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Transition in Stirling

Tool Library and Repair Cafe help to build a more circular economy.

The Transition Stirling Tool Library works just like an ordinary library, except instead of borrowing books, all sorts of tools and other equipment are available to borrow. The project runs Repair Cafe events, where a variety of items including tools and electronic equipment can be repaired for free, with the next Repair Cafe taking place on 10 February in Stirling. They also run workshops on furniture refurbishment, sewing, mending, growing, cooking, foraging and more.

We were very grateful to the Tool Library and Zero Waste Scotland for organising a Repair Cafe event at the CCF Gathering in October. A number of delegates took full advantage to learn more about how to repair electronics and clothing. In a brief quiet spell we were pleased to talk to Kirril Obolenskiy, (Tool Library) and Mirriam Adcock, (Zero Waste Scotland) who shared some of their thoughts on the project and the support it has received from the Scottish Government's Climate Challenge Fund and European Regional Development Fund.

The Transition Stirling Tool Library is supported by a grant of £145,241 from the Climate Challenge Fund and includes maximum funding of £48,195 from the European Regional Development Fund. The Climate Challenge Fund is a Scottish Government grants programme, managed and administered by Keep Scotland Beautiful, which provides funding and support for community groups to tackle climate change through community-led projects that reduce carbon emissions.

Repair Cafe in Stirling on 10 February - do you have an item requiring repair?

Transition Stirling invite you to bring a variety of items needing fixing (from small electrical items through to jewellery, clothing and textiles) to their next Repair Cafe. The event takes place on 10 February from 11am - 4pm in the Yoga Tree in Stirling Arcade.

The event is free and open to all on a drop-in basis - no booking is necessary. If you have any queries about the type of items that you can bring or other times that Transition Stirling can help, you can contact them via info@transitionstirling.org.uk

30 January 2018

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