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’s On?

We host a variety of events and groups at the Shrub – click on one of the following to find out more about it!


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

Food Sharing

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

Wee Spoke Hub

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


Creative Up-cycling & Knowledge Building – get inspired.


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




Food Sharing

Wee Spoke Hub


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)



Visit us: 13 Guthrie Street, EH1 1JG

(Between Cowgate and Chambers Street – 5 minutes walk from Waverley Station!)

Call us: 0131 220 1884

Email us:

Shop Open: Tues/Wed/Thurs/Sat 2-7pm

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