Allotments for Mossbank

They have already proved popular with green-fingered food fans in Sandwick, and now allotments are set to appear in the North Mainland too.

Councillors gave their backing to a proposal to develop a newly identified site in Mossbank.

The move follows a widespread flurry of interest last year in the possibility of growing food on a small scale.

Following public consultation the council was inundated with almost 200 requests for plots from families, schools and community groups.

The Shetland Allotments Association was duly formed, and a report before members of the infrastructure committee recommended the scheme be developed in Mossbank.

Alastair Cooper moved the recom­mendation at Tuesday’s infra­structure committee meeting and he was seconded by Addie Doull.


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