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Many are still on the waiting list for allotments in Edinburgh

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The council manages 1586 allotments in Edinburgh but it needs to provide 1,500 more to meet its legal obligations in terms of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act.Scottish local authorities are obliged to provide allotments...

Letter from Scotland

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Harvest is always a telling time. It tells us what we’ve sown and how we, and the weather, have cared for it. This week a kind neighbour, who has an allotment, shared some of...

Craigentinny and Telferton Allotments under threat of eviction

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The plotholders at Craigentinny/Telferton Allotments are under threat of eviction, but then that is nothing new for them. In 1998 they fought off an application to erect 55 flats in three blocks on the 1.5...

The 18th Independent Radical Book Fair at Out of the Blue

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Would you like to try an alternative book festival? The 18th Independent Radical Book Fair begins on Wednesday 22 October 2014. Organised by Edinburgh's own Word Power Books, the fair will feature talks, film...

Scottish Government offer money for allotments

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The increasing appetite for ‘grow your own’ was served up a cash boost today by Environment Minister, Stewart Stevenson. Mr Stevenson announced a £600,000 package of support to encourage the development of more community growing...

Three new Edinburgh allotments to open this year

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Three new allotment sites are to be opened this year – as the demand for gardening space continues to grow.To address a shortage of allotment space, three new sites are due to open this...

Edinburgh in Bloom – Allotments in the City

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This year will see the Edinburgh in Bloom competition return to Edinburgh's allotments. The event is held annually by City of Edinburgh Council and FEDAGA (Federation of Edinburgh and District Allotments and Gardens Associations), and...

New allotments planned in the city centre

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Planning approval was granted today for an overgrown corner of the New Town which is now set to be transformed into community allotments and gardens. You can read the planning permission and see all...

Move to create more allotments

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As the trend for growing your own vegetables and flowers continues to grow, The City of Edinburgh Council is set to create more allotment plots.This weekend the Council will be launching the new Allotments...

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