The Scottish Government has been consulting on the legislative framework governing allotments (www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2013/04/5940).

This consultation was limited to allotments and closed at the end of May with responses published in July. There will be a further consultation on allotments and the wider issue of introducing community rights to grow when issues are addressed in the forthcoming Community Empowerment and Renewable Bill (www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/People/Engage/CER).

This consultation is now being taken forward to explore further ways in which legislation relating to allotments may be amended.