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Food availability and choice in rural Scotland: the impact of "place"

Lookup NU author(s): Dr Sarah Skerratt


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This paper comprises an examination of a connection between geographical remoteness and isolation, and food availability and choice amongst the local populations. The paper focuses on three locations within the Highlands and Islands: the Western Isles, Upper Loch Torridon, and the rural areas surrounding Thurso. Following an outline of the research projects and their methodology, selected results are presented, focusing on the contemporary diet, and food choice and availability. The paper concludes with a discussion concerning the extent to which the data from the three rural case studies support a relationship between “place” and food choice, and makes recommendations concerning future policy and research issues.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Skerratt S

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: British Food Journal

Year: 1999

Volume: 101

Issue: 7

Pages: 537-544

ISSN (print): 0007-070X

ISSN (electronic): 1758-4108

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.


DOI: 10.1108/00070709910279009


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