Roost Auction

Custom Lane, Leith, Edinburgh


After a year of Roost Project activity – bird design workshops and 3D Printing, Craigroyston School’s design competitions, ‘Pimp Your Roost’ with 200 birdhouses turned into a creative plethora of bird homes  – finally there was the Roost Auction!


Roost Auction took place at Custom Lane in Leith with 100 of the birdhouses up for the taking. 50 were in a blind bid and 50 in the live bid. Birdhouses were aon put them on display for several days before the auction.


The Roost Team of local Muirhouse people were on hand to sign out auction paddles and help buyers with the auction process. There was lots of tension in the room as bidders fought for their favorite birdhouses, prices going higher and higher, with much oo-ing and clapping for the winners. Roost birdhouses were given to the winning bids with notes on ‘best birdhouse practice’ for placing the birdhouses along with hanging brackets. All monies went back to craft and creative groups based at North Edinburgh Arts. Over £1500 was raised!