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Wintertime again…

The Time Banks don’t shut any time of the year, but as we come towards Winter we’d like to encourage all our account holders to check on neighbours, especially if there’s likely to be bad weather.

Tell them about the Time Bank and how they can get involved – remember our core values include believing everyone has something to offer, and everyone’s time is of equal value.

If you need any help, do get in touch with your Time Bank Brokers – they’re always willing to help.

No Debt

No debt

Debt? What debt? You don’t even need credits in your time bank account to benefit! Organisations especially – a time bank account isn’t like a financial bank account. Ask us and we’ll explain! read more



Change is inevitable. But we get a free trip round the sun as the seasons change so change isn’t all bad! In fact we think change should be for the better, especially when we’re changing how things are done at … read more

Credit where it’s due

To understand Time Banking fully it’s important to remember these things: You need a new definition of “debt”! In fact it may be simply easier to forget it – if that’s possible.  We’re so caught up in the Capitalist model … read more

What do you call yourself?

We’ve been asking a lot of people what you call yourself (in relation to the Time Bank!!) and it seems you’d like us to STOP calling you members and call you what you are: Time Bank account holders and that you … read more

Shaun’s Story

Shaun is an Action for Children Time Bank account holder in Upper Nithsdale. “At present I am doing 6- 10 hours a week volunteering and get great benefit from it.” read more

Time Banks receive quality mark

We are delighted to announce that the Nithsdale, Stewartry and Annandale and Eskdale Time Banks have received the Timebanking UK Quality Mark™ which is awarded to time banks that adhere to the core values of time banking and operate in such … read more