Selling Donated Books in Aid of Charities

Generous grants provide Bookshop’s new shelves

Kate Howie (left) and Sally Spaven (centre) of the Highland Main Line Community Rail Partnership (HMLCRP) present a cheque for £4500 to Roger Haworth and Bobbie McGraw of Pitlochry Station Bookshop. Other members of the HMLCRP and Bookshop volunteers enjoyed the occasion.

Pitlochry Station Bookshop has been able to replace all its shelving due to a series of generous grants from community groups. The Andie Millar Trust contributed £2500, The Enchanted Forest Community Trust gave £250 and The Highland Main Line Community Rail Partnership came up with an astonishing £4500.

The original shelving had outlived its usefulness and would soon become a safety hazard. The problem was how to finance its replacement since all income from book sales is committed to the Bookshop’s six charities but spot on time, the three local organisations came to the rescue with their generous donations and a team of volunteers worked across the Christmas break to install the new shelving throughout the shop.

The Bookshop volunteer staff are grateful to all contributors and are enjoying the warm approval of visitors for the new shelving. The increased book space also means that contributions to charity should increase further.