Allotments

We own and manage 93 allotment plots across six sites in the Borders, situated at:

Allotment sites

Number of allotments

Estimated waiting period

The Gytes, Peebles

38

around three years

Burgh Hall, Peebles

5

around three years

Moss Park, Peebles

7

around three years

Miller Street, Innerleithen

6

less than three years

Guthrie Drive, Hawick

14

less than two years

Wilton Park Road, Hawick

23

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 our interactive map to find sites in your local area that may be of interest, and contact them directly.

How do I get a Council allotment or submit an enquiry?

Contact us online or phone us on 0300 100 1800 and 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 £47 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.

Allotment Regulations

All allotment tenants on Council-managed sites are required to abide by the Allotment Regulations.

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

We have a Community Food Growing Strategy which 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 contact us online.

Scottish Allotments and Gardens Society Download our Allotment Report

Customer Advice and Support Service

Address: Council Headquarters
Newtown St. Boswells
Melrose
TD6 0SA

Telephone: 0300 100 1800