Donations Update

We are taking donations from 2nd July, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 9-3pm only.

At the moment, we can only accept:

• HARD goods that can be easily cleaned such as small electrical items, pots/pans, dinner plates, bowls, side plates, mugs and drinking glasses, food, unopened & sealed toiletry and cleaning items. Please do NOT bring us any other kitchen items.
Due to limited space in our warehouse, we cannot accept any other kitchen items and do not accept bric-a-brac. For health and safety reasons relating to space and storage of items, we will unfortunately have to turn people away with items that are not specified above.

• We will NOT be able to accept any soft furnishing such as bedding, towels, curtains or other items at this time due to Covid-19 restrictions
• On delivery of donations we will ask that items are placed outside the front of the warehouse, the buzzer should be pressed then the person delivering items should step back 2 metres so a staff member can open the door and place the items in a cage for a period of quarantine
If you are unsure about the items you would like to donate, please email us on and we will be able to advise.

Thank you all for your ongoing support during these challenging times.

Welcome to Fresh Start. If you’ve heard about us because you’ve recently moved into a new tenancy after being homeless, please get in touch with us to hear how we can help you.

We can provide support with decorating, a cooker, employment support, cooking classes and growing space volunteering – just call us on 0131 476 7741 or email for more information.