Making a Positive Change

There are local organisations committed to providing information on improving lifestyle sustainability.  There are also more and more organisations locally and globally committed to addressing the climate emergency and providing a more sustainable world for future generations. You can lend them support and help is always appreciated in whatever way you can.  A summary of these is given below:

Deeside ReFill

Get your eco-friendly household and personal cleaning products from Deeside ReFill and help minimise environmental impact and single-use plastics.   Our Log Cabin is open as follows:

Mon 4.30 to 7.30pm

Fri 9.30 – 1.00pm

Sat 10.00 -12.00noon.

Also at Torphins Market on Wednesday 10.00 – 2.00pm



Kincardine Rd/Inchley Terrace

Torphins AB31 4GH



Crafts Workshop

Waste not, want not!  Learn how to transform things you would normally throw away into beautiful arts and crafts at the ‘Trash to Treasures’ workshop.  This is a free weekly event, although the community centre gratefully accepts donations.
Address: Old Torry Community Centre
                 2 Abbey Pl, Aberdeen AB11 9QH

Hours:  7PM – 9PM every Tuesday

Phone: 01224 894925

Up-cycling and Repair

Up-cycling and repair workshops are being run on Deeside every 3 weeks, meeting at Number One in Banchory.  These are organised by Deeside Climate Action Network, and for live details of timing and workshop themes refer to the following site:

A very helpful resource for clothing repairs and alterations, which includes useful mending instructions and accompanying videos is:

Repair What You Wear





Nature and the Outdoors

There are a wealth of outdoor pursuits and nature interests within convenient reach of Aberdeen and in Aberdeenshire.  The surrounding countryside and coastline provides superb opportunities including organised walking routes, cycling routes and nature trails.  There are also nature reserves and farms which provide a great day out for all the family.

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