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The New Broom


The “New Broom Community HUB”  is a sub-project of Ullapool Community Trust. The Trust set up the New Broom in July 2016 as a community shop and community space for volunteering and training. The building was initially rented privately, but a successful bid to the Scottish Land Fund has allowed the Trust to take ownership of the building on behalf of the community. The project has gone from strength to strength and comprises a community charity shop which raises money for the Development Trust. It is also a base for community initiatives, as well as an office space for the UCT and other community non-profit organisations. The HUB is an inclusive place which is open to all and offers a range of services and activities focused around community empowerment and development. The main trading part of the project provides a place for people to recycle there unwanted items and buy an amazing range of second hand items, which varies on a continual basis, the shop also stocks products from other local businesses with a focus on social enterprise, including; Made in Ullapool Candles, Loch Broom Wood Fuels and re-serviced bikes from Barnes bits n Bikes. The Shop is always looking to develop further and we welcome ideas from everyone!