Allotments

Proposed allotments rule and regulations and conditions of let

  • The proposed rules and regulations and conditions of let are available to view and comment on as part of our CitizenSpace consultation

We own and manage six allotments in the Borders situated at:

  • Peebles
  • Hawick
  • Innerleithen

There are 82 plots available for use. Waiting lists for all sites are estimated.

Allotment sites Number of allotments Estimated waiting period
The Gytes, Peebles 36 Around three years
Burgh Hall, Peebles three Around three years
Moss Park, Peebles six Around three years
Miller Street, Innerleithen six Less than three years
Guthrie Drive, Hawick 14 Less than two years
Wilton Park Road, Hawick 17 Less than two years

How do I get an allotment?

Contact us online or phone us on 0300 100 1800. You will then be placed on a waiting list. Every year you will need to re-register your interest in being offered an allotment. You must let us know if you wish to remain on the waiting list.

How much does an allotment cost?

Allotments cost £43.50 per year.

Can I have more than one allotment plot?

Because of the high demand for allotment plots, these are restricted to one per household.

What facilities are there on site?

Allotment sites are serviced with water, fencing and access pathways.

Can I keep livestock on an allotment?

No, you are not permitted to keep livestock on the plot.

Can I install a shed, greenhouse or fencing on my allotment plot?

Requests for shed/greenhouse/fence erection must be made in writing detailing measurements to:

Neighbourhood Services
Council Headquarters
Newtown St Boswells
TD6 0SA

Plot holders must observe planning legislation at all times and must maintain structures in good condition.

Are there site rules?

Yes, there are rules to be observed by allotment plot holders. These will:

  • clarify your responsibilities
  • help in delivering a safe, healthy and rewarding experience for all plot holders
  • help us manage allotment sites for the benefit of all and the environment
Scottish Allotments and Gardens Society