COVID-19 STATEMENT UPDATED 17 June 2020
Our premises were closed on 23rd March as per Scottish Government instructions. We are missing our customers and our trainees, and look forward to welcoming you back once we are permitted to do so. When we move to Phase 2 and it is confirmed that non-essential shops can open, we will gradually resume our services. This will be on a phased basis, from July (at earliest). We plan to open our Yarns & Crafts shop in Buckie for a few mornings per week. Wool orders can be made through the MRO Yarns & Crafts Facebook page, by sending a private message. Any customer Embroidery orders will be fulfilled by MRO Embroidery staff in Elgin, behind closed doors. The shop will remain closed. Orders will be picked up by arrangement. Our staff will be wearing masks to protect you and we ask that you wear a mask to protect us. Disposable single use masks will be provided at our doors, should you not have your own mask. Hand sanitizer will also be at each door, and we ask that you sanitize your hands on entry and exit. Safe distancing will be observed, follow any one way systems in place. Staff and Volunteers will be on hand to guide you. This is also in preparation for our adults with learning disabilities to be able to return to as safe an environment as we can offer them. Our hours will be subject to change. MRO Recycling is picking up recycling from customers on a fortnightly basis. Please let us know if you have re-opened and require a collection. Follow us on Facebook for regular updates to our services. This statement will also be updated regularly. Many thanks for your patience and collaboration, during these times.
Our goal is to provide a safe and welcoming business environment that strives for excellence while also increasing empowering opportunities and work experience for vulnerable adults in Moray.
Buckie Yarns was the first social enterprise set up by Moray Reach Out.
It is a haberdashery and craft shop that is located on East Church Street, Buckie.
It provides 25 training places in this colourful and creative space.
In Stitches is our most recent project that specializes in personalized embroidery and gifts.
This Elgin High Street shop boasts fun shop windows and a vast online catalogue.
It also provides 25 training opportunities in this shop environment.
Waste Watchers is our recycling team that runs out of our own site in Buckie and also staffs the Moray Council facility in Lossiemouth. Trainees are able to pick up and process recycling around the Moray area. Due to popular demand we offer 50 training places per week at both Buckie and Lossiemouth.
OPPORTUNITIES & SKILLS
- making cards etc.
- window dressing
- helping receive and check stock orders
- handling cash at the till
- serving customers
- Operating machinery
- Processing cans into bales of aluminum and steel
- Processing plastic into bales
- Picking up Recycling
We are always looking for new Social Enterprises to create more opportunities in the Moray area.
Our training places are funded by the Moray Council and we work within the community to achieve the best outcomes for everyone.