It’s spooky season, and with Halloween just around the corner, the Share and Repair Network is proud to promote the amazing work happening across the country to provide community focused, sustainable and circular ways to celebrate this year. There are lots of ways to get involved with share and repair over Halloween to reduce your consumption and environmental footprint, from buying pre-loved clothes, to getting old decorations fixed at your local repair café.
Do you have any repairs needing done to your decorations? There are repair cafes both in Stirling and East Linton this Saturday 29th October.
Looking to borrow a costume? Make Do and Grow (Glasgow) and Transition Stirling’s Reuse Hub have some costumes to rent. Alternatively, you can buy a pre-loved one one for your children and toddlers from Merry-Go-Round Glasgow.
Merry Go Round Glasgow
Some of our share and repair members are getting into the spirit of the season holding an apple day at Transition Town Forres and lending apple presses and other equipment at Transition St Andrews and Transition Stirling. Why not make some real homemade apple juice to mull for hanging around outdoors while children go guising or to watch the fireworks?
Transition Town Forres
Get crafty with our members Make do and Grow and Transition Stirling’s Stirling Reuse Hub which are both holding children friendly Halloween craft sessions over the weekend.
Make Do and Grow
Stirling Reuse Hub
Lots of our members have handmade, sustainable trinkets and decorations for sale, too, such as General Store Selkirk which is selling some beautiful Halloween themed knick-knacks in its shop. The proceeds from the shop go to support its repair project.
General Store Selkirk
Remember, if you’re going to make a spooky Halloween display, consider using your local tool library to borrow the tools. Whatever you’re up to this Halloween, there’s always a way to think more sustainably, saving the planet, and your purse. Find out what’s happening near you with our members map of sharing libraries and repair projects across Scotland.