Welcome to Warriston Allotments
The 121 plots at Warriston, a large south facing site on the north side of Edinburgh, were created for unemployed families during the depression of the late 1920s.
Thanks to the city's allotment policy the land continues to be dedicated to a wide and welcoming community of local growers who rent full or half plots on a yearly basis. The waiting list for Warriston is currently 8 years—if you would like to put your name on this list go to City of Edinburgh Council allotment information: please do not contact Warriston re renting a plot—they are allocated through the Council only.
The contact form is for Warriston plot holders only, to share ideas/enquiries/contributions. We cannot reply about plot rental or waiting lists—please see above.
Plot holders latest
Happy New Year 2021. Days are getting longer and spring is not far away. Many good wishes for the growing season ahead.
With COVID 19 restrictions ongoing, plot holders should continue to be respectful of others in relation to national guidelines re the virus. The plot is a healthy, safe place to be so long as we stick to this. Wash hands regularly. Use gloves or sanitiser on the gate padlock and taps. Take care and distance.
Bonfires—the fire service have asked us to:
Make small fires preferably using a brazier or similar.
Burn only plant material.
NO burning of plastics.
Put your fire out completely before leaving the plot.
In relation to smoke, be considerate of people using walkways and our neighbours.
Tattie & leek orders sent
Your orders are now in the system. No further orders can be added. We'll ask for payment nearer delivery time next year—February for potatoes, June for leeks. It was a bumper year for orders, twice the value of last year! Will keep you posted with any news.
Red cabbages are not just for Christmas. Plot holders who have grown these gems of the brassica world might enjoy making this refreshing salad.
Website conceived, designed and maintained by Alice Bain and Nicola Murray, 2016-20. Warriston logo April 19 many thanks to Tim Bremner.