Allotments

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

  • Peebles
  • Hawick
  • Innerliethen

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 Less than three years
Burgh Hall, Peebles 3 Less than three years
Moss Park, Peebles 6 Less than three years
Miller Street, Innerleithen 6 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 call 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 £41.00 per annum.

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 or fencing on my allotment plot?

Requests for shed/fence erection must be made in writing to Neighbourhood Services, Council Headquarters, Newtown St Boswells, TD6 0SA detailing measurements. 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

There are no allotments in my area, what can I do?

Find six like minded people who would like an allotment and are registered Council tax payers. Then individually and collectively, submit a formal letter to Neighbourhood Services, Council Headquarters, Newtown St Boswells, TD6 0SA for consideration.