Draft Scottish Borders Food Growing Strategy

Closed 8 Dec 2020

Opened 15 Sep 2020


You can have your say on the final consultation on the Scottish Borders’ first Food Growing Strategy.

Comments after welcomed on the draft strategy as part of the 12-week consultation, which runs until 8 December.

An initial consultation took place last year, which saw 300 responses received from the public and community groups already growing their own fruit and vegetables, as well as those who do not but would like to give it a try.

The feedback contributed to the draft strategy, which is required under the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015.

The strategy seeks to assist those looking to find their local food growing site, and to present other opportunities for other sites that could be used for lots of different food growing.

While there are a number of good community food growing networks already in place in the Scottish Borders, the draft strategy aims to demonstrate how further activity can take place and provide benefits to more people.

The draft strategy was approved by our Executive Committee on Tuesday 15 September to allow this final consultation phase to go ahead.



What happens next

The strategy is expected to be adopted by Councillors in 2021. 


  • All Areas


  • Anyone from any background


  • Natural heritage/open space