Scotland

scotpicHere you can find lots of useful information for, and about, community gardening and farming projects in Scotland. You can:

  • Find gardens and farms in your local area via our interactive map or our search page.
  • Subscribe to our e-bulletin, for anyone involved or interested in community gardens, city farms and therapeutic gardens in Scotland. Please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with your contact details.
  • Find details of events by viewing the news and updates section below.
  • Download a copy of the FCFCG Scotland map and other useful publications.
  • See the bottom of this page for contact details of FCFCG staff in Scotland.

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Scotland News & Events

Regularly updated with news of interest to community gardens & farms in Scotland, plus details of training and networking events. Latest updates: 

  • New publications from FCFCG Scotland - Community gardening and biodiversity
  • All creatures great and small: Keeping animals on community gardens/farms and school grounds - June 7th, Cumbernauld
  • Lanarkshire study shows NHS staff keen to make more of green health assets 
  • Launch of the Landowners' Guide to Community Growing Spaces
  • Scottish Parliament Exhibition
  • Other news, including discounts on SCVO and Trellis membership

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Scotland Fieldworkers

The Growing Communities Partnership has expanded the team of fieldworkers throughout Scotland to provide expertise, advice and greater support to therapeutic and community gardens within Scotland. For more information or if you would like some advice or support for your project please contact Naomi Knights in the first instance on 0131 623 7058 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

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Scotland Publications

Scottish community garden starter pack: Specifically written for Scotland, it covers the often complex issues that can arise when setting up or developing a community garden, with advice on topics ranging from legal obligations and fundraising to negotiating for a site and employing staff. New members will automatically be sent this pack along with a number of other useful documents. Non-members can order a copy from our Scotland office for £6 or download the pack free below.

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Scotland map:
Our unique map gives details of 46 local community gardens and farms in Scotland. Copies of the map are available from the Scotland office of the FCFCG.  Alternatively you can download a PDF version by clicking on the map icon below:

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Landowners' Guide to Community Growing Spaces

A Guide aiming to encourage Scotland's landowners to make more land available for community growing was welcomed by Paul Wheelhouse, Minister for Environment and Climate Change, at an event at the Scottish Parliament on Thursday 7 March, 2013.

The Guide For Landowners, produced by the Community Land Advisory Service in Scotland, provides comprehensive information and advice to help landowners play their part in the surge in community gardening and food growing across Scotland.  The publication is a response to recent evidence, including research conducted by Scotland's Grow Your Own Working Group (GYOWG), which shows community groups can struggle to find land in order to expand and strengthen the capacity of their local community. Meanwhile, many landowners are keen to support such projects, but lack the knowledge of how to go about it, are worried about statutory responsibilities or find the process of lease negotiations too daunting.

The Guide has been created to provide key information on issues such as site suitability, leases, planning and land use and the law. It was written by the Community Land Advisory Service in conjunction with the Grow Your Own Working Group, Scottish Land & Estates and The Scottish Government.

A downloadable version of the Guide, along with template leases and other resources, is available to all landowners from the CLAS website here.

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Scotland contacts

Helen Pank, Scotland Development Manager (on maternity leave as of May 2014)
Tel: 0131 623 7058
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Naomi Knights, Scotland Development Worker
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Louisa Evans, Scotland Development Worker
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Roz Corbett, Scotland Development Worker
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FCFCG Scotland Office, c/o Gorgie City Farm, 51 Gorgie Road, Edinburgh, EH11 2LA
Tel: 0131 623 7058

   

Scotland Funding

Funding opportunities for community gardens in Scotland. Includes long term funding and grants schemes. FCFCG in Scotland also provides regular e-bulletins with funding information to its members.

 

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Scotland Partnerships

Until June 2012 FCFCG was working in partnership with Trellis and the Allotments Regeneration Initiative (ARI) on the Big Lottery funded Growing Communities in Scotland project, which aimed to promote and support community gardens, city farms and therapeutic gardens in Scotland. Although the funding for this project has now finished and ARI has been wound up we are continuing to work closely with Trellis to offer joint networking and training events. 

We also support other initiatives which bring benefits to communities in Scotland.

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