Running since 1999, Magpie, formerly known as The Boxroom, sells second-hand furniture and household goods, addressing the 'throw-away' society in which we live. We directly divert and reduce the amount of waste going to land-fill, by selling on good quality goods to the public. Magpie is about being environmentally friendly - we enable the re-use of unwanted furniture and other household goods.
Magpie is a social enterprise run by Aberdeenshire Voluntary Action (AVA), who work with voluntary groups across Aberdeenshire. AVA are one of 32 Third Sector Interfaces in Scotland and exist to support and represent local voluntary sector organisations by offering a range of services for both new and established groups. Find out more about the work of AVA here.
The Crow's Nest
Magpie operates at the Crow’s Nest Waste and Recycling Centre off Raemoir Road in Banchory. Our volunteers onsite encourage members of the public not to throw valuable household items away but instead to donate them to the Magpie container. The container at the Crow’s Nest is available for reusable goods to be donated in even if volunteers are not on site.