RePaint Reaches Rural Scotland

Even in the most rural of crags, in the Scottish Highlands, Community RePaint is helping transform the community.

Gledfield Primary School, set in the beautiful and rural surroundings near Loch Migdale, requested help from Community RePaint Highlands with painting their sheds and benches. Our northernmost scheme in the UK, hosted by New Start Highland, was able to offer a cost-effective solution.

Community RePaint Highlands receive surplus paint from a number of paint suppliers and manufacturers. These include popular brands such as Dulux and Johnstones Trade Paint, as well as the Scottish paint specialist, The Paint Shed, who have a chain of seven stores located around Glasgow and Edinburgh.

Due to the volume of reusable paint that this scheme receives, the scheme is able to offer donations of reusable paint to community projects, charities and schools entirely for free.  

Scott Clelland from Community RePaint Highlands said “The school got in touch with us as they needed to paint quite a few things around the place, but had to think of their budget. We were able to help by donating 90 litres of paint to them at no cost.” In this way, our schemes continue to divert paint from waste but also brighten the surroundings of their local communities.

"We always try to help schools and charities as much as possible – it’s important to give back."

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