Tag: Scottish Government

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Retailers hungry for food-to-go grants

Seventy-three convenience stores from across Scotland – including stores from island and rural communities – have benefited from...

broken glass
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Glass is not clear cut

While most retailers would on principle agree with the inclusion of glass in the forthcoming Deposit Return Scheme,...

broken glass
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DRS: trade associations share glass concerns

Sixteen industry bodies, including the SWA, SGF and SRC, have supported British Glass in an open letter to...

obese child
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Sturgeon urged to act on junk food price promos

Health groups and campaigners have united to call on the First Minister to curtail promotions on food and...

Best Start cards
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Best Start cards replace Healthy Start paper vouchers

The Scottish Government has launched a new Best Start payment card to replace Westminster's Healthy Start food vouchers...

SGF vaping event
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Lost in the clouds

Last month’s vaping event organised by the SGF confirmed that a lot of work still needs to be...

Nicola Sturgeon
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FM to address SGF conference

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will give the keynote address at the Federation’s annual conference in Glasgow on 25...

Viridor lorry
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Glass ‘not a fit’ for DRS, says Scotland’s only glass recycler

The only company in Scotland with glass recycling facilities has told MSPs that glass is ‘not a fit’...

Envipco Flex DRS machine
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Glass an unwelcome addition to Scotland’s deposit return scheme

The news that glass bottles will be collected as part of Scotland’s Deposit Return Scheme (DRS) and that small...

Pete Cheema, SGF Chief Executive
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Further food-to-go funding announced

The Scottish Government has released a further £300,000 in funding to help local retailers bolster their food-to-go offering....