Being part of the Community
At St James Quarter, we always give back to the community. For 2023-2025, our charity partners are Edinburgh Women’s Aid and Health in Mind, two incredible charities. Edinburgh Women’s Aid provides support and refuge to women and children affected by domestic abuse, helping over 2,000 women and 250 children each year. And Health in Mind is a leading mental health charity based in Edinburgh with a vision for everyone in Scotland to have positive mental health and wellbeing with high-quality support. We’re very proud to help both charities spread awareness and help raise money for their cause.
Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do. That means the expected, such as managing and reducing our energy use. As well as the unexpected, like encouraging behaviour change for positive environmental action. And, with our robust and collaborative waste management strategy, we currently recycle 100% of our food waste, glass, and dry mixed recycle (DMR). We’re also proud to work with many sustainability champion brands and to curate exciting and creative environmental experiences regularly for our guests.
We now have 7 complimentary refillable water stations throughout the Quarter which save around 200,000 bottles a year – that’s a whole lot of plastic saved which will not end up in our seas and oceans. Bring your reusable flask or bottle and get your fill of our fresh, filtered Scottish water.
All of our water refill stations are also visible on the Refill App.