The SNP’s 2011 manifesto made a commitment to update the legislation relating to allotments in Scotland. Although last year’s Community Empowerment and Renewal Bill consultation sought views on whether allotments legislation needed to be changed, a separate consultation has now been launched. Its purpose is further explore the ways in which the legislation relating to allotments may be amended.

This consultation – The Legislative Framework Governing Allotments – is taking place over a six week period, closing on Friday 24th May. The relevant documents, including a response form, are available via the Scottish Government website link at the bottom of the page.

A number of engagement events have been arranged to allow people to find out more about the consultation and how this exercise fits into the wider work being taken forward on the Community Empowerment and Renewal Bill. Engagements events will be held on:

  • Friday 3rd May at Great Glen House, Leachkin Road, Inverness IV3 8NW (11am to 1pm)
  • Tuesday 7th May at Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw, Glasgow G2 8LU (2pm to 4pm)
  • Thursday 16th May at Saughton House, Broomhouse Drive, Edinburgh EH11 3XD (2pm to 4pm)

If you would like to register for any of these events, please email the Scottish Government Allotments Consultations Team at the address below.


Contact: Allotments Consultations Team, Scottish Government