There are 32 allotment sites within Glasgow, of which over half are on land owned or leased by Glasgow City Council.
About the consultation
In line with the statutory requirements under Section 115 Allotment Site Regulations and Section 116 Allotment Site Regulations: Further provision of Part 9 Allotments of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 each Local Authority must make regulations about allotments in its area.
Draft Rules and Regulations are under development to allow Glasgow City Council to meet our obligations under the legislation. In line with our obligations under the legislation we are consulting with persons appearing to the Local Authority to have an interest.
Your feedback to the questions posed in the consultation will support the development of the finalised Rules and Regulations which will be applicable to all allotments sites on land owned or leased by Glasgow City Council for the purpose of providing allotments.
Read the proposed Draft Allotment Rules and Regulations [251kb].
Hard copies of the Draft Allotment Rules and Regulations are available to view free of charge at the following locations:
Exchange House, 231 George Street, G1 1RX
Eastgate, 727 London Road, G40 3AQ
Allotment sites on land owned or leased by Glasgow City Council.
Visit the Consultation Hub to share your thoughts.
Hard copies of the consultation questionnaire are available for collection from Eastgate, 727 London Road, G40 3AQ.
To request consultation materials in an accessible format please contact the Food Growing team at firstname.lastname@example.org
The consultation is open from 05 September 2023 until 30 October 2023. Hard copies of the consultation survey must be returned by this date to the following address - Eastgate, 727 London Road, G40 3AQ.
There will be an opportunity for in-person representation in December 2023. Details to be confirmed.
Responses to the consultation will be analysed, and changes considered between December 2023 and February 2024.
The revised Draft Allotment Rules and Regulations will be presented to the Environment and Liveable Neighbourhood Committee in March 2024 and the City Administration Committee in April 2024 for approval.
The new Allotment Rules and Regulations will come into force in Spring 2024.
Delegation of Management of Allotment Sites
In due course, Glasgow City Council will publish a guide outlining the process for seeking delegation of duties by Allotment Associations as per Section 123 Delegation of management of allotment sites of Part 9 Allotments of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015.
The link below provides details of where to find Park, Play Areas, Cemeteries, and Outdoor Recreation (including allotments).
To be eligible for renting an allotment plot in Glasgow applicants must reside within the Glasgow City boundary. Third sector organisations and community groups with registered address within the City boundary are also eligible to apply for plots.
The cost for plot rental per year depends on the size of the allotment plot. The sizing guidelines are listed below.
The table below details rental fees by plot size, over the next 5 years.
|Full Plot||Full Plot Concession||Half Plot||Half Plot Concession||Fractional Plot|
There may also be an Allotment Association membership fee that would be required to be paid.
As waiting lists are currently managed by individual allotment associations the associations should be contacted directly.
Please contact the individual allotment association to find out where you are on the list.
You can pay your invoice online here.
Once you are on our Pay It page you should scroll down to the heading Invoices and Other Bills and then click on Glasgow City Council Invoice.
If you would like further information please contact us by email, or alternatively on the postal address below:
Food Growing Team
Greenspace and Biodiversity
Neighbourhoods, Regeneration and Sustainability
Glasgow City Council
Floor 1, Eastgate
727 London Road