Scottish Government has published the following statement on allotment sites during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Decisions on whether or not to keep allotment sites open during the COVID-19 outbreak are currently a matter for local authorities and other allotment owners.

Those wishing to access allotments should note that the Scottish Government has instructed people to stay at home. The Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Restrictions) (Scotland) Regulations 2020 prohibit any person from leaving the place they are living without a reasonable excuse, and ban public gatherings of more than two people. People over the age of 70 are advised to self-isolate.

Download Scottish Government advice on access to allotments

Scottish Government advice regarding COVID-19 can be accessed via the following links: 

Coronavirus (COVID-19): what you need to know

NHS Inform guidance

Full guidance on staying at home and away from others

What's the current picture on access to allotments across Scotland?

greenspace scotland asked members of the Park Managers Forum what they are doing currently and the general picture is that most allotment sites are still open, but with closure of shared kitchens and indoor spaces and clear advice about the need to follow Covid-19 guidance on social distancing, hand washing etc.

For example, the City of Edinburgh Council is letting plotholders know that allotments are open for now, but that they must follow national rules:

"Make sure you only have one trip outside your home each day, maintain social distancing and wash your hands according to public health advice. This is especially important before and after touching anything such as gates and standpipe taps"

East Dunbartonshire Council's position with regards to access to parks, greenspace and allotments is set out here 

Park Managers also shared the following useful documents

APSE briefing 

National Allotment Society

Gardener’s World briefing