ALLOTMENT enthusiasts are searching for fellow gardeners to help them dig up the history of Glasgow's growing spaces.
Members of the Glasgow Allotment Forum and the Scottish Allotments and Garden Society are working to unearth stories about local allotments.
They say the rich history of Glasgow's allotments has never been explored or recorded for future gardeners.
Sandra Quadrelli, a plotholder at Garscube Allotments, is involved in helping gather together Glasgow's gardening history.
She said: "I have always been keen on growing my own foods and would love to see more local people involved in allotments because we have a proud history of gardening in the city, although no one has written it down.
"Garscube Allotments, for example, were created on land owned by a rich landowner, Sir Archibald Campbell, and were set up in 1932 by the Quakers for working men to grow food for their families.
"The land was then bought by Glasgow Corporation in 1947 and has been used since as allotments."
Glasgow has 34 allotments across the city and the Heritage Lottery Fund has donated money to help enthusiasts find out more about their history.
The project, The Heritage Of Community Growing In Glasgow, is now calling on local people to come forward with their stories.
They are looking for everything from current day tales of life on allotments to historic stories, such as the first women allotment holders because women were allowed to hold plots only from the late 1970s.
Organisers want to know about each of the city's allotments, including who set them up, why and who ran each plot. They are also seeking original documents from each site.
Ms Quadrelli said: "The reasons people hold allotments nowadays are very different from the early allotments.
"Originally, plots were given to unemployed men to help them feed their families. They would grow potatoes, carrots, the kinds of foods you needed.
"Now we see all sorts of things being grown – there is no limit really to what can be done."
Some work has already started to put together stories from city green spaces. If you have a tale to tell, see the website: