FARE Lochend Community Allotment
In 2023, FARE Lochend Community Allotment were joint winners in the Keep Scotland Beautiful Involving Children and Young People Award, received Certificates of Recognition in the Growing Communities Award and the NatureScot It's Your Neighbourhood Pollinator Friendly Award, and won our 2023 Health and Wellbeing theme public vote.
FARE Lochend Community Allotment is a place to meet, grow, cook and craft. They have 5 nursery schools, 2 primaries & secondary schools who visit weekly to sow, grow and learn about nature, with all having their own raised beds to work on. They have various groups involved too, from the young to elderly, growing on one of their 28 raised beds, helping maintain their wildflower area, rockery and wellbeing garden which helps improve mental health.
In 2022, the group were recognised with a Keep Scotland Beautiful 'Beautiful Scotland & It's Your Neighbourhood' discretionary award - joint winner of the Involving Children and Young People Award.