SAGS members Jenny Mollison, Judy Wilkinson and Rona Wilkinson have written a book about allotments ‘Raising Spirits -allotments, well being and community’ as part of the Postcards from Scotland series. These are small books edited by Carol Craig and published by Argyll Publishing and the Centre for Confidence and Wellbeing.
The book will be launched at the Trades Hall, 85 Glassford Street, Glasgow G1 1UH (thanks to the Incorporation of Gardeners) on Tuesday August 26th from 5pm to 7pm.
The book was written because the authors felt a need to capture the passion they feel for their plots, explain the benefits allotments bring to all kinds of people and analyse the issues that are occasionally encountered.
It is hoped the book launch will be a celebration of allotments, give us all an opportunity to talk about our plots and also collect thoughts about the new allotment legislation that has just been introduced into the Scottish Parliament (first new law about allotments for 64 years!). Thus will have an impact on the future of allotments in Scotland.
The launch is open to everyone and we would like plot holders and other interested people to come on the 26th August and take the opportunity to network and discuss issues both horticultural and political.
The book will be available for sale at the launch at the price of £7.99. All profits go to the Centre for Confidence and Wellbeing. It will be available from Waterstones and on Amazon and will feature at the Edinburgh International Radical Book Fair in October.