Space to Grow, Moffat is a Scottish Incorporated Charitable Organisation (SCIO), our charity number is SC040255. We aim to use the premises in our care for the benefit of the community of Moffat & District. Our charitable objects are:

  1. The advancement of citizenship or community development (including rural or urban regeneration)
  2. The advancement of environmental protection or improvement.
  3. The advancement of education.
  4. The advancement of health.

Allotments and Gardens

The Buildings

Volunteering Opportunities at Space to Grow, Moffat

The label on a recently planted pear tree.
The main building of Space to Grow, Moffat.

We have 3684 m square of outdoor space (excluding the front car park). This includes: allotments; raised beds; the front garden; and a large space in which we plan to plant a forest garden

So far this year we have planted a number of native fruit trees, and are currently, with the help of our volunteers, planting a hedgerow of blackthorn, hazel, crab apple and dog rose.

We also have a polytunnel that contains twelve growing spaces which are available to our members and allotment holders for a small fee. All polytunnel spaces are currently taken, but we have a waiting list you can add your name to if you’d like a plot in future.

Lastly, we have a fruit-cage planted with: blackcurrant; redcurrant; raspberries; and blueberries. The fruit that grows here is freely available to members and allotment holders. 

If you would like an allotment, raised bed, polytunnel space, and/or to become a member there is a contact form on our Contact page and a membership application form on our Members page. You can also email us, or find us on Facebook.

The buildings at Space to Grow, Moffat consist of:

    1. Main office – 320 square feet (sqf)
    2. Outer office – 160 sqf 
    3. Main warehouse ground level – 1200 sqf
    4. Main warehouse upper floor – 1800 sqf
    5. Workshop – 640 sqf
    6. Allotment shed – 280 sqf
    7. Main shed – 560 sqf
    8. Aquaponics shed – 780 sqf
    9. Mushroom shed – 90 sqf
    10. Polytunnel – 882 sqf
    11. Bio composter shed – 96 sqf
6808 square feet of building space all told.
Some of these spaces are currently rented to local, small businesses. 
We are currently working with South of Scotland Enterprise (SoSE) on a plan to refurbish all the buildings and make them available to the community, in accordance with the Moffat & Beattock Community Action Plan. We will publish more about this in the next few days.

Like all community organisations, volunteers are our lifeblood. Opportunities include participation in occasional activities, regular weekly sessions and membership of the Board of Trustees.

“A community of friends” is how one of our volunteers describes it. We have a regular volunteer session on Friday mornings at 11 o’clock. Coffee, tea and biscuits are provided and, alongside the active work, there are plenty of opportunities to sit and chat, and make new friends while enjoying the benefits of being outside.

Due to coronavirus (Covid 19) all volunteer activities have been suspended until further notice. 

Volunteers have been involved in planting a range of trees and bushes and in regular outdoor maintenance tasks as we improve the grounds. No special skills are needed, just a willingness to work outdoors as part of a team.

Future activities are likely to include:

More planting;

Care and maintenance of the trees and shrubs;

Small repairs around the premises;

Grass cutting, strimming and weeding;


Environmental improvements.

To find out more, contact us by email, Facebook or through this website.