Granite City Good Food

** Take a look at Granite City Good Food's BRAND NEW website, the online hub for sustainable food in Aberdeen City ** 


We believe food has never been more important. Some of the most pressing social, economic, and cultural issues today are caused, or affected, by it.

We believe that every person in Aberdeen should have access to healthy, tasty, affordable food, which is good for the environment and our local economy.

We believe that the Sustainable Food Places framework offers the foremost way of “thinking sustainable”.

We believe that the only way to create a food system which addresses these issues is together, by thinking sustainable.

We are Granite City Good Food, Aberdeen’s Sustainable Food Places Partnership.

We are overseen by a Steering Group, chaired by Councillor Christian Allard since 2022, whose membership consists of:

  • Aberdeen City Council
  • Robert Gordon University
  • NHS Grampian
  • Aberdeen City Health and Social Care Partnership
  • The Rowett Institute
  • Tillydrone Community Flat
  • The Allotments Market Stall

Established in 2017, Granite City Good Food's became the third partnership in Scotland. In 2022, we were delighted to amongst the first two partnerships in Scotland to achieve the prestigious SFP Silver Award!

What we do

GCGF have participated in successful Veg Cities campaigns such as Torry Tasters which received national media coverage. Past campaigns have also included Sugar Smart, Food Power and we are now aiming to become Scotland’s first Sustainable Fish City. We are currently engaging in a campaign called "Food for the Planet" to make sure that the food we eat is as climate-friendly as possible. 

Visit the BRAND NEW Granite City Good Food Website, the online hub for sustainable food in Aberdeen City 


Food for the Planet

Food is a massive part of the problem when it comes to the problems of the climate and nature emergency. However, it is a vital part of the how we can look to solve the climate and nature emergency, and considering the role good food can play in doing so. 

You can show your support for the campaign by signing a "Planet Pledge" to commit how you will transform the food system for the better. 

Find out more about the campaign here: Food for the Planet

Keep Growing Aberdeen

Keep Growing Aberdeen is a seedling sharing project formed by a new partnership between CFINE, One Seed Forward, Tullos Community Garden, and Granite City Good Food.

Torry Tasters

The ‘Torry Tasters’ initiative aimed to increase the uptake of school meals and encourage primary school students to try more vegetarian options at the canteen.

Food Directory

We created these maps to show access to emergency food, where to find sustainable food producers, food growing opportunities and much more.

Areas of expertise

Partnership & Collaboration

Food Vision & Action Plan

Awareness and Engagement

Active Food Citizenship

Tackling Food Poverty

Promoting Healthy Eating

Supporting Good Food Business

Shifting Consumer Behaviour

Good Food Procurement

Climate & Nature Friendly Food

Tackling Food Packaging & Waste

Granite City Good Food is constantly developing. We believe that great relationships across various sectors can really go the distance in creating a sustainable food system. We have utilised these partnerships to deliver unique and inspiring projects throughout the years, and always look to build on projects which address key priorities.


One our greatest strengths lies in the knowledge and expertise of our dedicated steering group, and relationships across the food system.