Questions have been asked in the Scottish Parliament about the use of derelict land by local communities. The questions posed was:
Bill Kidd (MSP): Asks the Scottish Executive what support the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment provides to local authorities to allow local residents to make use of unused derelict lands in urban areas for the purpose of community growing projects, gardens and orchards. (S3O-7631)
Click here to see the transcript of the Minister’s response and the ensuing debate
Bill mentions the North Kelvin Meadow in his supplementary question as an example.