Moray Reach Out Yarns & Crafts
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.
Yarns & Crafts (Buckie Yarns) is a fantastic wool and haberdashery shop at 23 East Church Street, Buckie. We stock a wide range of quality wool, excellent range of buttons, ribbon and basic items for quilters and patchwork plus many other haberdashery items.
Our trainees have an opportunity to work and learn in the shop within a safe and supportive environment. They are able to learn skills associated with retail, from a training programme aimed at their individual needs, and some specific skills such as health and safety, money skills and window dressing.
We are also very lucky to have very supportive volunteers and relief staff who are keen to help others and who are happy to share their knowledge to help our trainees and customers.
Our AimsTo promote positive attitudes towards adults with a learning disability.
To have the opportunity to life long learning.
To break down barriers to training.
To develop team working and interpersonal skills, thus gaining self-confidence and self-esteem.
What do we do?
Promote the recognition and needs of people with learning disabilities.
Develop new opportunities to enable people with disabilities to participate fully in community life.
Provide a forum for people with learning disabilities and their representatives, parents and carers.
Assist in identifying further needs and issues which fall outside the Statutory Bodies' responsibilities.
"I like coming to Yarns & Crafts. I helped in the shop with the customers and my knitting and stocking up shelves. I like getting messages helping other people. I like putting the wool out. I am making a pin cushion. I need a bit of help to the way to do different cross stitch. I like coming here tidying up before I go home. I like my jobs. I get 35B bus Elgin to Buckie and get the 35A bus on the way home."