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Think inside the box with BT’s Adopt a Kiosk scheme

15 September 2023

Think inside the box with BT’s Adopt a Kiosk scheme

Communities across Scotland are being urged by BT to consider taking ownership of old telephone boxes in their area through the Adopt a Kiosk scheme.

Around 550 phone boxes have already been adopted by communities in Scotland for just £1. These phone boxes are now being used for everything from defibrillator storage to community libraries, art galleries and food pantries.

As next year marks 100 years since the original K2 red kiosk was designed by architect Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, BT have announced 162 red boxes are up for grabs within communities. BT continues to provide electricity to power the light for adopted phone boxes, free of charge.

Of the 162 phone boxes still available for adoption, there are 32 in the Scottish Borders, 31 in the Highlands and 24 in Edinburgh.

Any Community Council interested in exploring whether they can adopt a phone box in their area can contact BT to establish if it is available. More information on how the process works can be found on the BT website.