Community Charity Shop closes
A COMMUNITY shop that has raised more than £ 500,000 in the seven years it has been in operation will close its doors for the last time next week.
MacQueen Bros Charitable Trust’s Community Charity Shop has been given until July 29 to vacate the premises on Oban’s North Pier.
This is so the pier can be upgraded to include pontoons and various public facilities.
Graham MacQueen, one of the directors of MacQueen Bros, said: ‘ We are very grateful to Argyll and Bute Council for giving us this place free of charge.
‘It’s been a hugely powerful partnership with MacQueen Bros, Argyll and Bute Council and the volunteers.
‘It’s a great service for the community and the shop will be sadly missed by people from Lewis to Iona and all the spaces in between.
‘It’s been a great asset to people wanting to furnish their house for a lost cost.’
Anne MacDonald, a volunteer at the shop, said: ‘I am very sad.
‘ We are all going to miss it very much.
‘I loved working in the shop. There were 16 of us working there and we all worked well together.’
MacQueen Bros Charitable Trust will continue to raise money for the community through the sale of furniture from the MacQueen’s warehouse on Glengallan Road.
Some of the volunteers and Graham MacQueen gather for a photograph outside of the well-known charity shop.