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NHS Health Scotland owns the copyright for the information and images available on the Community Food and Health (Scotland) website. The CFHS copyright protected material (other than the logo) may be reproduced free of charge for educational purposes in any format or medium, provided it is reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context.  The use of any image or text for commercial gain is strictly prohibited.  Where any of the CFHS copyright items on this site are being republished or copied to others, the source of the material must be identified and the copyright status acknowledged.

Any enquiries should be addressed to the Publishing Manager at NHS Health Scotland:

The Publishing Manager
NHS Health Scotland
Gyle Square
1 South Gyle Crescent

General enquiries:
Tel: 0131 536 5500
Fax: 0131 536 5501

The permission to reproduce CFHS protected material does not extend to any material on this site that is identified as being the copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.

Freedom of information

Please contact for requests and enquiries regarding the Freedom of Information Act.

NHS Health Scotland now publish the responses to Freedom of Information requests
Freedom of Information Responses – Public Health Scotland


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We do not warrant that the functions contained within this site will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected for that the site or the server that makes it available will be free of viruses.

In no event will be liable for any loss or damage whatsoever including, without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, arising from the use of this site.

Although we monitor the discussion area on a regular basis, we assume no responsibility or liability arising from any error, inaccuracy, omission, infringement, defamation or obscenity in the content posted within the discussion area.


To ensure that our website is as useful as possible we sometimes need to use cookies to help us gather information about how our website visitors use this site.

What are cookies?

A cookie (web cookie, or browser cookie) is a small file which is stored on your computer when you visit a website. These files are used by the website for a number of things but mainly to track or trace where you have been on the website and what you are searching for. In some cases cookies also assist in any interaction between you and the website, for example when using social media such as facebook and twitter.

For a more details read more about cookies on Wikipedia.

How does Community Food and Health (Scotland) use cookies?

This website sets cookies for the purposes listed below. If you use the website, we assume that you consent to them being set. You can set your browser not to accept cookies from this site, but some of the site’s features will not work without them.

Logged-in users

If you log in to edit the content of this website, cookies will be set to remember your logged-in status. This will prevent you from accidentally logging out when you move around the site or temporarily leave the site. Cookies set at log-in also remember your preferences for the user interface, allowing you to customise the setup.

Note, these cookies are not set for visitors who do not log in.


Cookies are set if visitors comment on articles. This is for convenience, to save them from having to re-type their details if they want to leave another comment. These are set to expire in one year.

List of specific cookies used on the site:

Cookie Name Cookie Category Description Duration
wordpress_ 2 WordPress cookie for a logged in user. session
wordpress_logged_in_ 2 WordPress cookie for a logged in user session
wordpress_test_ 2 WordPress cookie for a logged in user session
wordpress_test_cookie 2 WordPress test cookie session
wp-settings- 1 WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-[UID] cookies.
The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table.
This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.
1 year
wp-settings-time- 2 WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface. 1 year
PHPSESSID 1 To identify your unique session on the website session
SESS 1 To ensure that you are recognised when you move from page to page within the site and that any information you have entered is remembered. session


Last updated: 17 December, 2019