Community plots new allotment project

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A quiet village could soon grow a blooming new 
community venture.

Talks are ongoing to get the Milton of Campsie Allotment Project off the ground, with retired civil servant Jamie McGuire planting the visionary seeds.

The topic was raised at the community council last week, and within 24 hours Jamie had seven separate inquiries for plots. Land could be available near the former Craigfoot pub.

Although the project is in its very early stages, and funding would need to be found, Jamie would love to see it ready for planting in spring or early summer next year.

He said: “I’m not looking for a definite commitment from anyone yet, just an expression of interest.”

“The real benefit of this would be the community involvement and people learning how to grown their own produce,” he added. “I am getting emails from families who want to take it on as a family project, and I am going to speak to the school.”

Thomas Glen, director of development and regeneration at EDC, said: “This site has identified in our Open Space Strategy as a possible allotment site in Milton of Campsie. As with any open space project the council will conduct a consultation exercise with the community to gather their views and investigations will be carried out to consider the project’s feasibility.”

To find out more or to express interest in a plot email