Scottish Allotments and Gardens Society

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Scottish Allotments and Gardens Society (SAGS) is the national representative body for allotmenteers and community gardeners in Scotland.

A trustee-run Scottish charity, we promote the health, financial and environmental benefits of allotments and community growing. We provide information and support to members and lobby policy-makers through our links with local and national government.

Our membership includes existing and prospective plot holders, community gardeners, allotment associations and regional allotment forums. We are an inclusive society, open to anyone with an interest in community growing.

The Big Butterfly Count

Butterflies are a vital part of the ecosystem as both pollinators and as food for other wildlife. However, they are under threat – 76% of butterflies have declined since 1976 – and this is a warning that cannot be ignored. 

Butterflies are key biodiversity indicators for scientists as they react very quickly to changes in their environment. Therefore, if numbers are falling, nature is in trouble. So tracking numbers of butterflies is crucial in the fight to conserve our natural world. 

Run by wildlife charity Butterfly Conservation, the Big Butterfly Count is the world’s biggest survey of butterflies. Everyone can take part in the Big Butterfly Count. All you need to do is spend 15 minutes in a sunny spot outdoors and record the number and type of butterflies and some day-flying moths you see.

The count runs between Friday 15th July until Sunday 6th August.

Click on the link below for more information.



SAGS Needs You!

Want to drive our website content? Do you have stories or skills to share? Could you be a board member?

SAGS is nothing without its members and we want to hear from you. Help us shape the future of SAGS.


On the Waiting List?

Are you waiting for an allotment site in your local area? We want to hear from people on the waiting list. Share your story with us

Not a Member Yet?

Whether you are an allotment site, group of sites, a single plotholder or on the waiting list, we invite you to join us. The more members we have, the greater our collective voice