Keeping you up to date with the latest news and promotions at Restart Orkney
25 October 2021Monster Mayhem - Monday 25th October to Friday 29th October
Monday 25th October to Friday 29th October
10% off ALL furniture.
This deal is fa-BOO-lous!!!
17 October 2021SPOOKTACULAR SALE - Monday 18th October - Saturday 23rd October
Monday 18th October - Saturday 23rd October
Any items with a pumpkin on has 25% off the marked price.
13 October 2021Annual General Meeting - Friday 12th November at 1pm
Members and prospective members are cordially invited to our AGM on Friday the 12th of November 2021 at 1.00pm in the MacGillivray Room, Orkney Library & Archive.
If you wish to find out more about our small local charity and have a blether with some of our team come along.
It would be much appreciated if you could let us know if you are able to attend.
11 October 2021Small Electricals - Buy One Get One Half Price
Small Electricals - Buy One Get One Half Price
Buy one get one half price on all our small electricals this week at Restart Orkney.
Pop down and grab a bargain, these prices will shock you!!!
06 October 2021Latest Newsletter
04 October 2021Witchy Wardrobe Sale
Witchy Wardrobe Sale
Monday 4th October to Saturday 9th October
All wardrobes are half price this week at Restart Orkney.
This deal will have you under our spell.
01 October 2021Restart Reads - Now Open
We are very happy to announce that the new and improved Restart Reads is open for business.
Our huge selection of books deserved to have a better display. So here it is.
Pop down and have a browse and grab yourself a book that will whisk you away to another land, as they say
27 September 2021Urgent Donations Needed
Urgent Donations Needed
We are urgently looking for donations of;
If you or anyone you know may be able to help you can phone 879 777 or PM us on Facebook to book in your free collection or you can drop them off to Restart Orkney.
Your furniture donations go a long way in helping furnish a new home for someone in need.
25 September 2021International Wee of Happiness at Work
International Week of Happiness at Work
Did you know that from the 20th of September to the 26th of September was International Week of Happiness at Work? Don't worry either did we.
Well I did a bit of research in to this week and then I thought this was a brilliant thing to promote. We spend a lot of our time at work after all. All employers should aim to help and support their employees so they are happy, as when you are happy, you are healthier, more vital, more cheerful, more social and more successful.
So during this week we asked our staff what makes them happy at work. It was lovely to hear such positive things from all our team.
Here are some of the happy quotes from our team.
24 September 2021Recycle Week - 20th September to 26th September
Recycle Week - 20th Sept - 26th Sept
As part of our ethos we always like to promote Recycle Week at Restart Orkney and this year was no different.
We showcased the fabulous upcycling projects from our fantastic Restart Orkney customers and also posted different crafty and upcycling ideas to help give some inspiration. Showing that second hand doesn't mean second best!!!
Below you will see some of our ideas and a link to view our customers projects.
Keep an eye on our social media pages to view more upcycling ideas and also great pieces of furniture that you could change from drab to fab!!!
31 August 2021Employability Orkney's Latest Newsletter
30 August 2021Introducing our new Van And Warehouse Supervisor Darren Dalrymple
Introducing our new Van And Warehouse Supervisor Darren Dalrymple
Our new Van and Warehouse Supervisor Darren Dalrymple joined our team on Monday 30th of August.
Great News - this mean our van will be running Monday to Friday.
You will be hearing more about Darren once he has settled in to the busy world of EO!
30 August 2021Young Person's Guarantee Support Worker - Eleanor Davison
Meet Eleanor who has recently joined our team here at Employability Orkney!
Here is a little more about her and this new role.
My name is Eleanor and I have recently joined Employability Orkney as a Youth Support Worker. I am working in partnership with OIC’s Community Learning and Development team to deliver the Young Person’s Guarantee scheme in Orkney.
The Young Person’s Guarantee is a government scheme to help support all young people between the ages of 16 – 24, who are not currently in education or employment, to access opportunities to take their next steps. This could be anything that is a positive step for them, so it may be continuing with education and gaining qualifications, gaining some experience through volunteering, training or an apprenticeship, taking part in our group programmes to build skills, or entering employment.
My last job was as events and communications officer with RSPB Scotland which was a great and varied job and really helped me to learn a lot about wildlife and nature here in Orkney, but I am really pleased to be starting this new job! I have previously worked with young people, and also in the employability field, so this new role is a great combination of both of these things for me!
Outside of work my interests include birdwatching and getting out for lots of walks with my pet dog, Sherlock – he keeps me busy and active! I swim in the sea all year round which I really love, and I am currently learning more about the night sky as I also love the clear skies we often get in Orkney and watching the stars and the northern lights. I regularly go South to visit my partner and family who live in Aberdeenshire, and often go on camping trips with my partner while I am down so that I can get out in the trees and mountains that I miss being up here in Orkney!
I am really looking forward to supporting lots of young people and working with many local organisations to create opportunities for them.
30 August 2021New Opening Hours
We are excited to announce our new opening hours
We are delighted to be back open on Saturday's and we will will also be opening earlier and closing later to cover all our customers needs.
We can't thank you all enough for the support during these strange times.
27 August 2021Social Media
13 August 2021WEEE Update
Hey folks, we thought it was about time we gave you a peedie update on the progress of the Waste from Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) project.
We are delighted with how much has been collected and reused so far - that's all thanks to you, so a big thank you for making the effort to clear out your unwanted electrical items.
Just to give you a picture of just how much we have collected. It is the equivalent weight of.
1644 Average House Cats
Please continue to support this initiative and remember, anything with a plug, battery or cable can be reused or recycled!
You can drop it off to Restart Orkney or Hatston Recycling Centre or you can give us a ring on 879 777 to book in your free collection.
09 August 2021Employability Orkney's Latest Newsletter
06 August 2021We don't have just one success story this week we have two!!!
We dont have just one success story this week we have two!!!
Calum was employed as a van assistant through the Kickstart scheme. Calum has been a massive help on our very busy van. He never complained and just got on with whatever he was asked to do. Thank you for all your hard work Calum.
Calum is heading down to Inverness College later on this month.
Good luck with everything in the future and make sure you come and visit.
Eilidh was employed as a retail assistant through the Kickstart scheme. Eilidh was a fabulous member of our team, she took on every challenge we set her. She will be a huge miss to both our staff and customers.
Eilidh has moved in to a job at The Orkney Hotel.
Good luck with everything in the future and don't be a stranger.
02 August 2021Closed for Refurbishment
Employability Orkney / Restart Orkney will be closed on Monday 2nd of August for reburbishment. We aim to be open again later on in the week but please keep an eye on our social media for further updates.
Sorry for any inconvenience.