Who's Involved

Who's Involved

Food4Fife Partnership

Phase one -  aimed to bring together experienced people from Fife from all areas of the food system to form a partnership and create a food vision. We held a food vision workshop in June and launched the Food4Fife partnership in August 2021.

Phase two - The partnership will create a food strategy and an action plan to increase the use of local and climate friendly produced food in Fife.


Food 4 Fife Partnership members

  • Jo-Anne Valentine,  Chair , NHS Fife
  • Carolyn Bell, Food4Fife Partnership and Strategy co-ordinator, Fife Council
  • Sheena Watson , Food Insecurity Group, Fife Council
  • Vicki Bennett, NHS Fife
  • Lorraine Hartley, NHS Fife Procurement
  • Yvonne Batchup  NHS Fife Procurement
  • Derek Hamilton, Fife Council procurement
  • Jacqui Laing, Fife Council procurement
  • Steve Mackay, St Andrews Catering manager
  • Sarah Cutler St Andrews  University Procurement
  • Lawrie Wilkinson  Fife College Procurement
  • Tariq Ditta, Facilities senior manager, Fife Council
  • Pamela Stevenson, Service manager, Economic Development, Fife Council
  • Hazel Cross  Economic Development Fife Council
  • John Wincott, Chair of Fife Environmental Partnership
  • Hugh Muschamp, Lead officer Climate change and Zero Waste ,Fife Council
  • Cllr Jean Hall Muir
  • Cllr Jan Wincott
  • Fife’s Community Climate Action Network
  • Johnnie Balfour  Balbirnie estate
  • Sam Parsons Balcaskie estate
  • Ninian Stewart  Falklands Estate
  • Lynn Ogilvie- Niven  Falklands Estate
  • Andrew Whitley  Scotland the Bread
  • Lyndsay Cochrane  Scotland the bread

The Food4Fife Partnership are working with Nourish Scotland and the Fork to Farm dialogues. These dialogues bring Fife farmers, members of the National Farmers Union and Food4Fife members together to build a platform for learning, knowledge-sharing, and opportunities.

They are held monthly. To join these dialogues please contact Carolynm.bell@fife.gov.uk

Fork to Farm Dialogues

Nourish Scotland is a charity focusing on food policy and practice. Nourish and the National Farmers Union recently published a report on Farming for 1.5 degrees which sets out suggested stages and lists several approaches to meeting the ambitious target of the Scottish Government to reach zero-Carbon by 2045.

Nourish Scotland


Help bring about change where you live

Joining a local group taking action on climate change can bring about the biggest impacts. Some local groups are listed below. All these groups belong to a network of groups called Fife Communiities Climate Action Network (FCCAN)

Let's tackle climate change together

Find out more about what Fife is doing to take on our climate emergency