Our growing idea – shared community land.

Regenerate Our Green Space continue to search for suitable green space in the Fortrose area to set up allotments and a community garden. The Scottish Land Fund have awarded us money to develop our ideas.

We’re at the very beginning of this adventure and need you to tell us what you’d like to see in a community owned and managed space dedicated to sustainable, environment-centred, positive community action.

Together we can create a useful and beautiful green place for people and wildlife.

Here are some of our ideas…

We envisage growing flowers, vegetables, fruit and herbs, creating paths, seats, raised beds and landscaping features. Maybe a number of allotments, with sheds and plots. A community orchard and common growing spaces and kid’s veg plot where we can grow together, learn skills and share the harvest. Perhaps a herb garden where we can learn how plants can support our health. Or, a sensory garden created providing a peaceful haven.

To benefit our wildlife we can create wildlife corridors and havens by planting hedgerows, native trees and wild flowers.

Our preferred site sits at the centre of the town of Fortrose, we are enquiring about a plot adjacent to Fortrose Academy and the new care home, and is easily accessible to both villages.


Updates and observations on community land ownership, growing projects and more.

Visit with Incredible Edible Inverness

Visit with Incredible Edible Inverness

As part of our research into growing projects and organisations who manage community gardens, Morag met with Wendy Price of Incredible Edible Inverness. Incredible Edible Inverness is based on the Incredible Edible Network which was set up in Todmorden, England in...

Visit to Cromarty Allotments & Gardens Society

Visit to Cromarty Allotments & Gardens Society

As part of or research into allotments and community gardens, Morag visited Cromarty Allotments.  Cromarty Allotments overlooks the entrance to Cromarty Firth, known as “The Souters”, and is next to the seashore. There are approx. 20 Allotments, about 5 full-size...

Visit to Riverside Gardens Community Allotments, Ullapool

Visit to Riverside Gardens Community Allotments, Ullapool

As part of our research into community gardens and allotments, how they were set up and how they run, Morag and Helen visited Riverside Gardens Community Allotments in Ullapool and here's what they found: Riverside Gardens Community Allotments (RGCA) is situated...

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