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Green Hive Growth!

Our staff have been busy bees during these sunny months

Caroline and Neil have put together a wee video for you to update you on our progress so far and to provide you with an overview of our business plan, we hope you enjoy! Let us know your feedback

We have had a super busy June - some highlights included:

  • The fantastic news that we received the Queens Award for Voluntary Service

  • We successfully broadcasted the first ever Highland Ocean Plastics Webinar, which brought together experts in the field of marine plastic pollution from all over Scotland to educate and inspire people to take positive local action to stop plastic pollution.

  • Our bespoke litter picking kits have made their way out into the community - helping to tackle the growing litter problem in Nairn's green spaces, thanks to funding from the National Lottery Communities Fund, we were able to create 10 litter picking kits. We would love to be able to create more kits for the community in the coming months.

  • Andy has been very busy at the Green Hive workshop - working hard to make our space at Balmakeith a creative space with 2m distancing in place. We will be getting in touch with our workshop volunteers shortly to start a phased return to our plastic recycling and we will be trialing a booking system for donation drop-offs of your HDPE and LDPE plastic.

You can check out all the detail in our monthly newsletter here

Meet up with us on Friday the 10th of July on Zoom from 3pm - 4pm to catch up with Neil, Andy and Caroline - bring your own bourbons!

Help us grow!

Our AGM on the 20th of August is fast approaching

Residents of Nairnshire (IV12 postcode) community can sign up for free to become a Green Hive member - allowing you to vote and put forward motions in our AGM relating to our future plans, our direction and the way in which we operate.

Direct input from the community is absolutely vital to Green Hive as an organisation because it allows us to take positive relevant action to local environmental issues.

If you are already a member, you will shortly be receiving an invitation to attend our AGM, including details on the venue, layout and set up of the event - designed to allow you to participate safely.

Go a step further - Join our Board of Trustees

There's never been a more exciting time to join our board!

As a member of Green Hive, you can apply to join our Board of Trustees giving you a direct say in the long term and short term operational approach of Green Hive.

Who we would like to recruit As the organisation is growing and developing rapidly, we are keen to recruit trustees with particular experience and expertise in sales, marketing, e-commerce and legal but look forward to hearing from a wide variety of interested individuals to ensure we remain an inclusive community organisation.

Why you should join our board This is a very exciting time to join the Green Hive Board; with an upgraded website -now supporting an online shop, our pioneering Starter Kit project scaling up - successfully improving our local impact in the Nairn community and our Green Hive Workshop at a pivotal stage of our enterprise development. We have three staff including our new Green Hive Manager - Neil Mapes and a new ten-year business plan on our website which outlines our roadmap to becoming a local exemplar on environmental issues - you can view and download our business plan here and Neil gives you an overview in the video above.

Sign me up!

Here's how you can apply to join our Board

  • Board members are unpaid and are voluntary roles, with reasonable expenses reimbursed.

  • It is expected that they will require a time commitment of up to 2 days per month.

  • For further information and a Recruitment Pack please contact Simon Noble, Chair via 07766 237312 and email

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