Food Growing

West Lothian Council supports all forms of community food growing, from allotments and community gardens to community planters and fruit trees in public spaces.

Growing food can be a cheap way to eat healthily as well as a great way to get some exercise and also relax. Deans MeadowGrowing herbs, fruit and vegetables can also help to support wildlife, such as hoverflies, butterflies and bees. And gardening can be a very social activity too. 

There are currently seven active allotment sites in West Lothian (many privately-run) and six community gardens. There are also other, less formal community growing initiatives throughout the area and many schools grow food in their grounds as well.

Contacts

If you would like to help grow in your community, here is a list of all the known community growing initiatives in West Lothian with their contact details. You can also view a map of these and other initiatives by clicking - Google Map - Food growing sites in West Lothian

Allotments

Site nameOwnersNo. plotsGroup nameContact info
Killandean Allotments - LivingstonWest Lothian Council - leased to group46Killandean Community Allotment AssociationEmail: Killandean Allotments

FB: Killandean Allotments - Facebook

Deans Meadow Allotments - LivingstonWest Lothian Council - leased to group22Deans Meadow Allotment AssociationContact West Lothian Council for info
Oakwell Allotments - PhilpstounPrivate72Linlithgow and District Allotment AssociationEmail: Linlithgow Allotments

FB: Linlithgow and District Allotment Society - Facebook

Website: Linlithgow and District Allotment Society

Kirknewton AllotmentsPrivate29Kirknewton Allotment AssociationContact
Kirknewton Community Development Trust
Harburn AllotmentsPrivate75n/aEmail: Harburn Allotments

FB: Harburn Allotments - Facebook

Winchburgh AllotmentsPrivate30n/aEmail: Property@hopetoun.co.uk
Roukenglen AllotmentsPrivate (Garden Centre)195n/aEmail: Roukenglen Allotments

FB: Roukenglen Allotments - Facebook

Community Gardens

Site nameOwnersNo. plotsGroup nameContact info
Polbeth and West Calder Community GardenWest Lothian Council - leased Polbeth and West Calder Community Garden

Email: Polbeth and West Calder Community Garden

FB: Polbeth and West Calder Community Garden - Facebook

Website: Polbeth and West Calder Community Garden

Armadale Community GardenWest Lothian Council The Dale HubFB: Armadale Community Garden - Facebook
Knightsridge Community GardenWest Lothian Councilsome starter plotsThe Vennie

Email:Knightsridge Community Garden

FB: Knightsridge Community Garden - Facebook

Beechbrae Community Garden (Blackridge)Charity owned Beechbrae

Email: Beechbrae Community Garden (Blackridge)

FB: Beechbrae Community Garden (Blackridge) - Facebook

Craigshill Community GardensAlmond Housing / West Lothian Council Growing Together Project/

West Lothian Youth Action Project

Email: Craigshill Community Gardens (Growing Together)

FB: Youth Action Project - Facebook

Website: Growing Together Project

Pumpherston Community GardenWest Lothian Council Pumpherston and Uphall Station Community CouncilContact the Community Council

Orchards and Forest Gardens

Site nameOwnersGroup nameContact info
Winchburgh - various sitesWest Lothian CouncilWinchburgh Community Growing Group

Email: Winchburgh Community Growing Group

FB: Winchburgh Community Growing Group - Facebook

Website: Winchburgh Community Growing Group

Kirkton Park (Bathgate)West Lothian CouncilFriends of Kirkton ParkFB: Friends of Kirkton Park
Beechbrae WoodCharity ownedBeechbrae

Email: Beechbrae Wood

FB: Beechbrae Wood - Facebook

Website: Beechbrae Wood

Xcite Linlithgow, Beechwood, The Vennel (Linlithgow)West Lothian CouncilTransition Linlithgow

Email: Transition Linlithgow

Website: Transition Linlithgow

Lanthorn Park, DedridgeWest Lothian CouncilWest Lothian CouncilContact West Lothian Council
Broxburn - Holmes Park, Glebe park. Uphall - Millbank ParkWest Lothian CouncilBroxburn and Uphall Growers (BUG) - fruit trees and bushes in parks

Email: Broxburn and Uphall Growers (BUG)

FB: Broxburn and Uphall Growers (BUG) - Facebook

Website: Broxburn and Uphall Growers (BUG)

General Community Growing

Site nameOwnersGroup nameContact info
West Calder - planters in village/town centreWest Lothian CouncilWest Calder CDT FB: West Calder CDT - Facebook
Broxburn / Uphall - planters at  various sitesWest Lothian Council/privateBroxburn and Uphall Growers (BUG)

Email: Broxburn and Uphall Growers (BUG)

FB: Broxburn and Uphall Growers (BUG) - Facebook

Website: Broxburn and Uphall Growers (BUG)

Winchburgh  - planters at various sitesWest Lothian Council/privateWinchburgh Community Growing Group

Email: Winchburgh Community Growing Group

FB:Winchburgh Community Growing Group - Facebook

Website: Winchburgh Community Growing Group

Linlithgow -various sitesWest Lothian CouncilTransition Linlithgow/ Burgh Beautiful

Email: Transition Linlithgow

Website: Transition Linlithgow

Linlithgow - various Linlithgow Family

Email: Linlithgow Farmily

FB: Linlithgow Farmily - Facebook

Food Growing Strategy

We are currently in the process of creating a new Food Growing Strategy for 2020-25, as part of our new duties under Part 9 of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015;

Food Growing Report

The strategy is based on information collected in 2018, from interviews with existing food growing initiatives, and events and surveys organised by greenspace Scotland. The results of the events and surveys can be viewed here:

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