Why have a second hand shop?

A second hand shop gives people the opportunity to donate unwanted goods, thereby cutting down on waste going to land fill.

It also provides an opportunity for people to purchase pre-loved goods, thereby cutting down on consumer demand for new products.


What do we do on Coll?

RecyColl's second-hand shop was created within the group's 15 month Climate Challenge Fund project, which started in January 2014.

Part of the project's remit was to create a shop within the old village hall, thereby cutting down on waste going to landfill from the island and providing a focal point for group activities.  Later plans include provision of a workshop space and a repair section.

An information section also provides news on RecyColl's activities - from beach cleans to glass imploding - and clever tips on how to reduce your energy bills.

When the shop was being set up, a great number of clothes hangers and rails were donated by islanders, with the shelving being bought from a disused shop in Duror and the glass cabinet and clothes stand from a store in Faslane.

How can I get involved?

If you would like to volunteer at the Old Hall, please contact Juliet on 01879230520 or speak to staff at the shop. Flexible hours available, as well as volunteer discount and plentiful cups of tea! 

Come along and enjoy a good rummage in our vast selection of goodies - from furniture to books, clothes and DVDs, we have it all!

Bring along your donations of pre loved goods.  For a full list of items we can accept, please click here [link in process, thank you for your patience]

if you have items to donate outside shop hours, you can leave them, bagged, in the metal bin at the side of the shop door. The bags are collected by shop staff and goods sorted. If you do NOT want your goods to be sold on-island, please mark the bag accordingly!