Allotments

Scottish Borders Council owns and manages 82 allotment plots across six sites in the Borders, situated at:

  • Peebles
  • Innerleithen
  • Hawick

Allotment sites

Number of allotments

Estimated waiting period

The Gytes, Peebles

36

Around three years

Burgh Hall, Peebles

3

Around three years

Moss Park, Peebles

6

Around 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

There are also private allotment sites across the region including sites at Galashiels, Tweedbank, Eyemouth, Chirnside and Walkerburn – you can use the interactive map to find sites in your local area that may be of interest, and contact them directly – click here to view.

How do I get a Council 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. This is subject to annual review.

Concessions based on a 50% discount are available to people in receipt of;

  • Universal Credit
  • Working Tax Credit
  • Income-based Employment and Support Allowance
  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance
  • Income Support
  • Housing Benefit
  • Pension Credit

Can I get 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.

Where can I go to get more information and advice on community food growing?

The Council has a Community Food Growing Strategy, which is available to view here. It contains information on lots of different types of community growing, and you may find something of interest in your area, or some helpful resources about where to find support. If you want to find our more please get in touch on our contact form.

Scottish Allotments and Gardens Society