Archive for November, 2007

Dunoon and District Allotment Association still fighting

Friday, November 30th, 2007

Check out the post from May 2006 to get the start of the Dunoon Allotments saga . Since then the allotment association and SAGS have continued to try to persuade the local authority to identify a site on which they can create allotments. Now the National Society of Allotments and Leisure Gardeners has entered the fray. In liaison with SAGS they have instructed the solicitor Michael Samuels to act on behalf of the Dunoon Association in their complaint that Argyll and Bute Council are in breach of their duties under the Allotments (Scotland) Acts 1892 and 1922 in not providing allotments within a reasonable period of time.

New Motherwell Allotments on Track

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

From the Greenlink Newsletter:

The allotment site under developent at Braidhurst Street in association with the Central Scotland Forest Trust has passed its soil test analysis and been declared suitable for allotments. The next step is to press forward with a costing for the proposed site so that planning permission and funding can be acquired. Already so much interest has been expressed by local residents that, even at this early stage, it would be possible to allocate almost every plot.

More information can be obtained from the Greenlink Team, Strathclyde Park, 366 Hamilton Rd., Motherwell (email