Starter Kit update

Thank you to everyone who has been in touch about our Starter Kit project – we’ve been in the Nairnshire Telegraph and spreading the word online to reach as many people as possible. Great News – 33 of the first 60 kits are now spoken for! Our thanks goes out again to the National Lottery Community Fund for their flexible funding of our nifty kits…sign up to get yours before we run out! An overview of what you can get in your Green Hive Starter Kit We’re really excited to see how you enjoy your kit – for everyone who…


Our April Newsletter is live!

Find out all about our plans for our 2020 AGM, our new 10 year business plan and our Green Hive Starter Kits here: https://mailchi.mp/608b08ea67d0/green-hives-april-newsletter Subscribe to our newsletter by entering your email address in the bar below to get monthly updates from us!


Green Hive Starter kit

Happy Earth Day!As a local charity focusing on the community and enviroment, we want to do our bit to help you connect to people safely and enjoy fun activities with an enviromental focus.Thanks to the flexible support provided by the National Lottery Community Fund we are pleased to be able to show you all what we have been working on: Introducing the Green Hive Starter Kit Earth day is the perfect day to make a choice to live more sustainably – join us to make 2020 the year for championing creativity and positivity in the face of adversity.Whether you are a…


Life before, during and after lockdown

Our March newsletter has been dispatched! Check it out here – you can also subscribe to future updates from Green Hive on this link.Neil, Andy and Caroline are continuing to work from home and are keen to hear from you – do you have a creative project on your mind that you think we could help you with?Please get in touch with Neil ([email protected]) or Caroline ([email protected]) and let us know what you are doing to keep busy at home.Andy is keen to hear from people who are interested in finding out more about the workshop, would you like to…


COVID-19 Corona virus update, 17th March 2020

Neil Mapes, Manager, Green Hive We are all sending our thoughts and well wishes to everyone who has been impacted by the COVID-19 infection. We hope you, your family, colleagues and friends are all staying safe and doing what you can to keep well in these uncertain times.As an organisation that thrives on volunteer events, we want to let you know about the actions we are taking to prevent the spread of the Corona virus.The COVID-19 (coronavirus) infection has been declared a public health emergency of international concern by the World Health Organisation. The health and wellbeing of our volunteers…


Update from Green Hive

COVID-19 Corona virus updateAs an organisation that thrives on volunteer events, we want to let you know about the actions we are taking to prevent the spread of the Corona virus. Whilst we want everyone to participate in our fantastic events that we have coming up we would ask that if you are showing flu-like symptoms, please follow NHS advice on COVID-19 here: https://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/coronavirus-covid-19 We have hand washing facilities at our Hub in the Links school and our workshop – however if you attend the orchard, the nearest hand washing facility is located in the Nairn Community Centre. As a…


Unique handmade items from waste plastic

Green Hive Workshop is a not for profit community workshop space in Nairn set up by volunteers to facilitate the creative upcycling of waste in the Highlands. We make hand made items from single use plastics, and other waste streams, from items collected and donated around Nairnshire and the Moray Firth. We support a diverse group of volunteers, to learn new skills, build confidence, share conversations, experiences, and support a safe and inclusive workshop environment, focused on making new things from waste.  Our waste plastics project ‘upcycles’ single use plastics into unique hand crafted items that we hope people will…


Workshop Wish List

Andy and the team of volunteers up at the workshop are about to start creating the first clocks on a regular basis, they have a tried and tested method and using your donated plastic they have put together this vibrant prototype – Upcycled spectrum clock from single use plastic.Follow the workshop on Instagram here Our workshop space is almost fully kitted out for recycling HDPE 2 plastic, there are a couple of things left on our wish list below – if you have an item that is on this list and you would like to donate it to Green Hive,…