The Edinburgh Tool Library is delighted to be opening a new base, this time as tenants of Tribe Porty, starting on 1st May. Building on the success of engagements based out of Portobello Library, we will be adding additional services to the area. We will have a workshop based around the use of reclaimed materials, a teaching base for repair and skills sharing, as well as another small tool library with extended opening hours. We will also sell items made by the various people we support in our different programmes, and consumables that compliment the tools member can borrow.
The new workspace will become the base for ETL, where we will deliver our Tool Transporter service from, delivering tools and classes to communities across Edinburgh, and supporting these communities to share resources and reduce their carbon footprint.
This has all been made possible by funding from Keep Scotland Beautiful’s Climate Challenge Fund, in conjunction with the European Regional Development Fund.
We are really excited to be part of the Tribe family, as well as part of the vibrant community of Portobello. Let’s get dusty, Porty!
Chris Hellawell Founder & Director
Tribe Women Begins
Tribe Women Enterprise School begins on the 26th April, 6.30-9.30pm. We will be introducing our new enterprise school, our leads, our members and setting intentions and expectations. We have 63 full members of inspiring women. Watch this space – the stories about to be unfolded will be amazing.
8th May National Coworking Day is a chance for people to experience coworking for free for the day across the whole of Scotland as the country’s coworking spaces unify in a collaborative Doors Open Day to showcase the coworking movement in Scotland.
By endurance we conquer. That is how we feel right now. It has been a tough few months but luckily we have a brilliant, local landlord and tenacity on our side.
There will be some changes, some more work to be done but the good news is that we are creating a bigger and even better community here at Tribe Porty. Thank you to all of our supporters, champions and tribes. Good things to come!
Join our Spring Celebrations on the 12th May from 1-4pm in front of Tribe Porty, who has expanded to downstairs and partnered with The Edinburgh Tool Library at 19-21 Windsor Place. We would like to invite the community to help celebrate with us.
On the day- Portobello Timebank (Repair Cafe, facepainting, and more) Corra (live Music) The Edinburgh Tool Library (let’s get building to create a friendly outside space) BEER ZOO (Soft drinks!) Grow Wild (Let’s plant seeds to make our outside space a greener space) Our kind neighbour Kathleen Campbell, one of our kind neighbours will run a Hadeel Stall. Elisabeth will run Violin Doctor Sessions. Alison Hughes will offer Hand massages and maybe a meditation session in the White Hall.
Tribe will also run a BBQ with vegetarian and meat options!
Caroline Madden from the Portobello Natural Health clinic will run free Taster sessions of the Bowen Technique.
Kidzcare and Greenkilt have surprises up their sleeve, and so much more!
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