One last chance to get your hands on some of the stock from this year’s online Potato Day!
Head over to the Sir John Stirling Maxwell Allotments this weekend and browse what’s out on the tables. Everything is reduced from original prices.
If you prefer to pay online first, put your order through on our webshop and just head over to the site to pick it up!
Directions to the Sir John Stirling Maxwell Allotments:
They share a street address with other buildings in the park, so don’t type in their building number on your satnav (we deliberately aren’t telling you it here for that reason!)
Use the name of the plots on Google Maps instead, or follow the map pin below.
- enter Pollok Park the park via the main railway bridge entrance next to Pollokshaws West railway station / the speed camera
- immediate right turn onto the private single-track lane parallel to the railway tracks
- the vehicle gate will be unlocked today, so just push it open but please push it closed again after you go through
- best to drive past the pavilion and turn in the turning circle, and park facing back the way you came (otherwise you’re squashed with your driver’s door along a wall…)
- just call out for someone if nobody has heard you coming at the gate!
Sir John Stirling Maxwell Allotments
As promised, we’re moving our annual opportunity to buy seed potatoes online again this year. Hopefully next year we’ll be able to return to the usual hall-full-of-stalls event, but at least it’s super easy to place your orders.
- Place your order now
- We’ll collect the orders and buy everything wholesale from the supplier
- We’ll let you know when it’s ready to collect (in a few weeks’ time)
- (…though if all you’re buying is seed packets, you can choose postal delivery at the checkout!)
It’s a great chance to buy from a much bigger selection than you’d typically find in the usual garden supply shops. All money raised above the cost of the stock goes directly into supporting the Glasgow Allotments Forum, providing opportunities like the Allotment Development Awards, which let plot sites across Glasgow bid for money to improve their facilities.
What’s on sale?
- Potatoes (43 varieties)
- Shallots, onion sets and garlic bulbs (11 varieties)
- Fruit & veg seed packets (151 varieties)
- Flower seed packets (60 varieties)
- Compost (4 varieties)
- plus fertilisers and patio potato bags…
Glasgow City Council is due to revise how the allotments sites that it lets out to plotholders are to be managed. A GAF working party drawn from 8 GCC sites has been looking at the issues and has put forward a model for the future.
They have published:
- a draft scheme of delegation which would clarify the relationship between Association Committees and GCC, as site landlord
- recommendations of what they think all Glasgow Allotment Association Constitutions ought to cover
Come along and join in the discussion. Give us your thoughts on the issues so that we can revise these proposals to reflect the views of as many of our members as possible.
Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Zoom this year. Last year we simply published our annual reports but we
didn’t hold a meeting. This year the Committee have decided to go ahead online as conditions don’t seem to warrant meeting together physically this winter.
2 Approval of the Minutes of the AGM held on November 7th 2019
3 Annual Report
4 Treasurer’s Report
5 Election of Committee members
6 Allotment Development Awards
7 Next Year’s Calendar
– Feb Fest
– Potato Day
– Recommendations for Topics and Activities
If you want to join the committee, or have any resolutions or proposals for actions for the AGM, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or through the ‘Glasgow Allotments Forum’ Group on Facebook.