Category: Success Stories

Lamb for St Andrews

Move aside haggis!  A campaign has been launched to name lamb as Scotland’s national dish for St. Andrew’s day on the 30th of November. NFU Scotland, the Institute of Auctioneers and Appraisers and NSA Scotland will be working together to make this happen. While restrictions mean that a public event would not be safe, the […]

Meet Mary: The Voice Behind Meet Beanie

Throughout lockdown, a long-term customer of The Usual Place, became a published writer!  Mary Carberry, who’s son volunteers at The Usual Place, published Meet Beanie, a collection of poems inspired by her friends’ cat. Since becoming available for purchase, Mary’s book has travelled across the world from Australia, to France, to Spain, to Japan and […]

Our Voices: Amy’s Research Role

Amy Wright, the Chairperson of our Board of Directors, has secured a new role as a research intern to Jeremy Balfour, an MSP for the Lothian region. Amy applied for this role through Inclusion Scotland, an organisation which represents disabled people and has a mission to achieve positive change through policy and practise. Amy’s new […]

Morgan’s SCLD Award

Morgan, who has been with us for four years, has left on a high note having been awarded SCLD’s Skills and Learning Award. Morgan is one of our many success stories – first coming to us as a trainee before being officially taken on as a member of staff. Morgan has always had an interest […]

Our Voices: James’ Album Cover

One of our trainees, James, has created an album cover for the Utah-based ukelele band The Naked Waiters!  This cover will be used for digital copies of the album, which released on the 19th of August. James first met The Naked Waiters in 2018, while volunteering at the Ukelele Festival of Scotland, and once more […]