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Community Food Growing and Allotments

Community Food Growing Strategy

Under the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015, all Scottish Local Authorities are required to produce a Food Growing Strategy for their area. Download Highland Community Food Growing Strategy – Growing our Future and supporting guidance.

A map identifying Council owned spaces that may be suitable for community food growing is currently under development and once complete will be available to view on this page, please check again for this map later in the year. General enquiries on the use of Council land for community food growing should be made to communityfoodgrowing@highland.gov.uk

Community Food Growing Projects in Highland

Find an existing community food growing project near you by visiting the Highland Food Activity map: Highland Food Activity Map | Highland Good Food Partnership

Allotments

There are a number of allotment sites across Highland. Allotment sites in Highland are managed by local Allotments Associations, whilst some of these are located on Council land, we do not run or allocate any allotments.

If there is a site located near you, we will signpost you to your local association and you should contact the relevant allotment association directly. If an allotment association starts in your area (using Council land) we will pass your details on to that group.

Register your interest in an allotment

Read our allotments policy and report

We are currently reviewing our allotments policy and updating our rules and regulations for allotment sites. Read our draft policy and take part in the public consultation.

Support for community food growing initiatives is available from:

Community Food Growing Coordinator: communityfoodgrowing@highland.gov.uk

Tenant participation officers: Support for Council housing residents’ associations - tenant.participation@highland.gov.uk 

The Highland Council is a member of the Highland Good Food Partnership – Access a map of existing community food growing projects, a network of peer support in Highland and resources to aid your project People, Policy & Community | Highland Good Food Partnership