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.


1. An online survey conducted by Scotland Food & Drink where a total of 1,010 interviews were undertaken with a nationally representative sample of adults (aged 18+) living in Scotland between 10th and 16th February 2021.

2. Jones M, Pitt H, Oxford L, Orme J, Gray S, Salmon D, Means R, Weitkamp E, Kimberlee R & Powell J (2016) Food for Life: a Social Return on Investment Analysis of the Locally Commissioned Programme. Full Report. UWE Bristol.

3. New Economics Foundation (2002), Plugging the Leaks: Making the most of every pound that enters your local economy 2891 NEF handbook redone (neweconomics.org)

4. Dinnie, L., Bourke, A. J., Kyle, C., & Wilson, R. Public perceptions on the role and value of locally grown food.

5. Crossan, J.,Shaw, D., Cumbers, A., McMaster, R, Glasgow's Community Gardens: Sustainable Communities of Care (2015) Media_622132_smxx.pdf (gla.ac.uk)

6. WRAP. 2008 The food we waste. Banbury, UK. ISBN: 1-84405-383-0

7. ZWS1557 EEBS food waste guide Preventing food waste in retail.pdf (zerowastescotland.org.uk)

8. Mena, C., Adenso-Diaz, B., & Yurt, O. (2011). The causes of food waste in the supplier–retailer interface: Evidences from the UK and Spain. Resources, Conservation and Recycling, 55(6), 648-658.


Email: local.food.policy@gov.scot

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