Scottish Allotments and Gardens Society

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SAGS' publications are freely available for download from this page in whole or in part. We only ask that any users acknowledge SAGS as the source of the publication. All SAGS publications have been funded by grants from a variety of funding bodies. These are acknowledged in the body of the publication itself. Here we would like to express our gratitude to all of them. Expert consultants have been employed wherever the expertise could not be sourced from within the SAGS membership.

Plan to Grow Food

Plan To Grow Food(pub May 2019) is a special planning guide for allotments and other food growing spaces.

You can download the full version here

We also have a short version in booklet format here

Good Governance

Good Governance (pub June 2018) Explains why good governance is the key to any successful allotment site. Full of practical ideas for designing and implementing effective systems. Of interest to any plot holders, members of management committees and members of groups trying to set up an allotment association.

Download it here

Grow your own Allotment Site

Grow Your Own Allotment Site with ideas and case studies to help groups to work towards creating and developing an allotment site.

Download it here

Scotland's Allotment Design Guide

Scotland's Allotment Design Guide (2013) published by SAGS sponsored by the Grow Your Own working group.

Download the guide here

Finding Scotland's Allotments

Finding Scotland's Allotments (2007): the full report on the SAGS 2007 audit of all Allotments in Scotland

Download the audit here

Growing Scotland

Growing Scotland (2007): report showing how gardening and allotments contribute to the Scottish Executive agenda to improve the Nation's well being

Download the report here