All About Allotments

Jenny Mollison from the Scottish Allotments and Gardens Society gave a very interesting talk at our November event, including the history and traditions of allotments in Scotland, their people, sheds, traditions and characteristics. Jenny also shared her own passion, growing anything and everything from seed and encouraged everyone to try something new, from Carlin Peas to Oca! Allotments are classified as rented ground for the plotholder to grow fruit, flowers and vegetables and today, around 60% of allotment sites are council-owned. The original intention of allotments was to provide food for the family and keep the gardener out of the ale-house! Plots were originally sized using ten rod

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