Communities that access, secure, and cultivate the land for food
growing can grow, eat and share healthy food with people in their
local area. Through growing, they can connect, support, and build
community, care for the soil and environment, and take practical
action on our climate and nature emergencies. More and more
people across Scotland, from rural to urban settings, are ‘growing
local’ for sustenance, succour and sanity. Issues on food security and
sovereignty, cost of living and nutrition make these endeavours a vital
part of our lives, landscapes and local food systems.
Previously known as the Landowners’ Guide, The revised ‘Scotland Land Guide’ aims to support community groups, social entrepreneurs, landowners (public or private) and other potential enablers to understand the processes and practical steps involved in accessing land for growing. Find the Guide on our Land page.