Newlands Activity Centre

Scottish Borders, United Kingdom

Hosted by Group avatarNewlands Restarters

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands


Join our growing team of Restarter Fixer volunteers or head along with any items which are requiring a repair, an update or an upgrade.

If you have any items you plan to bring along it can be useful to know in advance the make and model numbers of what you have and we can do some homework – drop us a note via email.

In addition to electronics we have repaired and serviced BMX bikes for a local Out Of School Club and would welcome anyone interested in assisting with clothing, textiles or tool repair too.

If you have any items you no longer require and want to come along and swap or pass them on please pay us a visit.

Tea, coffee and cakes are welcome too.


Get directions on Google Maps

Newlands Activity Centre, EH46 7BZ

About the group

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Newlands Restarters

Currently a 'Group' of two with a plan to establish a regular Restart Party hosted by Newlands Community Development Trust here at Newlands Activity Centre in the Scottish Borders.

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.