink industry and other related organisations working with schools

    Principles for a partnership approach for the food and drink industry and other related organisations working with schools.

  126. Advice and guidance

    28 Feb 2011

    Grow Your Own Working Group: recommendations report

    Recommendations from the Grow Your Own Working Group (GYOWG) on how we can support people to grow their own food.

  127. Publication

    04 Feb 2011

    Public bodies climate change duties: putting them into practice, guidance required by part four of the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009

    Guidance to support public bodies in exercising their duties under the Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009.

  128. Guidance

    18 Jan 2011

    Catering for change: buying food sustainably in the public sector

    Guidance for anyone involved in the procurement of food or catering services in the public sector.

  129. Factsheet

    26 Oct 2009

    Sustainable procurement action plan for Scotland

    A plan to help the public sector build sustainable procurement into their corporate culture and include sustainability in procurement activity.

  130. Publication

    26 Jun 2009

    Recipe For Success: Scotland's national food and drink policy

    National food and drink policy published in 2009.

  131. Guidance

    17 Sep 2008

    Healthy eating in schools: a guide to implementing the nutritional requirements for Food and Drink in Schools (Scotland) Regulations 2008

    Guidance on implementing the nutritional requirements for Food and Drink in Schools (Scotland) Regulations 2008.

  132. Guidance

    13 May 2008

    Schools (Health Promotion and Nutrition) Scotland Act: Health promotion guidance for local authorities and schools

    Guidance to support local authorities, schools and managers of grant-aided schools in working with partner agencies to ensure that all schools promote good health.