In 2010 Edinburgh had 34 allotment sites through a mix of Council and other ownership. Between 2011 and 2015 the Stenhouse allotments were extended and a further additional 11 sites were developed at Kirkliston, Albert Street, Inchkeith, India Place, Hawkhill / Nisbet, Drumbrae, Baronscourt, Prestonfield, Northfield Drive, Dumbryden and Victoria Park. One small single plot site at Morningside Station was removed. There are now a total of 30 sites, all with a variety of plot sizes. A Council Allotment Officer is responsible for the majority of these sites. Management duties include the letting of plots, invoicing of rents, operation of waiting lists, the maintenance requirements of each site and the development of new sites. In total there are now 1,502 allotment plots. Many allotments have local associations that provide help and support with the operation of their site. There are also privately owned and “Common Good” sites which are managed and maintained exclusively by site committees.

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