I phoned up the local council, and they're in the process of looking at sites to buy for new allotments. But coincidentally the same day Herself saw a notice in the A&S Herald about vacant plots at West Kilbride. I got the form this morning. It might mean a while on a waiting list, but either way, I'll be getting Ayrshire's earth under my fingernails in the foreseeable future. AND growing vegetables one can actually taste!