Scottish scrap wood is funding a Palestinian skate revolution.
Recycled skateboards are raising money to support young skaters in the West Bank.
Skateboarding isn’t something you’d typically associate with Palestine. Limited infrastructure, access to equipment and living in occupied territories throws up barriers beyond the typical skate stoppers, meaning Palestine’s skateboarding community was virtually non-existent, until now.
A stint volunteering in the country as an English teacher in 2006 led skateboarder Charlie Davis to discover that skateboarding was something new to Palestine when taking his board to the streets after class resulted in crowds of kids gathering round.