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.


Cross-cutting Aberdeenshire Council
Angus Council
Falkirk Council
Fife Council
Glasgow City Council
Midlothian Council (Environmental Health)
Orkney Islands Council
Stirling Council
Environment Aberdeenshire Council Land Use Strategy Regional Pilot
Cairngorms National Park Authority
Scottish Environment Protection Agency ( SEPA)
Food Edible Edinburgh
Edible Edinburgh Land Use Sub-Group
Fife Community Food Project
Health NHS Dumfries and Galloway
NHS Health Scotland
NHS Public Health Nutrition Group
Public Health, NHS Borders and Scottish Borders Council
Scottish Consultants in Dental Public Health/Chief Administrative Dental Officers Group
Scottish Managed Sustainable Health Network ( SMaSH)
Tayside Nutrition Managed Clinical Network
Academia / research Institute for Health & Wellbeing Research, Robert Gordon University
James Hutton Institute
QMU MSc Gastronomy Programme
Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health, University of Aberdeen
Scotland's Rural College ( SRUC)
SRUC on behalf of DEC (Directors of RINH, JHI, and MRI)
University of Edinburgh Department of Social Responsibility and Sustainability
Regulation Food Standards Agency
Scottish Food Advisory Committee
Scottish Food Enforcement Liaison Committee ( SFELC)
Tourism / leisure VisitScotland
Economic and business development Highlands and Islands Enterprise
Scottish Enterprise
Other The Crown Estate
Cross-cutting Argyll and Bute Community Planning Partnership
Dumfries and Galloway Strategic Partnership
Fife Partnership
The Shetland Partnership
Health Aberdeen City Alcohol & Drug Partnership
Academia / research Glasgow Centre for Population Health
Cross-cutting Forward Coupar Angus
Royal Society of Edinburgh
Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations / Food Train (joint response)
Scottish Islands Federation
West End Community Centre
Environment Changeworks
Community Land Advisory Service
Community Woodlands Association
Crofting Connections
Fife Zero Waste
Greenspace Scotland
Keep Scotland Beautiful
RSPB Scotland
Scottish Crofting Federation
Zero Waste Scotland
Food (projects, interest groups etc) Bread Matters
Edinburgh Food Belt
Edinburgh Local Food
Federation of City Farms and Community Gardens (Scotland)
Fife School Food Project
Food for Thought Forum
Forth Environment Link - Grow Forth Link
Glasgow Food Policy Partnership
Grow Forth Network
Grow Your Own Working Group
Lanarkshire Community Food and Health Partnership
Moray Food Network
North Glasgow Community Food Initiative
Nourish Scotland
Scottish Allotments and Gardens Society
Slowfood Scotland
Soil Association Scotland
Soil Association - Edinburgh Food for Life Partnership
Soil Association Scotland - Food for Life Scotland
Vegetarian for Life
Health British Dental Association
British Heart Foundation Scotland
Broomhouse Health Strategy Group
The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland
Voluntary Health Scotland
Social justice Carnegie UK Trust
Edinburgh Cyrenians
Food Train
Orkney Fair Trade Group
The Poverty Alliance
Scottish Fair Trade Forum
The Trussell Trust, Scotland Office
Regulation British Standards Institution
United Kingdom Accreditation Service
Food producers, manufacturers, retailers Falkland Rural Enterprises Ltd
Transition Turriefield
Economic and business development North Highland Initiative
Outside the Box
Scottish Business in the Community
Scottish Council for Development and Industry
Other ACTS Rural Committee (Action of Churches Together in Scotland)
Church of Scotland
Faith in Community Scotland
Mission and Ministry Board, General Synod of the Scottish Episcopal Church
New Literacy
Unison Scotland
Food producers, manufacturers, retailers The Dairy Council
Dairy UK
DG Food and Drink
Ella Drinks Ltd
Graham's The Family Dairy
Hugh Grierson Organic
NFU Scotland
Quality Meat Scotland
Scottish Food and Drink Federation
Scottish Grocers' Federation
Scottish Salmon Producers Organisation
Tourism / leisure British Hospitality Association
Food and Drink Glasgow
The List
Scottish Food Guide
Other Anderson Strathern LLP
Kantar World Panel


Organisational respondents were categorised by sector (public, private etc.) and by topic of interest (environment, food, health etc.).

Respondents were initially categorised as organisations or individuals. This was done using information contained in the respondent information form, and in the body of the response itself. Where there was doubt about whether a response was submitted in a personal capacity or on behalf of an individual, respondents have been classified as individuals.

Organisational interests often cut across categories, and respondents have been allocated according to their main focus.

Multiple responses from specific departments/project teams within or operating under the umbrella of larger organisations have been accepted and treated as separate responses and allocated according to the interest of the submitting team. Single responses from organisations (regardless of the submitting department / project) are regarded as representing the views of the organisation as a whole and allocated accordingly.

A number of representative organisations have been allocated to the category aligned with their membership (e.g., membership bodies representing the interests of food producers are included in the 'Private sector - food production, manufacturers / retailers' category).



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