Exciting new Training & Recycling Centre on the way...

Current premises, at the end of the rainbow.

Diggers on site!


Cothrom Directors, Staff, Learners and in particular the Nursery children were delighted to welcome contractors D. MacDonald & Co on site at Ormiclate. Monday 7th March marked the start of a nine month build process which will result in a brand new furniture and textile recycling facility for Cothrom Ltd in South Uist

The ReStore project will move from its current premises in Bornish into a building with lots of extra storage space, a range of different workshops and a much larger shop. The development will provide not only additional space but double the number of training places and apprenticeships for young people, as well as additional opportunities for work experience.

Barbara MacDonald, Manager thanked the funders for their interest in Cothrom and this exciting project. The cost of development, £961,990 has been fully funded by The Big Lottery, Scottish Government Regeneration Capital Grants Fund, Highlands and Islands Enterprise, Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, LandAid, SnBM Community
Fund and The Western Isles Development Trust


architect's vision of new ReStore

Architect's vision of the new training and recycling centre



Steady progress being made...

March 2016 - Marking out the foundation

April 2016 - Concreting base


May 2016 - Kit ready on site


May 2016 - Building is taking place

June 2016 - Roof beams in place

June 2016 - We've got a roof!


June 2016 - First external wall complete

August 2016 - First windows fitted

August 2016 - Complete with beautiful heather-colour cladding

All of this could not have been possible without our funders, thank you very much.

Instant updates on our Check out our Facebook page for more recent pictures of the building work. The interior of the building is really starting to take shape.

While you shop

Cothrom ReStore is signed up to Easyfundraising which will donate a percentage of your online purchases from eligible retailers to us. 

This does not cost you anything extra but can make a difference to the ReStore project.

Setting up an account couldn't be simpler, and it's free so happy shopping!

Just click on the Easyfundraising link above