1. Consultation paper

    20 Aug 2021

    Local food for everyone – a discussion: consultation

    Everyone, from private individuals to businesses and organisations are invited to help shape a local food strategy for Scotland. This consultation is the first stage in a strategy to make high quality food accessible to all and promote the benefits of local food.

  2. Consultation paper

    15 Jun 2021

    New Year's Day trading for large retailers: consultation

    Large retail businesses are currently able to open on New Year’s Day. This consultation is being held to seek the views of shop workers, retail businesses and others on whether the current law should change so that large retail businesses must close on New Year’s Day.

  3. Advice and guidance

    18 Nov 2020

    Nutritional analysis: software specification

    Guidance for local authorities, or their contracted caterers, for advice to procure software which will be used to plan and nutritionally analyse food and drink provision in schools in order to meet the Nutritional Requirements for food and drink in schools (Scotland) Regulations, 2020.

  4. NEWS

    13 Jan 2020 09:45

    Food aid

    Volunteers helping tackle food bank misery.

  5. NEWS

    18 Oct 2018 11:00


    Disease confirmed in Aberdeenshire.

  6. Consultation analysis

    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.

  7. NEWS

    09 Jul 2018 00:01

    Search for salmon

    New research to improve monitoring of wild salmon stocks.

  8. NEWS

    04 Sep 2017 12:42

    A future in food

    Funding for food and drink careers education in schools.

  9. NEWS

    03 May 2017 14:09

    CAP reform

    Rural Affairs Secretary sets out thinking.

  10. 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.