This is a corner of the BFS workshop at St Margaret’s House, Edinburgh. Intriguing and amazing things can be found here, many of them built by our Health & Safety Officer and resident maker of awesome stuff, Alan.
Occasionally, Alan escapes from the workshop and makes awesome stuff in other places. Earlier this week, we found him peeling candles. Yes, you read that correctly. Peeling candles.
The used-up candles are waste from Mercat Tours, who work with some of our friends at St Margaret’s House to have the wax recycled instead of being landfilled.
This year, Alan will be processing upwards of 100kg of wax and turning it into all sort of beautiful, useful things for Beltane. There will be new candles of different sizes, fire cans for light and heat, and…
…a temporary light-up mushroom garden on Calton Hill for Beltane night!