Food: Sustainability, Health, Heritage and Tourism

This Arts & Humanities Partnership Catalyst takes the interdisciplinary subject of food and asks how rigorous academic research into food can benefit the wider food and tourism industry within Scotland and further afield. We are interested in the representation of Scottish food, both in history and the present day, and how that influences wider areas like sustainability, tourism, and health. The Catalyst activity will connect researchers with Scottish food providers, heritage organisations and others in the food industry to identify the key challenges in this area, with a view to facilitating new research relationships that improve the quality authenticity of Scottish food culture and its representation to the public.

Explore the blogs below to discover the research, insights and challenges facing the ever-evolving landscape. To get in touch about this Catalyst or any of the content you find in this blog, please email