Festive Feelings


2020 is drawing to a close - and our plans for 2021 are in full swing.


We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has supported and helped Green Hive thrive, despite the challenges facing us all.


Our amazing group of volunteers have outdone themselves this year - they stepped up to the challenges of the lockdown and took part in our starter kit project - growing their own veggies, recycling waste fabric into amazing creations, tackling a growing litter problem with litter picking kits and keeping the community orchard tidy, as well as producing amazing items at our Green Hive workshop and donating loads of useful plastic and fabric for us to repurpose.


No reward could be big enough, and we are so glad that we received the Queens Award - proving what we already knew, that our volunteers are the best that Nairn has to offer!


Our Board of Directors, including our four new board members - Jane, Peter, Kath and Sean, provided amazing support to our staff continuously throughout 2020 and enabled us to grow and flourish as a community organisation - it's difficult to put into words just how much hard work our Directors do behind the scenes to support Green Hive and our goals and we are so lucky to have such a proactive and inspiring board - thank you from the Green Hive staff to Simon, Eve, Stephen, Alastair, Jane, Peter, Kath and Sean.


We also want to say THANK YOU to everyone we worked with this year - our webinar speakers who gave such fantastic talks -

Mandy Barker - Artist & Photographer

Joan Darcy & Julien Moreau - Plastic@Bay, Durness

Julia Barton - Visual Artist

Jen Jones - Galapagos Conservation Trust, Galapagos Archipelago

Brian Gibb - Common Good Food

Julian Thompson - Shared Assets

Stephen Wiseman - N4H

Karen Muller - Scottish Invasive Species Initiative (SISI), Deveron, Bogie & Isla Rivers Charitable Trust

Val Waite and Andrew Binnie - Arran Eco Savvy


Our webinars this year really helped broaden our horizons and we hope you enjoyed them too

You can watch all of our webinars and video updates on our youtube channel here

We also want to say thank you to the amazing businesses and organisations we have worked with this year to help deliver our starter kit projects, webinars and amazing products from our workshop - we couldn't have done it without you!


Nairn Community Transport

Greens Nurseries Nairn

Nature4Health

Keeping Nairnshire Colourful

Gordon Shearer Plant Hire

CRNS - Community Resource Network Scotland

TCV - The Conservation Volunteers

HTSI - Highland Third Sector Interface

Nairn Academy

Edinburgh University Business School

Manchester Bike Hire

SUStrans Inverness

Arran Eco Savvy

Blythswood depot

The Nairnshire Telegraph

MacGregors Industrial Supplies

Nairn BID

Helping Hand Environmental

Bikespokes

Zero Waste Scotland

Highland Council Nairn Councillors


We would not have been able to deliver such a diverse and interactive range of community projects and activities if it weren't also for the amazing support of our funders - throughout 2020 our funders have provided financial and staff support along with much-needed flexibility and openness in helping Green Hive achieve our goals - thank you, for all that you do to support us and other social sector organisations across the country!


Highland Council

Impact Funding Partners

Local Energy Scotland

National Lottery Community Fund

Pebble Trust

Rank Foundation

Scottish Government

Scottish Police Authority

Tesco Groundwork UK

The Davidson Charitable Trust

Zero Waste Scotland


We are always looking out for new funders, new organisational partners and new individuals who want to financially support our work as well as volunteering time and resources. Do please share this email with one other person or organisation who might be interested in supporting our work next year.


And finally, we want to thank you!


It's been a tough year for everyone, but your contributions, your enthusiasm; your hope, has been a guiding light for us in 2020.

Thanks to you and the Community of Nairn, Green Hive has overcome all the challenges we faced and has grown and thrived, preparing to do more than ever in 2021 and the years to come to make Happier People and Happier Places in Nairnshire.


From everyone at Green Hive - thank you and Merry Christmas



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