WOODEN robots are being hidden around Glasgow… and eagle-eyed shoppers who spot one could win a prize.

Handmade by artists from artistic duo Fisherrow Reflections, no less than 50 of the 12 inch figures have been crafted from wooden fixings and scattered around the city to commemorate the launch of The Clydeside Collective’s first branch. 

Opening its doors in the St Enoch Centre, the store will offer artwork made from recycled material, accessories and environmentally friendly products as part of the collective’s campaign for sustainability. 

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Sara Thomson from The Clydeside Collective believes the competition will help challenge our view on the “throwaway mentality.” She said: “Our resident artists are unbelievably talented when it comes to envisioning new uses for old items.

“We hope these reimagined robots capture the attention of Glasgow locals.”

The lucky finders will receive 10% off any purchase in the new shop (as long as you bring the robot along!) and be in with a chance of winning the top prize of an even bigger robot. 

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To enter the prize draw, all you need to do is find one of the distinctive figures and upload a photograph to social media, tagging The Clydeside Collective.

The collective brings together artists committed to reusing, recycling, reclaiming and reselling items, the new branch sees materials that might otherwise go to landfill reimagined into unlikely new uses.

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Current examples include their lamp range, which features a box brownie, trombone and blowtorch amongst the upcycled items in the designs.

Anne Ledgerwood from the St Enoch Centre praised the competition and said the centre is “proud to welcome” the collective. She added: “As well as an impressive range of stunning one-off designs made from recycled materials. The Collective is also focussed on campaigning for sustainability which has never been more important as the city looks ahead to welcoming Cop26 later this year.”

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In addition to selling goods, the store will host events and workshops, plus a business mentorship programme.

The branch builds on the success of The Leith Collective in Edinburgh, which was recognised as the UK’s first ever single-use plastic-free shop of its nature.

Customers can find the new store close to the shopping centre’s Buchanan Street entrance and it will be open from 10am to 5pm daily.