Thank You

The Usual Place would like to thank the Lord-Lieutenants for the beautiful card that they have recently sent us! We received a card from Lord-Lieutenants Aileen Brewis, Patsy Gilroy and Fiona Armstrong.  This was sent to local businesses in praise of community resilience, innovation, collaboration and selflessness during extraordinary and challenging times. Our hand-written message, […]

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 […]

The Brilliance of People

The turn of the decade in the 1990s brought with it a time for change, as the Disability Civil Rights Movement grew.  Increasingly, disabled people wanted a voice of their own when decisions were made over their lives and were becoming more confident in speaking about the discrimination they faced daily. The message was similar […]