The Trading Corner is a community based social hub and retail outlet. Our retail outlet endeavours to be environmentally friendly and eco friendly as far as possible. We also support local artisans and crafters. For a donation you can hire rooms.
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:
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
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:
If you are needing repairs or alterations to furniture or upholstery there are a number of specialist businesses in the Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire area. Further information on these services are highlighted in the following sites:
Whether it is travelling around the city on buses, using the bus to get around Aberdeenshire or using the train for local and regional services there are many options to reduce the use of a car. Further information on the options available are highlighted in the following sites:
To reduce the expense and environmental impact of unnecessary computer/electronics replacements there are many companies in and around Aberdeen which can assist you where repairs and advice are required. These include:
To reduce the expense and environmental impact of unnecessary home and domestic white goods replacements there are several companies in and around Aberdeen which can assist you where advice on repairs and recycling are required. These include:
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.
Around Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire there are several clubs which are very active in a variety of running pursuits and environments and cater for a range in interests, age and ability. A summary of these is given below:
Around Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire there are several clubs which are very active in a variety of cycling pursuits and environments and cater for a range in interests, age and ability. A summary of these is given below:
Around Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire there are many clubs which are very active in a wide variety of walking pursuits and environments and cater for a range in interests, age and ability. A summary of these is given below:
Blushberry Botanicals was launched in Aberdeen in 2017 and make a range of natural skin-care products and cosmetics which use organic products wherever possible, where packaging is minimised and items are re-used and recycled as far as possible.
In and around Aberdeen there are a number of companies and individual workers specialising in hand-crafted contemporary Scottish jewellery and can provide services such as bespoke designs, re-modelling and manufacture of matching pieces. These include:
A number of companies in and around Aberdeen provide services for a wide range of clothing alterations and customized dress requirements. Advice is also available online to help repair clothing by yourself. Please read on for more information: