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 […]

The Cupcake Competition

Even during the lockdown, it was very important for our trainees to continue developing and learning their skills and training at home. All trainees were invited to attend weekly check-ins via Zoom, the video-calling app used by many businesses during this unprecedented age.  During these virtual meetings, trainees not only had the opportunity to communicate […]

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 […]

We are Open!

Despite changes in many areas, from our operating hours to the way customers must now enter the building, The Usual Place is once more able to open it’s doors to our customers. We would first like to thank our customers for their continued support throughout these unprecedented times.  We know that our opening has been […]

You are Invited!

After spending 3 years at The Usual Place, training and honing her skills, Meg has gone on to become a successful business woman in her own right with her cafe, Megalicious. This cafe will serve bakes, treats and soups which are all entirely gluten free and, where possible, made with fair-trade and organic ingredients. Megalicious […]

School Cohort’s End of Placement

Last Week, school pupils Alex, Sofi, Bethany and Ubayd completed their work placement at The Usual Place. The pupils have spent several weeks at The Usual Place, learning every facet of our organisation from front of house and the shop to the kitchen. This week, Bethany and Alex were part of our front of house […]