How to find us

Cowdenbeath Refurbishment Centre

Unit Manager: Rob Isbister

Phone: 01383 511704  

Address: Unit 3, Block 4, Woodend Industrial Estate, Cowdenbeath, Fife  KY4 8HW

Opening times: Tuesday and Thursday 10am to 3pm.  

To find your nearest volunteer collector please use the post code checker on the  Donate Tools  page.

How to donate tools

Tools can be donated in person at the above address, or we can collect them from you.  Please note Scotland only collects a limited range of tools.  They are:


  • Sewing Machines (Electric and Manual)

  • Knitting Machines

  • Haberdashery items

  • Carpentry tools

  • Mechanics' tools

  • Electricians' tools

  • Plumbers' tools

  • Builders' tools

  • Power tools (hand held)

  • Computers


You can download our special Scotland Tools Wanted list here


What we do

We are TWAM's first specialist tool assembly centre.  With the support of our team of volunteer collectors across Scotland we collect, refurbish and sort into trade kits all the tools on the list above.  We have volunteers who work on hand tools and power tools, and we also PAT test all electrical items which we send out. We can service and restore sewing machines, and also have an IT department which handles computers.

Because we send all our tool kits to the distribution centre in Ipswich by commercial pallet we have to limited the tools we accept and collect to ones that can easily and economically be transported.

Volunteer with us

We have 10 volunteers who work in the unit at Cowdenbeath. There are also collectors all over Scotland who feed us with tools. We are always looking for more volunteers whether that is for working on tools, computers or sewing machines.  We could also do with an electrician.

We are looking for volunteers to join us at the refurbishment centre to help with a wide variety of tasks.  Please visit our dedicated volunteer website for details:

Tools with a Mission

2 Bailey Close, Hadleigh Road Industrial Estate, Ipswich, IP2 0UD

Tel: 01473 210220      Email:

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Charity no: 1104903 (England & Wales) SCO44069 (Scotland).  

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