Hebrides Alpha Trading started business in 2007 with the aim of supporting individuals with substance addiction problems, to get back into work.

Our service users really appreciate the opportunity of being part of a busy team, becoming more confident, reliable and committed . By working with us for 2 days each week, they learn a variety of skills which can be transferred to various work settings and they participate in a range of certificated training courses including First Aid, Forklift, Cherry Picker and the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card.

The yard on Rigs Road has seen many industries over the years and we have been working out of here since 2009. It’s great to be at the heart of the industrial part of Stornoway.

Some quotes from service users: ‘The staff have brought laughter back in to my life – better than any medication’. ‘I would recommend Heb Alpha to other people who have addiction problems because being out and about amongst good people doing physical work makes you feel good’. ‘I really love it - it’s absolutely fantastic being out and about. The day passes far too quickly and I can’t believe how soon half past 4 comes round’.