Sustainable Kirriemuir

To raise awareness of the effects of climate change and support the local community to move to a lower carbon lifestyle.


Current opportunities

To raise awareness of the effects of climate change and support the local community to move to a lower carbon lifestyle. We are planning a series of virtual skill-sharing workshops to support local people to develop their skills in making, mending, upcycling and growing. We are looking for people who are competent in any skill they feel can support the reuse culture and would be happy to film themselves demonstrating one of these skills in their own home or garden to be shared on our social channels (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and our own website). Basic knowledge of how to use a smart phone camera would be necessary for this position and basic video editing skills would be useful but not essential. We are always open to ideas for workshops so if you think you have a useful skill please let us know and we can discuss further. Cost of materials used to carry out the demonstration will be reimbursed.

To raise awareness of the effects of climate change and support the local community to move to a lower carbon lifestyle. We have been running a series of virtual cook-alongs to support and encourage local people to cook with local, seasonal or low carbon footprint ingredients and to help educate on how to prepare food with minimal or no waste. We are looking for people who enjoy cooking healthy food and would be happy to film themselves preparing a meal in their own kitchen to be shared on our social channels (Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and our own website). Basic knowledge of how to use a smart phone camera would be necessary for this position and basic video editing skills would be useful but not essential. We are always open to ideas for recipes so if you have a favourite dish in mind please let us know and we can discuss further. Cost of ingredients to prepare the meal will be reimbursed.

To raise awareness of the effects of climate change and support the local community to move to a lower carbon lifestyle. Gardeners needed to help build and grow! Sustainable Kirriemuir are developing gardens and food growing spots across Kirriemuir. Are you a gorilla gardener? A builder? A hodgepodge-r? An Artist? Are you a gardener at heart and want to learn new skills to grow your own at home? Then please get in touch. We are still at the development/ infrastructure stage so quite a bit of shed building, slab laying, raised bed building, painting and compost moving to begin with, but after that… growing, growing, growing (maybe a bit of weeding too)! Heavy work and light work available. People with ideas about how we can expand in our growing, vertical, indoor, street planters etc are welcome to share and hopefully we can support you in your endeavours. We are also in the process of putting together a seed library with lots of seed envelopes to stamp and label for distribution. If you have any spare space in your greenhouse in the early spring and could foster some seedlings until we can plant outdoors that would be WONDERFUL.

To raise awareness of the effects of climate change and support the local community to move to a lower carbon lifestyle. Are you keen to help us reduce our town’s food and plastic packaging waste? We require a volunteer to help us engage with local households and businesses to begin tackling their waste together. This could include, but is not limited to, helping develop an easy approach to auditing waste safely, forming a positive working relationship with local food businesses and creating a key contacts list of those businesses who are interested in reducing their waste and associated disposal costs. This volunteer may also help develop a waste reduction handbook, and produce engaging social media posts providing the public with hints and tips on reducing food waste. We would love to start a daily Instagram story showing what is available from the reduced section in the Coop. Let’s come together and tackle food waste by reducing, reusing and then recycling!