Scottish Land & Estates facilitated a community growing event hosted by the Grow Your Own Working Group (GYOWG) at Drylaw Neighbourhood Centre Community Garden, north Edinburgh. The event was attended by Richard Lochhead MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and Councillor Cammy Day, Vice Convener of Health and Wellbeing at City of Edinburgh Council.
This visit followed the successful publication of a Landowners' Guide to Community Growing produced jointly by the Community Land Advisory Service and Scottish Land & Estates earlier this year. The Cabinet Secretary met Centre staff, volunteers and members of the GYOWG to talk about community growing projects before going on to plant some potatoes. Councillor Day in his speech made various positive references to the partnership working of Scottish Land & Estates and the support of our members for community growing projects across Scotland.