Update May 2021 – we’re open!

We are so glad that our head office reopened on Monday 26 April and most of our charity shops are have reopened, too.

Click here to find details of your nearest Blythswood shop.

When you visit please continue to follow government guidelines – Hands, Face, Space.

We are pleased to receive your donations of clothes, bric-a-brac and other goods. They are vital as we restart our retail and recycle operation.

Thanks to the generosity of you – our supporters – we have been able to maintain most of our overseas projects as usual through the first four months of 2021. And here at home our Foodbanks continue to operate in Caithness, Tain, Alness, Dingwall, Inverness, Nairn, Aviemore and southeast Edinburgh.

Your support prevents people in crisis in our own communities from going hungry and makes a difference to vulnerable children and adults in Europe, Africa and Asia. You can read what your gifts are achieving here.

As we try to encourage one another in our work, let’s remember where our strength lies. In the words of the prophet Isaiah: But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31)

James Campbell
Chief Executive

COVID-19: March 2021

“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.” Philippians 4:6 NLT

Easier said than done, isn’t it? But it is practical advice. By laying out our concerns before God – and by taking time to give thanks for all the good things that HE has done – we can experience peace even in difficult times.

And we have many reasons to be thankful. Thanks to the ongoing generosity of Blythswood supporters like you we have been able to maintain our overseas projects as usual in January. You can read what your gifts are achieving here Blythswood News 75

We look forward to reopening our charity shops, depots and head office as soon as government regulations allow us to do so. Meanwhile we are working with the Charity Retail Association and Community Resources Network Scotland to produce common guidance regarding the reopening of charity shops.

Your donations of clothes, bric-a-brac and other goods will be important to restart our retail and recycle operation so please keep them for us until our shops reopen.

Blythswood’s Foodbanks continue to operate in Caithness, Tain, Alness, Dingwall, Inverness, Nairn, Aviemore and southeast Edinburgh. Your support prevents vulnerable people in our own communities from going hungry.

As some of our staff continue to work from home, you can contact us during normal office hours. Call 01349 830777 or email info@blythswod.org.

James Campbell
Chief Executive