Jedburgh schools furniture and equipment reuse offer as Council supports Pass it on Week

Pass it on Week

Published: Thursday, 19th March 2020

Hundreds of pieces of furniture and equipment from schools in Jedburgh are being made available for re-use.

Update - Thursday 19 March

The Jedburgh schools furniture/equipment project viewing session at Jedburgh Primary (Howdenburn) has been moved back to Saturday 21 March from 9am-12noon.

The Jedburgh Grammar viewing morning for Jedburgh community groups will still take place on Saturday 21 March from 9am-12noon.

Due to the Coronavirus response, we are aiming to limit the number of people attending at one time so all respondents to the note of interest have been contacted via email to pick a viewing slot during the morning. Those attending are also asked to follow national guidance regarding regularly washing hands with soap and hot water or using a sanitiser gel.

Please remember these sessions are for viewing only and no claims or reservation for specific items will be taken on the viewing days.

Updated timetable

Viewing days



Day and time

Jedburgh community groups

Jedburgh Grammar

Saturday 21 March, 9am-12noon

Borders-wide groups and members of the public

Jedburgh Grammar

Saturday 28 March, 9am-12noon

All groups and members of the public

Jedburgh Primary (formerly Howdenburn)

Saturday 21 March, 9am to 12noon

Select and Collect days

All groups

Jedburgh Grammar and Jedburgh Primary (formerly Howdenburn)

Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 April, 9am-4pm both days

What is this project about?

With children set to move to the new Jedburgh Grammar Campus next month, a variety of items from the current Grammar School and Jedburgh Primary will soon be surplus to requirements at the new community facility.

Instead of the furniture and equipment being thrown out and increasing the local carbon footprint, both schools and ourselves are offering the items up to community groups and members of the public.

Items on offer include:

  • chairs and desks of various sizes and type
  • lockers
  • cabinets
  • noticeboards
  • shelfing
  • plastic trays
  • tall stools
  • drawer units
  • benches
  • woodwork machinery
  • PE equipment

Anyone interested in picking up any items are asked to complete a very short note of interest form by Thursday 19 March.   

After schools in the Scottish Borders have identified any items they would like, local community groups followed by members of the public will be able to view the furniture and equipment.

Select and Collect days will then be held for these groups and individuals to pick up the items they wish to reuse. Transport is not available for any items being collected.

Jedburgh Grammar Campus

Jedburgh Grammar Campus is set to open this spring and will offer significant educational and wellbeing benefits for children, young people, families and the wider community in one location.

Facilities include:

  • modern classrooms
  • rural skills area
  • flexible hall space for multiple activities
  • sports facilities

More information on the Campus is available.

Councillor Sandy Aitchison, Chair of the new Sustainable Development Committee

“Pass it on Week is dedicated to encouraging people to get involved in re-use activity of all shapes and sizes, including swapping, repairing, upcycling or buying second hand.

“Through offering furniture from the Grammar School and Howdenburn Primary, we are contributing to the circular economy, which is vital to reducing our carbon footprint and emissions.

“We hope as many of these items of furniture can be reused in whatever way possible and would encourage Borderers to get involved in Pass it on Week to help save themselves money and the environment.”

Councillor Gordon Edgar, Energy Efficiency Champion

“We all need to think more about the circular economy and conserving existing resources is one of the easiest ways to make a difference.

“This is a great initiative with the items on offer from Jedburgh Grammar and Primary schools ideal for reusing in various ways.”

Councillor Carol Hamilton, Executive Member for Children and Young People

“Jedburgh Grammar currently has an eco-committee who are doing some great work in the school, such as the creation of a re-use station for pupils and staff to donate items they no longer need but do not want to throw out.

“We hope as many community groups and members of the public will take the opportunity to collect an item they might need from the two schools.

“We are all looking forward to the opening of the new Jedburgh Grammar Campus and the various new, modern facilities it will offer the community in one location.”

Further information

  • Images are available on our Flickr page.
  • Pass it on Week is Scotland's annual celebration of re-use - whether it's swapping, donating, sharing or repairing to help make things last.