Our trainees have been busy in the kitchen this morning making some lovely traybakes. Bronwyn was happy to show you all what she has made. Why not pop in and get a mid-week treat?

Global Handwashing Day

Today is #GlobalHandWashingDay. At The Usual Place, one of the first things our trainees learn is the importance of handwashing and cleanliness to prevent the spread of illnesses such as the flu and food poisoning.

Oasis Youth Centre Community Cafe

A FREE community cafe will be open at Oasis Youth Centre between 1pm and 3pm on Friday 25th October. This is being run as part of the Royal Horticultural Society’s Big Soup Share and the RHS Campaign for School Gardening. Soups served on the day will be made from ingredients from the Oasis Garden.  You […]


What a good way to start the morning!  We are celebrating with Bronwyn as she has successfully completed her Hospitality Services SVQ. Bronwyn has worked incredibly hard to achieve the underpinning knowledge elements for gaining this qualification, and today she has been presented with her certificate by Tony Budde, our Chef Assessor. Well done Bronwyn!

Magazine Feature

The Usual Place has been featured in Wooden Spoon’s Sportsnews magazine for Autumn/Winter 2019! Wooden Spoon Scotland is a charity which uses rugby as a means to change children’s lives by funding over 70 projects from community programmes to specialist playgrounds to medical treatment and sensory rooms. The Usual Place’s kitchen, which provides our young […]

October Tea Dance

Our monthly Tea Dance will take place on Friday 18th October from 2pm until 4pm. At this popular dance, you will be given a choice of tea and coffee as well as a selection of sandwiches and traybakes and can dance to John Caskie and William McRobert Tickets cost £3.00 and are available for purchase […]

Latest Developments in Supporting Disabled People

Today the CEO and COO of The Usual Place have gone to London for an important seminar on the latest developments in supporting disabled students. At The Usual Place, we understand the value of UK wide connections to improve and deliver education for disabled people.  We work hard every day to ease transitions into a […]

Additional Support for Learning Review

Our families and young people often comment on the positive and negative experiences of navigating additional support for learning in primary and secondary school and in particular around transitions. Here is an opportunity for people to comment and help shape future development which will create a more equal society. Please do contribute and share with […]

Free Fruit Friday

As winners of the Healthy Living Award 2018, we at The Usual Place understand the importance of a healthy and balanced diet. That’s why we offer a free piece of fruit to customers and staff every Friday. Why not pop in and get yours along with your lunch?

SQA Star Award

The Usual Place has been nominated for an SQA Star Award! This award recognises commitment, achievement and innovation in Scottish education and training.  We are proud to have been shortlisted for this highly commended award and look forward to attending the ceremony in Glasgow on Friday 15th November. Check back soon to see what award […]