The Shrub Swap and Reuse Hub is Edinburgh’s hub for creative reuse. In 2013 we became the UK’s first student-led cooperative and in just a few short years the Shrub has grown from an idea into an exciting community hub for sustainable living.


What we do

We host a huge variety of events and groups at the Shrub. Find out more about what we do by clicking on the icons below.


Swap, Buy & Earn goods to save carbon through creating a circular economy.
Open every Tues, Wed, Thurs & Sat 2-7pm


Creative Up-cycling & Knowledge Building – get inspired.

Wee Spoke Hub

Learn, Fix, Ride!
A free & friendly repair & maintenance workshop for bicycle beginners.

Food Sharing

Share your excess food & collect excess food from local businesses: join the food revolution now!


Watch, Learn, Act! Free films every other Thursday, 7pm.


We are aiming to save 200 tonnes of carbon in total this year, here’s how we’re doing so far:

Textiles and Shoes
Ceramics and Glass


Get Involved

Become a member, volunteer or sign up to our newsletter!

Join our mailing list!  

 If you want to stay updated with all the latest news and events at the Shrub, hit subscribe and we will send you a monthly newsletter with all the information you’ll need. 



Become a member from £10/year!  

Click here to find out about all the advantages of becoming a member of the Shrub!

Pay online, and use the Order ID to fill out the form we will send you via email after your payment has been confirmed.

Buy Membership


Sign up to be a volunteer!

Volunteers make the Shrub happen.
Apply for one of our volunteer roles to help shape the co-op’s future, get experience, join the community and meet new people!
(Snacks provided)


Work with us!

We’re looking for a Project Coordinator to run our Swap Shop. This job share role is 21hrs per week and paid at £27,000 pro rata, until March 2018.

Work With us