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 and supporters is our utmost priority and as such we have taken the decision to advise that all of our community activities events are being cancelled for March and April.
We will be monitoring the guidance on COVID-19 closely, working with local partners to support local people and will be issuing further updates as and when the situation changes. If you have any questions about any of our work or would like to help us in these uncertain times please get in touch – firstname.lastname@example.org
Andy is keen to hear from people who are interested in finding out more about the workshop, would you like to volunteer up at the workshop once we’re up and running again? Or maybe you want to know what we have planned in for our Enterprise projects, you can get in touch with Andy by email at email@example.com
We will continue to keep everyone updated on what we are up to, we are closely monitoring government guidelines and working on ways to stay in touch with you all in the coming days and weeks.
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 lot of our events take place in outdoor settings, please take into account the weather and any underlying health issues. Safety of our participants and volunteers is paramount to Green Hive so we may need to cancel events at short notice, if this happens we will update our website and social media to keep you all informed with volunteers being notified by phone call or email if nescessary.
The Scottish Government has advised that events with over 500 people attending should be cancelled however we are continuing with our planned events for the moment and we will continue to follow the advice issued by the WHO and UK government and update all of our members and volunteers on any changes.
Thank you for understanding and we hope to see you soon!
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 enjoy for many years. Each clock is handmade by one of our volunteers. The variety of salvaged waste plastic we collect, means the colour mix of each clock is completely unique.
All profits from sales of our waste plastic items goes back into supporting Green Hive Workshop and other environmental projects in Nairnshire.
For more information on supporting Green Hive Workshop –
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 –
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, get in touch with Andy by email or pop in to the workshop on Thursdays between 11am – 5pm
Workshop Wish List 2.0
Working Electric Oven (ideally under 2.2KW) fitted or freestanding
Magnification Lamp (desktop size)
Kitchen sink (stainless steel)
Some indoor plants for the workshop
Roll of Vinyl Floor covering to cover an area 2.5m x 2.5m
Anyone living in the postcode area IV12 can join NRE and have their say.
Anyone, aged 16 and over, can become a member of Nairn River Enterprise.
It is both a Company Limited by Guarantee and a charity, so any surplus must be ploughed back into running services.
People who join up do not have to pay anything. No member will have ANY financial liability except for £1 should NRE go bust.
A Board of Directors elected at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) oversee things on members behalf.