granton goes greener

Unfortunately due to the ongoing covid 19 situation we are no longer open to general visits.

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A project run by Granton Parish Church and funded through the Church of Scotland Go For It programme and The Robertson Trust. Working with the local community of Granton to 'Go Greener'. 

Latest News

You can also follow us on our Facebook page for the most up-to-date information on opening times and events.

The project is run by Granton Parish Church – here is the latest news on the project from their site at (note that links go to that site)

Locally made face coverings

One of Granton Goes Greener volunteers has now turned their hands to making face-coverings. With Scottish Government advice now to wear  face-coverings – rather than surgical

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  • “It’s helpful. Enjoy meeting people who come and help people too”
    “It’s great. I’m able to donate  stuff for others as well as sometimes finding things for my family”
    “It’s a good idea. It’s useful to the community”
    “I learned new skills and how to use the sewing machine”

    Sewing Class

  • “Jess was very patient and taught me the basics. Everyone was warm and welcoming”
    “I’d like to have these classes for longer as we need more practice from a professional like our teacher”
    “These were very good classes which make me want to learn more about sewing and mending my own clothes or my children’s clothes”
    “The atmosphere was great – good community spirit”

    Sewing Class

  • “Great teacher. Great venue. Great company”
    “The tutor was very patient!
    “Friendly group”
    “Jess is lovely – a patient tutor. “

    Sewing Class

Find out more and get involved


We’re looking for enthusiastic volunteers! Here at Granton everyone’s gifts are valued and we are looking for  Swap Shop Assistants and Delivery Drivers

Share 'n' Wear

Come along to our clothing Share ‘ n’ Wear event every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday! Bring in clothes you no longer want and take home something new!

Why is the church doing this

We care passionately about God’s world and are motivated by our faith to run this project. 

Matthew 25:35-40 New International Version (NIV)

35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’


Granton Goes Greener is a climate change project run by Granton Parish Church in Edinburgh.

We’re currently not open to general visits due to Coronavirus, but in normal times…..



  • The Clothing Swap Shop is now officially open in Granton Parish Church hall. There are three rails of clothing – one for women’s clothing, one for men’s and one for children’s with baby clothes on a table. The swap shop will be open all the time but will be staffed at the following times: Wednesdays 3-4.30pm, Thursdays 4.30-6pm, Fridays 12-1pm


  • Additionally on Fridays we have bread and other goodies from local bakeries available.


  • This project is about reducing waste - so there is no charge for any of our services. You don't even need to swap clothes - if you see something you like, just weigh it and take it!

Join the project team

We’re looking for enthusiastic people to help us make an impact in reducing the carbon footprint of the local community of Granton.

Just fill out this very simple form and we will contact you about how you can help this amazing project.

swap shop
pick up rescued bread
general help



A combination of lots of donations, restrictions on volunteers being able to sort, and only opening on a referral basis means that we need time to sort through the clothes and get them ready for sharing.

Pop in your email below and we’ll let you know when we are back in action.