Food access in remote rural places: Consumer accounts of food shopping in the Western Isles of Scotland

David Marshall, John Dawson, Laura Nisbet

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Abstract

In remote rural and island communities access to food involves adaption of living style and travel outside the local area as a normal and integral part of food shopping. Despite the poor retail assortment consumers have a strong allegiance to local food stores centred on a desire to maintain a local retail presence and support the community. Deeper understanding of consumer access to food and adaptions to constrained access has implications for food policy for these remote areas and public policy on remote regions more generally. Results are reported for remote island communities in Scotland.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133-144
JournalRegional Studies
Volume52
Issue number1
Early online date13 Feb 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018

Keywords

  • consumer choice
  • qualitative
  • regional food access
  • food retail
  • consumer welfare
  • remote communities

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