Scottish Allotments and Gardens Society

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Want to Set up an Allotment Site?

Scottish Allotments and Gardens Society is committed to assisting anyone who wishes to improve the availability of allotment and food growing sites in Scotland. If you are a developing group, brand new site or an individual who wants to know where to start, this page contains some useful information. If you can't find the information you are looking for, we are here to help and welcome enquiries via the form on our contact page.

SAGS Development Group Support Fund

One of the Scottish Allotments and Gardens Society’s primary aims is to assist new allotment groups in getting their project up and running.

SAGS understand the many obstacles a startup allotment association must overcome on the path to establishing their site. One common stumbling block is how to meet certain costs before the organisation has an income from a subscribing membership.

We have set up a fund to help cover these relatively small value items, hopefully smoothing that part of the path to project completion. Click on the button below for details of how to apply. 


The C.E.A.

Did you know that Part 9 of The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act places a duty on Local Authorities with regards to allotment waiting lists and provision of allotment sites? Here's our guide to the relevant parts of the act.


Make it Happen

The SAGS publication Grow your own Allotment Site includes case studies plus a guide to the steps you need to take to make an allotment site happens. Here's a summary of the steps plus a link to the full document.


Site Design

Our 107-page guide to Allotment Site Design Guide is a comprehensive manual covering all aspects of planning an allotment site. Here's a summary of the guide plus a link to the full document.