Shettleston Community Growing Project


Our Project

Shettleston Community Growing Project (SCGP) was set up in 2009 by local people who wished to grow food for themselves and their families. With assistance from Shettleston Housing Association and Glasgow City Council a suitable site was identified, and funding was secured from the Scottish Government’s Climate Challenge Fund to turn the derelict and unloved space into an attractive and productive community allotment.

Year after year it has continued to grow and now incorporates a Community Garden and Wild area complete with pond which attracts lots of wildlife, from newts to hedgehogs.

Onsite we have 50 raised beds, soft fruit area, herb garden,polytunnel and composting toilet and also the luxury of a fully working kitchen container complete with electricity and running water. Volunteers to help us maintain the site are welcome to come and join us from March till September each year and help us make a difference to the community.

We also have a club for young people aged between 7 and 12 years of age called The Smelly Welly Club that runs from Easter to Halloween each year.

For any information on the project please email or call the details at top of page.



Latest News

  • The Community Fridge is open tonight 5pm - 6pm...A huge thanks to all the local organisations that support our fridge with food donations....Please do not sit hungry, come along and see if we can assist you.
  • The Smelly Welly Club restarts back again for the Easter Holidays on Tuesday 4th April at 1.00pm. During school holidays we are open on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays and serve lunch for members from 12.30am with funding provided by Glasgow City Council Holiday Food Program.#HoFoP
  • A Happy Chinese New Year from everyone at Shettleston Community Growing Project

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