Circular Communities Scotland is delighted to welcome a new member of staff to our team.

Emma Erwin joins us as our new Sharing and Repair Network Coordinator. With Emma’s support, Circular Communities Scotland is looking forward to setting up and overseeing the nation-wide sharing library and repair café network, a £310,000 project, supported by Scottish Government and Zero Waste Scotland. The Sharing and Repair Network aims 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. We are delighted to add Emma, who has a fantastic background in sharing, repair and reuse, to our already thriving team.

Emma says:

“I couldn’t be more excited about joining Circular Communities Scotland, especially in a role focusing on the areas I’m most passionate about- sharing and repairing! My last position was as Project Manager at Transition Stirling while we established a tool library, repair café and repair service among a variety of other circular economy projects. Before that I’ve worked in roles that included lending orchard equipment, bikes and even actual books in a normal library.

Having seen first-hand the impact these projects can have, not only on reducing carbon emissions, but also to our community gaining valuable repair skills and access to the tools and equipment they need, I firmly believe we need to see similar projects in every town. I can’t wait to work with our partners and with groups up and down Scotland who are making amazing things happen, so that we can support sharing libraries and repair cafes to thrive.”

If you are a local community organisation already running a sharing or repair facility for your area who isn’t already a member of Circular Communities Scotland, or if you are a community group, charity or social enterprise interested in setting one up in Scotland, we would love to hear from you. Email to be introduced to Emma and our team, access support and find out more.