Circular Communities Scotland is pleased to announce that our Share and Repair Network has reached the milestone of launching it’s own website.

Visit to explore the site, which is ‘designed to showcase the incredible work our Share and Repair Network members achieve, reducing waste through sharing and repairing projects across the country, and working with and supporting communities to offer sustainable alternatives to buying new. It also explains what sharing and repairing initiatives and behaviours are, how you can get involved, and even has a special members area, full of informative and supportive resources for new and established projects.’

Read the full article in full on the new Share and Repair Network site, or read these excerpts below.

‘Our parent brand, Circular Communities Scotland, announced back in November 2021 that they would be overseeing a nation-wide sharing library and repair café network, a £310,000 project supported by Scottish Government and Zero Waste Scotland. This was announced by Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero Michael Matheson at the WWF Pavilion in the Blue Zone of COP26.

The aim of the network is to significantly increase sharing and repair facilities across the country, in order to reduce consumption and offer Scottish communities sustainable and affordable alternatives to buying new. This aligns directly with Circular Communities Scotland’s vision to see a thriving circular economy in Scotland, with communities benefiting from the social, environmental and economic impacts.’

‘Since this announcement, the network has gone from strength to strength. We have found our Coordinator, Emma Erwin. Emma’s role is to set up and coordinate the network, supporting sharing libraries and repair projects across the country to get set-up and to assist the many amazing projects which already exist to grow their impact and become more financially sustainable. Emma loves to listen to what our members need and find ways to support them through the network.’

‘To support the website launch, we’d love for you to share it on your socials. Link our website and tag Circular Communities Scotland on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn. With your support, we can continue to grow our membership, and establish sharing and repairing as the new norm in Scotland, helping us save you money, tackle climate change and establish a more circular economy.’

Are you a sharing library or repair café in Scotland? Would you like free membership to our Share and Repair Network? Visit our Share and Repair Network website to learn more and join up today.