Recycle Your Old Christmas Cards
Kath is once again encouraging you to recycle and donate your used Christmas cards and support her project to adapt and redesign them into gift tags to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation. She had a huge quantity of used cards donated last year and created nearly 15,000 tags that were distributed to 14 BHF shops, including the Fort William shop and raised well over £1,200 for this very worthwhile charity.
You can bring your old cards to the reception desk at the Alex or to Kath direct at:
119 Lochaber Road,
or Kath can arrange to pick them up. Kath can be contacted at 01397 703689 or at firstname.lastname@example.org .
School social enterprise,looking for old bicycle chains for an upcycling project.
If you have any please drop them off at :
Kinlochleven High School,
Acharacle Primary School-
Acharacle school eco group are looking for 2l plastic bottles for their plastic bottle greenhouse project. If you have any can you please drop them off to:
Acharacle Primary School,
Delicraft & 3WMonkeys
Free coffee grinds!
For all those composters out there in Lochaber, you can ask Delicraft and the cafe they also run at 3Three Wise Monkeys climbing wall for their coffee grinds to add to your heap, they will happily give you them!
Three Wise Monkeys
Tel: 01397 600200
61 High Street
Call 01397 698100
New Start Highland
They take unwanted items such as furniture, kitchen utensils, bicycles & electric items. You can leave items at the Fort William Recycling centre in the New Start container if New Start are closed.
Ben Nevis Industrial Estate
Fort William PH33 6PR
(Closed 12:30-1pm for lunch)
Phone 01397 701624
Acharacle Reuse Shed
They take unwanted furniture, material, books, tools, musical instruments, electrical goods, bikes and any other items suitable for reuse.
Collection and delivery can be arranged, or to drop off goods please contact Acharacle Community Company office (01967 431508) or Robert (07974 898886)
Wednesdays 11.30 – 1.30pm
Saturday 10 – 12 noon.
British Heart Foundation
Donate any unwanted clothing, shoes, accessories, toys & trinkets. Can’t get down to the store why not book a free collection: https://www.bhf.org.uk/shop/donating-goods/free-collection-of-clothes-books-and-more
99 High Street,
Opening times: Mon to Sat 9.30 – 5.00, Sunday 12 – 4.00
Furniture (Please note that mattresses, chairs and sofas should all have a fire label attached with the British Standards code – BS 7177)
Clothing and footwear, handbags and belts
Soft furnishings (bedding, curtains etc)
Food (tins and packets with use by date of at least six months)
CDs, DVD’s, Books and Mobile Phones
In some areas they take prams and bicycles – contact your local depot for clarification. Please note they do not accept TVs or fridges.
Shopping Centre/Glenloy Rd,
Opening Hours: 10am – 4pm
Phone: 01397 701516
Donations of quality clothing and items.
25 High Street
Shop Tel No: 01397 701448
Monday to Saturday, 10am – 4pm
Items you can donate:
- DVDs, CDs, Records
*Please check with your local shop before donating furniture and electrical items as not all of our shops will hold them due to space constraints.
40 High Street
Re- Act Lochaber
Please check their Facebook page for items that they need donated:
Community Tool Share
Organizing a community clean up or gardening day why not contact Fort William Town Team who have a community tool share full of lots of useful tools including litter picks, hoes, spades, shovels and lots more.
Toy library – a whole room full of toys – has been helpful for over three hundred local families and organisations.
Its a simple concept for a nominal £1 administration fee when you first register, you can ‘borrow’ toys from the Toy Library for up to a month at a time. The library has toys for children aged 12 and under, with a special selection for kids with additional needs.
For more information see attached toy library membership form, or get in touch with VAL.
Opening Times: Mon – Fri 9-5pm.
Tel: 01397 706044
The Attic Window
They run craft classes (using recycled felt, wool, fabric & buttons) including how to make rag rugs, patchwork quilts and learning how to knit,sew and felt. Check out their Facebook page for more information on upcoming classes.
If you have any unwanted felt, wool, fabric, clothing, buttons, zips or anything crafty they will happily take it off your hands!
76 High Street
Phone: 07881 840953
Fort William Men’s Shed
Have an item you can’t fix how about bring it along to the local Men’s Shed to see if they can give you a hand?! They have a wide range of tools and expertise among them!
Unit 14 Blar Mor Industrial Estate,
Opening Times: Mon, Wed & Fri :10am -4pm.
Phone: 01397 706182
Bike repair services.
Nevis Cycles Ltd
Inverlochy, Fort William, Inverness-shire PH33 6NG
Open 9:00 to 17:30, 7 days a week, all year round.
Witch’s Trails Hire Shop from the Nevis Range gondola station, open 7 days from late March to October, 09:30am to 17:00