Community Growing Guide for Landowners

The Guide For Landowners (updated 2018) has been produced by the Community Land Advisory Service in Scotland (managed by SF&G) and provides free, 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 evidence which shows community groups can struggle to find land. 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 provides key information on issues such as site suitability, leases, planning and land use and the law. 

A downloadable version of the Guide, along with template leases and other resources, is available to download free using the link below.