Lothian and Shelter Scotland announce new stock driveLothian's unclaimed lost property will be donated to the charity

Lothian is delighted to announce they will be supporting Shelter Scotland through donating unclaimed lost property to be resold in Shelter Scotland’s network of charity shops. This relationship will generate vital income to help fund the fight for home and support those affected by the housing emergency in Edinburgh.

From Friday 5 April, all unclaimed items which have been within Lothian’s Lost Property department for more than 4 weeks to be re-sold through the Shelter Scotland retail channels. Items being donated will include clothing, such as jackets and jumpers, as well as children’s toys, DVDs and games.

Gaynor Marshall, Communications Director for Lothian, said:

“Lothian is proud to serve local communities across Edinburgh and the Lothians.  With over 2 million customer journeys across our services each week, our lost property department often becomes home to a wide range of items, many of which unfortunately remain unclaimed.

“In line with Lothian’s wider sustainability agenda our new partnership with Shelter Scotland aims to reduce waste and raise funds for an organisation which seeks to end homelessness.”

Becky O’Hagan, Retail Area Manager for Shelter Scotland, said:

“We are really excited about this new relationship with Lothian, these donations will help us raise much needed income to fight the housing emergency here in Scotland.”

This new initiative will ensure that Lothian’s lost property is being recycled back into use, furthering the lifespan of unclaimed lost property.