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Volunteer Resource Centre

The Bridge


EH45 8AL

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Peebles CAN is a registered charity.  Charity No SC049387

Welcome to Peebles CAN

FREE home energy checks

Our current CCF project aims to save you energy and money by conducting a simple, FREE energy survey of your home. Our focus is on suggesting simple solutions that will cost little or no money to implement, with no pressure to follow this up. All advice is impartial.

Energy Fair & Exhibition

Come along to our Peebles CAN Energy Fair & Exhibition on Wednesday 29th March 2017 10am-2pm at the Burgh Hall in Peebles.


Peebles CAN is seeking volunteers to help maintain the community garden - and enjoy the delicious produce grown there.

The garden currently receives funding from Impact to support local volunteering opportunities. We are always looking to help new volunteers find their potential through a variety of roles. If you think you have anything to offer, please get in touch.

The community garden also works closely with the local youth group and high school to help young people. The Year of the Young People award supports young people to develop their skills and learn about healthy eating and local produce.

The community garden has launched a new skill sharing project to support people to share their knowledge and explore new interests. For more information please look at the updates on the left of this page.

To find out more please email nichole@peeblescan.org

Skill Share Upcoming Events

Peebles CAN is delivering "skill share" workshops in our yurt at the community garden. 

The skill shares are open to everyone, and are informal sessions to learn new things and share ideas. You can take part as a participant or as a leader - we are always on the look out for people to share what they know. 

Themes for skills sharing events include food, craft, art, IT skills, social media, phone applications, DIY, upcycling, photography, mindfulness - anything at all you are interested in!

Our upcoming Skill Share Events 

Held at the Peebles CAN Community Garden, behind Victoria Park Day Centre on Kingsmeadows Road

Book by email 


Willow weaving

21st February 10-11am

We will be adding to the existing willow structure in the community garden.

Phone photography

28th February 10-11am

A session for beginners to improve your photography skills using your phone.



24th January 1.30pm

A session for beginners to learn more about Instagram

Please see our projects pages for more information on our current and past projects.
Latest News


A Gift for Peebles

We are delighted to have been chosen as the nominated group for A Gift for Peebles. They are kindly gifting us with new gardening equipment to enhance our community garden in Peebles. Thank you very much.

Community Meal

We will be holding a community meal open to everyone on Tuesday 25th Feb from 1.30 - 2.30pm. This is being held in the Tweeddale Youth Club just of the high street.  Hope to see you there.

Digital Workshops

We are holding a six week digital workshop starting on Tuesday 25th Feb at 1.30-2.30pm targeted at beginners who wish to improve their life through increasing their digital skills.  It will cover a whole range of topics tailored to your needs and level of understanding.  The workshops are friendly and informal.  Please register your interest at info@peeblescan.org

Digital Skill shares

We are holding individual skill share sessions each month focusing on digital skills. We hosted a brilliant one on Social Media in December but feel there is much more to learn in this area and we have a brilliant volunteer from Peebles High School on hand to lead a further session on Instagram on Jan 24th - please register your interest at info@peeblescan.org  

If there is any digital topics you would like us to cover in the future then please let us know.  We welcome all and any ideas. 

Thanks to everyone who came to our Ceilidh!!!

Thanks to everyone who came to our Ceilidh, we really hope you all had a fabulous evening dancing the night away.  The night was a huge success and we raised just over £2,000.   We rely on these fundraisers to ensure the sustainability of CAN and we will use this money to help us continue running our projects helping the communities in Peebles and the surrounding areas.

Special thanks to the Peebles Hydro for hosting us and all the businesses who kindly donated prizes for our raffle.

Macdonald Cardrona Hotel, Venture Studios, Eddie McDowell, Barony Castle, Tunnel Trail Run, The Borders Distillery, Bespoke Cycles, Dawyck Botanic Gardens, Peebles Golf Club, Traquair House.


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Community Garden

A learning Environment

Grow Kids Cook Kids

Family Volunteering

Leaven Deli

Community engagement