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The Story of SHRUB

SHRUB was started in 2008 as a response to the throwaway culture that had developed at Edinburgh University with so many students having to buy new things at the start of the academic year, and then being unable to take these things home with them when the year was over. A group of students and EUAS staff felt this to be a regrettable waste of valuable resource and so decided to set up a 'freeshop', where incoming students could take things during Freshers' Week, that were discarded by students who had left the university earlier that year.

SHRUB was established as a not for profit company limited by guarantee in March 2013. As of November 2018, we are registered as a Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO), meaning we have charitable status.

A community events in our vegan cafe
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