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Move On Wood Recycling

Move On Wood Recycling (MOWR) is social enterprise in Edinburgh which collects waste wood, sells quality timber, and provides work experience, volunteering and training.

With a workshop in Granton, MOWR collects waste wood from building sites and other sources and then sorts the timber before selling it on to builders and the general public.

MOWR collects both trade and domestic wood waste to increase the life of useful….


Move On Wood Recycling

Posted February 2019

Move On Wood Recycling (MOWR) is social enterprise in Edinburgh which collects waste wood, sells quality timber, and provides work experience, volunteering and training. With a workshop in Granton, MOWR collects waste wood from building sites and other sources and then sorts the timber before selling it on to builders and the general public. MOWR collects […]

Clydebank Community Sports Hub

Posted February 2019

The Clydebank Community Sports Hub (CCSH) is a partnership between Clydebank RFC, Glaschu Gaels GFC and GTF Taekwon-Do Clydebank which aims to support and grow participation in sport among all sections of the local community. Following a £4m investment, the Hub officially opened its doors late last year and now boasts a full-size, floodlit, all-weather […]

Repair Cafe Glasgow

Posted January 2019

Repair Cafe Glasgow was founded in 2017 on the principles of Repair Café International ,  and has built upon the idea that our possessions have lots of life left in them when we maintain and repair them. Doing this together with others builds social cohesion and combats isolation, while helping reduce the size of our […]

Craigsfarm Community Development Project

Posted January 2019

Craigsfarm Community Development Project (CFCDP) works to promote the social, physical and economic wellbeing of the Craigshill community in Livingston. CFCDP was originally established in 1967 to deliver services and projects on behalf of the local community. 40 years later, CFCDP is now host to more than 12 local organisations delivering a regular programme of […]

Mind Yer Heid

Posted January 2019

Mind Yer Heid is an independent, non-profit mental health magazine, publishing personal, professional and hybrid stories of mental health. Established in Edinburgh in 2018, its mission is to gather and share stories from anyone who has been affected by mental health or who has an interest in taking part in this important and ongoing conversation. […]

Total Homes Co-operative

Posted January 2019

Total Homes Co-operative supports the circular economy in Scotland by recycling and upcycling furniture and household goods that would otherwise be sent to landfill. Based in Glasgow, their mission is to foster a culture of reusing and recycling of household goods in Glasgow, and by doing so help the Scottish Government exceed its climate targets. […]

Kinning Park Complex

Posted December 2018

Kinning Park Complex is an independent community space on the south side of Glasgow that provides a platform for a wide range of activities for the local community. These activities are designed with the intention of bringing people together, helping reduce isolation, building friendships and creating a real sense of community. Their services and activities […]

Wild Sparks

Posted December 2018

Wild Sparks Outdoor Play was founded in 2014 to help children in and around Eastern Perthshire to get ahead, stay healthy and have fun in the great outdoors. They run a number of holiday activity programmes in Alyth and Dunkeld, an outdoor nursery in Coupar Angus and also deliver training for play and learning practitioners across Scotland. Wild Sparks activities are […]

Music Broth

Posted December 2018

Music Broth is a Glasgow-based subscription service which offers musicians access to over 300 musical instruments and equipment. Founder Felix Slavin came up with the idea for Music Broth after inheriting a number of instruments and various pieces of audio equipment from his uncle. After years of making little use of the instruments, but reluctant […]

Cullen Community & Residential Centre

Posted November 2018

Cullen Community & Residential Centre (CCRC) aims to provide recreational facilities for the benefit of all members of the local community, as well as the general public. Formerly a school building built in 1876, the centre has a choice of large, class sized rooms that can be hired by community groups or for residential bookings, […]

Adventure Carrick

Posted November 2018

Adventure Carrick offers a wide range of adventure activities across the south west of Scotland for people of all ages, abilities and incomes. Adventure Carrick is a branching arm of the charity Adventure Centre for Education (ACE), which specializes in harnessing the power and energy of adventure sports to broaden people’s visions and aspirations. Specialising […]

Caledonia Cremation

Posted November 2018

Caledonia Cremation is Scotland’s first not-for-profit funeral directors, offering direct cremations as a way to combat funeral poverty. A direct cremation is an alternative to organising a traditional funeral service, which can often cost thousands of pounds. Direct cremations provide a flexible option, with no service at the crematorium. Caledonia Cremation take care of all […]