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, or find out more, go to City of Edinburgh Council allotment information. Please do not contact us re renting a plot—we are unable to reply to your enquiry as all city allotments are administered and allocated by the Edinburgh City Council.
The contact form is for Warriston plot holders only, to share ideas/enquiries/contributions. We cannot reply to enquiries about plot rental or waiting lists—please see above.
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The water has now been switched off for the winter and will be turned on again at the end of March 2022.
Bonfires can be set from OCTOBER to APRIL.
Times for burning are: any time Sunday, and after 6pm on weekdays. Burning is NOT permitted any other time.
With the environment in mind, please compost, rather than burn, as much as possible. Fires should be used mainly for diseased material.
Perennial weeds can be drowned for 3-4 weeks before adding to your compost heap—they provide many nutrients as are often deep-rooted and therefore mineral rich.
Do not dump weeds, sods etc in the woods or elsewhere
COVID 19 Please help keep the site a safe and healthy place to be. Wash hands regularly. Use gloves or sanitiser when using the gate padlock and taps. Take care, respect others and distance as appropriate.
Please do not dump any material from your plot into the central woodland area. Turf, weeds, prunings etc can all be composted or (last resort) burned.
The central woodland may look unkempt but it's in deliberately wild condition to attract birds and small mammals, giving them an abundance of food and ideal hiding spots.
Among others this area supports a fox den, wrens, sparrows, blue tits, woodpeckers, newts, toads and thousands of insects, all offering our allotments great diversity, many pollinators, and even rat catchers (the clever foxes). Go to our Pest or Guest section for lots of info on these and more.
Please respect them all by disturbing this area as little as possible.
The Sunny Side
Roving Report from Summerside Kindergarten's Plot
Ros, teacher from Summerside Kindergarten, tells us about the plot they have at Warriston, how the kids benefit from it and what they enjoy about using the space.
Website conceived, designed and maintained by Alice Bain and Nicola Murray, 2016-21. Warriston logo April 19 many thanks to Tim Bremner.