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08 December 2021Employability Orkney's Successes over the past year


Employability Orkney's Successes over the past year

We have helped 7 staff members move on to further education or in to mainstream employment in the past 11 months.

Click here for a peedie reminder of their success stories.

Thank you to shop and van assistants old and new for all their hard work over the past year. With all the change they have not complained and worked together to make the shop such a positive environment.

We have received fantastic feedback from customers, and you guys all deserve to know how much we appreciate all you do, and we know you will all go on to do great things

We also want to say a HUGE thank you to our volunteers as we honestly could not have got through the past year without you. They are the unsung heroes behind our charity and truly deserve to be recognised for all they do within our organisation.

02 December 2021Employability Orkney's Latest Newsletter

01 December 2021Exciting New Opportunity - Van & Warehouse Supervisor

29 November 2021Success Story - Scott

Success Story - Scott

Last month you got to hear a bit about our retail assistant Scott and this month we are saying goodbye as he moves on to his new exciting chapter.

Scott joined our team in August right in the middle of all our renovations and changes within the shop. He was a fab addition to our team, and worked well with all staff. Scott helped the new retail staff learn the ropes and was a great team player.

Everyone at Employability Orkney wishes you all the luck for your future, please come and visit - Ian may need some tech support.

Click here to hear what Scott had to say about his time at EO.

26 November 2021Black Friday Sale - 26/11/2021

Black Friday Sale - One Day Only

We have up to 50% off a great selection of items.

Pop down and pick up a bargain today.

22 November 2021First Live Auction

First Live Auction

We have a GORGEOUS vintage high back chair that has been lovingly reupholstered by a member of our team, using all recycled, reclaimed and donated fabric and materials.

If you want to be cosy in this chair over Christmas it's time to get bidding.

Bids can be placed in store or by PM.

We will be updating you all with the price as bids come in.

Bidding closes on Saturday 4th of December.

Good Luck and Happy Bidding

Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates on the bidding!!!

15 November 2021AGM

We hosted our AGM on Friday the 12th of November. It was nice to get everyone together again after such a challenging year.

Our Board Members continue to work behind the scenes to make sure this charity can continue to provide these valuable services to our local community. Our dedicated team have really put everything in to making what should have been an extremely difficult year in to one of our most rewarding yet.

We have been overwhelmed by the support we have received and we hope to continue this in to 2022. If you would like to have a look at our annual report please click the link below.

Annual Report 2020-2021

13 November 2021World Kindness Day

World Kindness Day

The purpose of World Kindness Day, is to help everyone understand that compassion for others is what binds us all together. The smallest act of kindness can do more than you know.

So today at Restart Orkney we will be handing out little acts of kindness to our customers as a thank you and to show how much we appreciate you. 

Be Kind

09 November 2021New Starts

New Starts

We ask our new starts what they want to gain from their time at Employability Orkney. This is what the newest member of our team wants to achieve whilst she is here.

You will not always see her around the shop but you will all appreciate the fantastic job she is doing. She joined our team a month ago to help us with cleaning and housekeeping and is doing an amazing job.

Thank you for all your hard work.

09 November 2021Meet our Kickstarters - Drew Hourston

Meet our Kickstarters - Drew Hourston


So yesterday we introduced you to Scott, today it is Drew's turn.


Drew and Scott joined our team at the same time and have been a great addition.


Click here to hear more about Drew.

08 November 2021Happy Anniversary Employability Orkney

Yesterday the 7th of November Employability Orkney has been a registered charity for 16 years!


Over that time many things have changed but the one thing that has stayed the same throughout and that is our ethos.


So many people have walked through our doors with one thing in common, that they have the desire to get in to mainstream employment.


Our team may have changed quite a lot through this time but the desire to help individuals reach their true potential has stayed the same.


Happy Anniversary Employability Orkney, long may it continue!

08 November 2021Meet our Kickstarters - Scott Stewart


Meet our Kickstarters - Scott Stewart


If you have been in to Restart Orkney over the past couple of months you would have been greeted by the fabulous new members of our team


So we thought it was about time you got to know some of them a bit better.


To read more about Scott click here. 

04 November 2021β„πŸŽ„πŸŽ…The elves have been really busy in our Glam Tin Shed.πŸŽ…πŸŽ„β„

β„πŸŽ„πŸŽ…The elves have been

really busy in our Glam Tin


What do you think?

Click here to see our

festive video

02 November 2021Employability Orkney's Latest Newsletter

01 November 2021Success Story - Jude

Jude came to Restart Orkney a few years ago as a volunteer. He was hardworking and determined to get in to employment. He got a job at the Stronsay Recycling Plant but his contract ended during the pandemic.


Jude was offered a position at Restart Orkney as a retail assistant and this made him more determined to become more independent and move to Kirkwall.


Jude was a massive help while he worked at EO. He would take on any challenge and helped everyone. He was a joy to have around the place.


Good luck and Thank you for all your hard work. Don't be a stranger.


Click here to view Jude's interview.

01 November 2021Silent Auction - 01/11/2021 to 06/11/2021

Silent Auction

We thought it was about time we had another silent auction.


We have a lovely selection of items up for grabs.


Bids can be placed in the shop or by PM on social media.


Bids have to be in by 4pm on Saturday 6th of November.


Click here to view all the fabulous items on our Facebook page.


Good Luck and Happy Bidding

30 October 2021Halloween Boo-nus - Saturday 30th October - ONE DAY ONLY

πŸ§ΉπŸ‘»Halloween Boo-nusπŸ‘»πŸ§Ή
Saturday 30th October

25% off ALL furniture!!!

For one day only!!!

This deal will lift your spirits πŸ‘»

25 October 2021Monster Mayhem - Monday 25th October to Friday 29th October

Monster Mayhem


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


Restart Reads

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

"a book is a dream you hold in your hand".

27 September 2021Urgent Donations Needed

Urgent Donations Needed

We are urgently looking for donations of;

Double Beds

Double Mattresses

Washing Machines



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!!!

Click here to view our customer fabby projects

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