Morvern Community Development Company built the allotments scheme on land belonging to the Ardtornish Estate between Caol Muile and High Street. All 20 plots have now been allocated and plot holders are reaping the benefits of working on their land.
Benefits of the allotments scheme: increased local food production, health benefits from working on allotments, known as the Green Gym effect; reduced reliance on imported goods, reduction in carbon footprint associated with food production, greater social interaction and cooperation amongst local people, incorporation of a proposed local composting scheme, with its attendant benefit of reduction in land fill waste, possible incorporation of a school vegetable garden, extra demand for goods and services from existing local businesses, regeneration of unused land.
The allotments committee regularly hold events and information can be found on their Facebook page
Funding for the allotments project was secured from Awards for All, Climate Challenge Fund and Highland LEADER and 5% contribution from MCDC.