The village now has 30 allotment plots, on a site beside the railway track in the centre of the village.

Are you a local person who would like a plot? please complete an Allotment Application Form and send it in. The plots are of various sizes. If no suitable plot is available we'll let you know and your details will be put on our waiting list.

All other enquiries can be emailed to allotments@strathblanefield.org.uk or Linda Mackinnon, the Secretary of the Blane Valley Allotments Association, at linmackinnon@btinternet.com


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The site is run by the Blane Valley Allotments Association, which is currently chaired by Margaret Meager. It is on land leased by Sir Archie Edmonstone to the Community Development Trust. As well as individual plots there is a communal shed and raised beds where schoolchildren can have fun growing things.

The allotment site was developed with grants from the Climate Challenge Fund, LEADER and the Scottish Community Projects Fund and was designed by Thomas Robinson Architects. It could not have happened without the project's development worker, Louise MacAllister, or many generous contributions of time, services and materials by local individuals, or the support of the Community Development Trust.

The allotments were formally opened at the Summer Fair on 2 June 2012, with Sir Archie cutting the ribbon and the pipe band playing.

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Some people were worried before the site opened that it might create problems such as more traffic on the railway track. We listened carefully to these concerns and drew up a constitution and rules to address them.

The allotments are already proving to be a friendly and welcoming place and a great thing for the village.

Please click on the links below for more information:

Please click the small images below for a large copy of the plan; the location plan and the site section. Note that the detail on the ground differs slightly from the plans.

Site Plan Location Plan Site Section

Pictures of the plot holders in action



More pictures of the official opening in June 2012


Pictures of the site during construction




The press release and some photos from our successful 'Grow Local' event in the school in September 2011, which was a celebration of local produce and crafts. Some links to give a better understanding of the importance of allotments and the wider benefits that can be achieved:

Some links to give a better understanding of the importance of allotments and the wider benefits that can be achieved:

Communities
Biodiversity
Health
Quality Of Life
The Stirling Draft Open Space Strategy
The Stirling Local Development Plan
Stirling Allotment Strategy

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