links to 'starting allotments' case studies
- A report from Stonehaven Allotment Association prepared for the Climate Challenge Fund giving full details of the history, process, problems (both financial and practical), and happy conclusion of a prolonged campaign (2006 - 2011) to restart allotments in Stonehaven.
- A useful, detailed description of the start to finish process involved in creating and opening the Woodend Allotments in Banchory which opened in April 2007
- A 'work in progress' in an area with a supportive council. Alness & District Allotments Association has been created, has been offered suitable land and has a strategy worked out for the next stages.
links to 'regeneration' case studies:
- A recent example of problems that can be caused by insensitive redevelopment. Oatlands Leisure Gardens have fallen victim to an area redevelopment scheme which is not going according to plan due to economic problems
- A good description of how the Richmond allotments in Rutherglen were turned round from a decrepit eyesore to a flourishing success story with the help of a supportive local council
- This describes how the Newburgh Orchard Gardens Association in Fife persuaded their local council to support the allotments and not to sell the land to a developer.
- Another story with a happy ending where allotmenteers in Cumbernauld formed an association and saved their plots from the housing developers
More case histories of allotment regeneration (mainly from England, but still highly relevant) can be found on the ARI's Regeneration in Action pages. Scotland has two ARI mentors (contact details on the ARI site)and anyone wishing to start a new site or regenerate an old site should contact them.