Trying to preserve historical allotments in Kirriemuir

A KIRRIEMUIR Allotment Group has been set up to try and preserve and retain the current allotment site in Kirriemuir.

There have been allotments on the land behind the doctors surgery at Tannage Brae since World War Two however they have fallen into disrepair over the past three years.

The group would like to reinstate the ground and develop them as community allotments for local families, individuals and groups to grow their own vegetables and fruit. The current site can accommodate 19 raised beds enabling many different members of the community to benefit from growing their own food.

There is an increasing demand for organic, own grown fresh food and locally based allotments have provided families with seasonal vegetables and fruit for many decades.

The benefits of a community allotment are great with an increase in physical and mental wellbeing, reducing isolation with purposeful activity and a sense of achievement. Working together in the fresh air and sharing the fruits of labour helps to bond communities and develop social relationships.

Parents are eager for their children to be involved in planting and growing their own food so they grow up with the knowledge of where their food comes from. Children are more likely to eat more fruit and vegetables if they are involved in its production.

If anyone is interested in supporting the group to reinstate the current allotments or wish to work a plot for their own needs they can get in touch with the group by emailing or ‘phoning 07922 861 789.