Yesterday I visited Move On Wood Recycling, in Granton on the invitation of Cathy, a fellow volunteer at Water of Leith Conservation Trust who also volunteers at Move ON.
Before I went there though I took the opportunity to drop some old video tapes in to People Know How at Crewe Toll (on the way to Move On) as they have just launched an initiative to use old VHS videos to make furniture and other items. You can read about this here. I had originally thought I might be able to use some old video tapes in crafty ways but it wasn't to be so I was glad to find somewhere local to take them.
I then walked all the way to Granton Waterfront as I was early for my meeting at Move On.
candle holders and pencil stands
and this wonderful unit decorated with piano keys
Edited to add - you can see the completed piano seaton the Move On Facebook page here.
Many of the products are for sale in the Move On office. You can find out more here.
Move On offers plenty of opportunities for volunteers, who can become involved in any aspect of the business. The organisation also offers an eight week employability course for young people aged 16-21 years
old who are interested in gaining skills and qualifications in a wood
After a cup of tea, Cathy and I walked over to Silverknowes Park where she showed me the willow arches that local volunteers have made
Cathy also showed me a mysterious little shrine that has been built by a local man, which is very pretty but a little odd, especially as trees seem to have been chopped back around the shrine.