The Oban Times - - Districts -

CLADICH’S vil­lage phone box has been given a fresh coat of paint and a new lease of life, thanks to res­i­dents who want to re­store its place as a com­mu­nity icon.

The bright-red for­mer BT box is now a tiny shop, sell­ing home bak­ing, cards and paint­ings.

It will open daily for the sum­mer sea­son.

Sit­u­ated in a scenic spot in the Loch Awe-side ham­let, the out- of-use landmark cap­tured the imag­i­na­tion of lo­cal friends Holly Ford, Bron Camp­bell and Hi­lary Ol­la­son.

‘ We de­cided that sell­ing cakes from the phone box would be a way to bring it back to life, in­volve the com­mu­nity and make an in­ter­est­ing and dif­fer­ent place to stop in Cladich,’ said Holly.

The phone box was ob­tained for com­mu­nity use through BT’s ‘Adopt a Kiosk’ scheme, which aims to find new uses for clas­sic phone boxes.

For more, go to face­­call­box.

Holly Ford, Bron Camp­bell and Hi­lary Ol­la­son.

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