|A few weeks ago the clothes bank disappeared from Kinlochbervie without any warning.|
|The clothes bank has been well-supported by people in Kinlochbervie and the surrounding area for a long time and helped to raise funds for charity by recycling unwanted textiles.|
The Community Council and our local Councillor, Hugh Morrison, made enquiries and it turns out that the clothes bank was operated by a private company, Nathan's Wastesavers, and that they had decided (unilaterally) that it was no longer profitable for them to operate the clothes bank in Kinlochbervie.
More than this, they decided to take the clothes banks out of all of the communities in North West Sutherland where they'd been operating them: Bettyhill, Durness, Kinlochbervie, Lochinver, Rosehall, Scourie, and Tongue.
No notice was given that the clothes banks were going to be withdrawn, despite Highland Council having asked for this. Yah! Boo! Nathan's!
Fortunately, another organisation has stepped into the breach. You can now drop off textiles for recycling at the container by the Advice Centre at Kinlochbervie Harbour where Blythswood will collect them. This is also the home of Home Aid where Tommy will accept your unwanted household goods and furniture.
Remember that unwanted clothes can also be taken to the high school where they will be collected by Blythswood periodically.