Latest News & Events

Action for New Allotments Meeting 2 – Thu 19 Nov 19:30 (online)

Interested in joining a group who can help work with Glasgow City Council to help identify new land for allotments? The webinar on Thu 19 November is a chance for anyone who’d like an allotment to meet up, think about how to respond to last month’s meeting with representatives of the council, and decide what … Continue reading Action for New Allotments Meeting 2 – Thu 19 Nov 19:30 (online)

Report & Next Steps – Action for New Allotments

Following a successful meeting with representatives of Glasgow City Council, we’ll be holding a next-steps meeting for anyone who’d like to help us move forward with finding new land for allotments. If you’re interested, you can get involved in our next meeting on 19 November.

Action for New Allotments Meeting – Tue 27 October at 19:30 (online)

“I would like an allotment space where I can learn with other people how to grow food. I’ve been added to “the waiting list for the waiting list”. How long will I have to wait?” In view of the long-standing shortage of plots in Glasgow and the large increase in demand for that most of … Continue reading Action for New Allotments Meeting – Tue 27 October at 19:30 (online)

Cast your vote on Wednesday at 7pm – Allotment Development Awards 2020 🗳️

This year’s Allotment Development Awards are going ahead online at 7pm on Wednesday 19 August (next week). You’ll need to register first to get access to the link, so visit the registration page here to put your name down on the list! There are 3 contenders competing to win one of the £500 prizes by … Continue reading Cast your vote on Wednesday at 7pm – Allotment Development Awards 2020 🗳️

Getting a Plot

The Glasgow Allotments Forum doesn’t manage memberships or waiting lists, so you’ll need to contact your preferred allotment site(s) directly.

Step 1 – Find your local site

Use our map to find the best site(s) for your location.

An allotment takes a lot of work, so it’s best to pick a site close to home, where it’s easy to reach when you’re low on motivation to go out in the rain!

We group them informally into North-Eastern (red), North-Western (blue), and Southern (green). This is only for our convenience for GAF events; it doesn’t have any bearing on what happens on each site or how you apply to join.

Step 2 – Get their contact details

Click each pin on the map to find more information, including contact details. Allotment sites in Glasgow are a mixture of council-operated, or privately run (P symbol). Council site plotholders sign a lease with Glasgow City Council, but day-to-day management is delegated to each site’s local committee. Private site plotholders deal solely with their local committee.

Step 3 – Apply to join the waiting list

You can expect to wait at least a couple of years to join most allotment associations, but the sooner you get your name on the list, the sooner you’ll reach the top!