Craigmillar & Niddrie Community Festival

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Hosted by Group avatarRepair Cafe Edinburgh

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands


The Edinburgh Tool Library and Repair Cafe Edinburgh are pleased to announce our first ever repair event!

At our stall at the Craigmillar & Niddrie Community Festival, you’ll be able to get advice and guidance to help you repair your broken electrical items. Or, just stop by to see how others are doing the same!

Volunteers from the tool library will also be on hand to answer any questions you have about the UK’s first and biggest tool lending service.

To manage demand we kindly request you book one of the available time slots, here:


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Wauchope Avenue, Edinburgh, UK

About the group

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Repair Cafe Edinburgh

A new group starting in Edinburgh in 2022, we will host regular repair events in spaces across the capital where people can get help to fix their broken things.

Group Stats




hours volunteered


parties thrown


waste prevented


CO2 emission prevented

Restart Party Do’s and Don’ts


  • Check if your device is still within warranty, you may be eligible for a free repair, replacement or a refund. (Which? helps in the UK).
  • Take responsibility for your device and your data. Our volunteers are here to help you learn to fix your gadget, not to provide a free repair service. Get involved!
  • Backup your data. We can’t be responsible for your cat pics, so please back up your device before you come. (Of course you already do this once a month, right?)
  • Charge up your device and bring all leads.
  • Get in touch with organisers if you have any questions about whether a fix is possible.


  • Assume repairs will be successful. We help fix over half of devices at our events. Even if your repair is unsuccessful, you will learn about your device and why it failed.
  • Expect us to have spare parts. But we can help you source them. Often people visit twice: first we’ll help diagnose the fault, then you source the spare part, and on your return we’ll help you do a replacement.
  • Attempt a mobile screen repair just to save money. DIY mobile screen repair is a learning opportunity first and foremost. Please see our advice page first.
  • Bring a microwave.