Welcome to Warriston Allotments 2023
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 ongoing allotment policy, urban land (there are over 30 separate sites), continues to be dedicated to local growers renting plots on a yearly basis. The waiting time for a plot at Warriston is least 8 years—if you would like to put your name on the list, or find out more, go to City of Edinburgh Council allotment information. Please do not contact Warriston re renting a plot—we are unable to reply to your enquiry as all city allotments are administered and allocated by Edinburgh City Council.
The contact form is for Warriston plot holders only, to share ideas/enquiries/contributions. We regret we cannot reply to enquiries not related specifically to the Warriston site.
Plot holders' news: HNY 2023
Bonfires are permitted from 1 October to 31 April.
Sundays and after 6pm weekdays ONLY.
Burn diseased material but COMPOST or SHRED at one of our winter sessions so that we, the public and the environment are not smoked out.
For more info on fires click here.
We'll be in touch with the date of the next shredding session here and by newsletter.
To sign up to the newsletter if you haven't already please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
It's Your Neighbourhood
It's Your Neighbourhood is a support organisation for volunteer-led community groups in Scotland who are looking after and enhancing their environment whether it's allotments, school wildlife clubs, eco-groups, park groups or folk adopting derelict land.
Warriston joined earlier this year and awaits the results of our site assessment which looks at how we're managing the site both for plot holders and for wildlife.
The organisation offers a range of support for groups such as ours. We are currently part of their insurance scheme, partnered with the RHS, which gives us cover for our new equipment and public liability for events such as the May Plant Sale.
We'll keep you posted on any developments on this relationship. For more information on this go to: www.keepscotlandbeautiful.org/community-and-place/its-your-neighbourhood
The Warriston Allotments Association hosted its first AGM in three years on 30 October.
We discussed site news, the communal area developments, wildlife, new equipment, organic gardening, communal seed ordering, shredding over burning, council support, The May Plant Sale etc.
Thanks to all those who gave talks and to those who came along.
Thanks too to the bakers. Delicious!
We'll be posting AGM reports on the website soon.
Website conceived, designed and maintained by Alice Bain and Nicola Murray, 2016-21. Warriston logo April 19 many thanks to Tim Bremner.