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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

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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.

205 Labradors


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.

Click here to video Calum's Interview

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.

Click here to view Eilidh's interview


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.


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13 July 2021Dont Dump Your Old Electricals, Donate Them!!!

Do you have old electricals cluttering up your cupboards?

Don't dump them, donate them.

You can recycle your old electricals by dropping them off at our shop or at the Hatston Recycling Centre or give us a ring on 879 777 to book in your free collection.

12 July 2021You never know what you will find at Restart Orkney!!!

It is always worth popping in to Restart Orkney to see what treasure you can find.

New stock comes in daily.



We have this lovely garden chair handmade by the Community Payback Team

Just £40

You will have to be quick this will not be around for long.

Click here to view on our Facebook page

07 July 2021Silent Auction - Ends Saturday 10th of July

🌼🌸Silent Auction🌸🌼

We have four fab items up for grabs.

Pop in to the shop for a closer look

If you would like more photos give us a PM on Facebook.

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

Bids have to be in by 12 noon on Saturday 10th of July.

Good luck and happy bidding. 😊

Lot 1. Funky space saving desk

Lot 2. Super cute peedie rocking chair - Just 23.5" high
Lot 3. Full size fiddle
Lot 4. Miyashima Glorious Flute with case

Link to Facebook page


We are delighted to let all our fabulous customers know we are open on Saturday 3rd of July 9am to 1pm.

Pop down and say hi and see what treasures you can find.

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