Remake are a community reuse charity based at the Crieff Visitor Centre in Perthshire. We were founded in 2011 and became a registered charity in 2013. Remake aim to support, supply and inspire reuse for the benefit of people and planet.
We do this by running Perthshire’s only Reuse Hub which includes:
Our Scrapstore & Furniture Store - enabling people and businesses to donate unwanted items for reuse and to purchase good quality, second-hand items.
Our Community Tool Library – enabling people to loan a wide range of tools & equipment rather than buying these new.
Repair and Reuse Workshops – supporting people to learn the skills to repair and reuse items themselves.
Second-Hand Bikes - supporting our community to access environmentally friendly travel while also keeping disused bikes out of landfill.
We are located in an industrial unit on the outskirts of Crieff next to the Crieff Visitor Centre. Look for the colourful cow on the grass!
From Stirling direction – Coming into Crieff on the A822 Muthill Road we are located on the left hand side opposite RTS and Brogan Fuels.
From Perth direction – Come into Crieff on the A85 until it becomes the High Street then turn left onto the A822 Burrell Street. Cross the small bridge as it veers left and continue on the A822 until the Crieff Visitor Centre is on the right hand side.
Below are Remake’s store opening hours. Our opening hours have been extended from October 2021 and we are now open on Fridays as well as Thursdays and Saturdays.
Remake Scotland's trustees oversee the management and administration of Remake, defining Remake's strategies and goals as we work towards a more sustainable future. Click on the + icon to read each of the trustees' bios.
Kim has worked in the environmental sector for almost 20 years, originally in environmental education, beginning in 2002. She moved over to the waste sector in 2008 and has been with Zero Waste Scotland for almost eight years now, starting with developing the organisation’s internal environmental management system, then moving to a partnerships role. She now heads the Litter & Flytipping Prevention Team, most recently leading on the development of Scotland’s new National Litter and Flytipping Strategy. She served on WWF-Scotland’s Advisory Council from 2014-2017.
She has a degree in Zoology, and postgraduate diplomas in Outdoor Education and Environmental Management. Kim lives in Craigend, just outside Perth, with her husband, Andy, and golden retriever, Innis. She enjoys gardening and cooking and, as well as renovating their house and garden, has tried her hand at a number of furniture renovation projects.
Ian, a chartered insurer, fellow of the Institute of Leadership and Management and a qualified executive coach, runs the leadership business: www.helptogrow.co.uk After spending many years in the corporate world, during which time he led major teams across the UK, he has had experience in most aspects of running a business. Before leaving full time employment in the corporate world, Ian had a team of over 500 people and was responsible for a budget of £1 billion. He has served on several industry, government and charity boards. Ian attended Crieff High School and has lived in Crieff all his life, despite spending a large part of his working career in London. He is married with two grown-up children.
David is an Independent Financial Adviser who is passionate about the environment. He has run his own business for over 20 years and has had an office in Comrie for 7 years where he relocated to from the Borders in 2015. David’s specialism is in Sustainable and Ethical Investments.
Away from work, David is the Head Coach of Comrie Girls Primary school football. He is also a Pilot and Treasurer of Cycling Without Age, which takes the elderly on rides around the area on a Trishaw.
In his spare time David loves to exercise and is often to be found taking part in endurance sports which include long distance Triathlon.
Alison has been on the Remake Board of Trustees for a number of years now, having joined when she was working full time in the NHS (she is now semi-retired). She worked for the NHS for 35 years prior to her (semi) retirement, in a number of roles both in Scotland and England, with experience of working in other European countries collaborating with colleagues in the EU. Alison has a range of interests - mainly focused on family and home life - and loves to have a bit of time to relax and read, as well as time to get out in the countryside walking her dog. She is passionate about ways to re-use and repurpose all the stuff we accumulate in life, as well as about people. She holds dear the principles of trying to be tolerant of other people who may have very different views from herself and she dislikes "tribalism" in all its forms. She very much enjoys the diversity of people at Remake - staff, volunteers and Trustees - who all bring something unique but who share similar aims and values relating to the Remake world.
Susan has lived in Crieff since 2016 and is originally from Glasgow. She joined the Board in 2021 to expand her knowledge and impact in the sustainability field, which is something close to her heart. Susan is a mindset coach and has been running her coaching business for over 16 years following a successful career with Hilton International. She works with leaders, business owners and teams who are seeking to create more balance in their lives and who are trying to find ways to navigate the increasingly complex and uncertain world. She draws on her experience in the fields of psychology and mindfulness to help her do that. Her passion is to support the evolution of a wellbeing economy and, through the power of people, create a more awake and enlightened world in which everyone and everything can thrive. Being part of Remake and supporting the sustainability agenda is a key part of that. Susan lives in Crieff with her husband, Dan, and they spend most of their free time hill walking in Scotland and in the mountains around the world.
Gillian Toner is an experienced governance and operations professional who has a background that spans several industries including the private, public and not for profit sectors. Throughout her career she has performed roles that were tasked with managing Boards and ensuring best practice business management.
Gillian is currently the Operations, Governance and Compliance Manager at Zero Waste Scotland. Zero Waste Scotland is closely aligned to the mission of Remake Scotland, with a focus on creating a Circular Economy for Scotland.
Gillian holds a Bachelor of Business (Management) from the University of South Australia, has completed the Company Directors Course with the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and holds a Cert IV in Workplace Health & Safety and Diploma in Business Administration. Gillian’s strengths lie in organisational governance, strategic planning, and operational management. She joined the Board of Trustees to add value from a governance and business management perspective and to give back to the community.
Gillian also volunteers as a helper at her local Rainbows Group, which is the junior section of Girl Guides, with the very important remit of empowering young girls to be confident leaders.
Gillian was raised in Australia and has now settled in Perthshire with her husband and children.
Marlous is an experienced project manager and event producer with experience working across the creative industries, festivals, the private sector and third sector across the UK.
Marlous started her career in marketing and events before moving on to international management of theatrical touring productions. From 2013 to 2016 Marlous was the first General Manager for the Edinburgh Mela festival, helping to transform the organisations processes and grow footfall and revenue year-on-year during her time in post.
Since November 2020 Marlous has been the digital project manager for Third Sector Lab working with Cast, Catalyst and organisations across the UK to promote and develop open working for social impact.
A mother of three, freelance graphic designer and a keen crafter and artist, in her limited free time Marlous enjoys drawing, travelling and food.