Blythswood Care lorry collection times

It’s a little early for spring cleaning, but if you are having a clear out and looking for another home for your unwanted goods, do look out for the Blythswood Care Collection at the beginning of March.

The Blythswood Care monthly Collections will take place on Thursday 5th March in Dumfries, Newton Stewart and Stranraer.

The lorry will call at Riverside Car Park, Newton Stewart from 1.00-1.30pm; and Morrison’s, Stranraer from 2.15-2.45pm. Copies of the latest schedule can be requested from 0141 882 0585 or found on the website at There are no longer monthly collections at Moffat, Lockerbie, Annan, Castle Douglas, Kirkcudbright or Glenluce.

The Collection lorry accepts small items of furniture, bric a brac, donated clothing, shoes, books, and foodstuffs. Knitted hats, gloves and scarves are also welcome. All donated items are processed by Blythswood Care. Most are sold in Blythswood Care shops but some may be sent abroad, such as knitted goods. Food in tins or packets is distributed through foodbanks operated by Blythswood. For further information, please go to the website, or contact Hillington depot on 0141 882 0585.

Please note that although the driver will have a smaller Blythswood Care lorry than in the past, there is as much need for donated goods as ever and it is hoped that supporters will make the most of the new arrangements to fill up the lorry and ensure that Blythswood Care can continue to benefit vulnerable children and adults in Europe, Asia and Africa, and to operate food banks and a rehabilitation centre in Scotland.