Number 6 One-Stop Shop

Number 6 is a service for autistic adults who fit the following criteria: 16 and over, do not have a learning disability and live in the Lothians or the Scottish Borders.

The service is provided by Autism Initiatives UK and was officially launched in June 2005, with the opening of the Number 6 One-Stop Shop.


Number 6 provides free social opportunities and 1-1 advice and support on a range of issues

Anyone interested in using the services at Number 6 should book an initial appointment to meet with Kim Maxwell, who will give you a brief induction to the resources available.


Snooker Competition

10am till 3pm, at the World of Snooker, Corn Exchange. Either meet Stew at Number 6 at 9am and travel by bus to the Corn Exchange; or alternatively meet us at the Corn Exchange at the Corn Exchange at 9:45. 

As always, the tournament will be in the knockout format. The 1st, 2nd, and semi rounds matches will be a one-frame match—the final will be the best of 3 frames. Everyone will be guaranteed a least 2 matches. As for those knocked out in the 1st and 2nd rounds, we will be running a B tournament.

Please contact Stew by email on

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The City Art Centre Autism Friend Session

On February 15th, 11—12, The City Art Centre has kindly invited folk from Number 6 to an autism friendly session. The exhibit 'Songs for Winter' celebrates two artists Charlie Poulsen and Pauline Burbidge who have developed unique work in the Scottish Borders. 

Charlie and Pauline's work 'Songs for Winter' shows the diversity and unity of their word. This year for four days, they have kindly opened their studio Allanbank Mill Steading to the public. 

Jayne from the City Art Centre will take us to see the exhibit. We will then go to the Fergusson Room on the 5th floor for tea and coffee. 

At 2 Market Street, The City Art Centre sits opposite Waverley Station and the Fruitmarket Gallery.

This exhibit is free!

Meet at Number 6 at 10:30!












































2018 RaNaissance Calendars, Reserve your copy now!


The Number 6 2018 RaNaissance calendars are now available to purchase! The 2018 calendar, as well as all the artwork included in it, was designed and created by one of our service users.

Ra’s artwork is developed from the strict use of straight lines – a technique that he mastered in the foothills of the Himalayas. For the first time the 2018 calendars are in glorious colour. Priced at just £5.50, we have a limited run of 40 of these beautiful calendars so don’t delay, contact a member of staff at Hill Street and reserve your copy today!!

Book by Katherine Highland


The book launch has passed but you can still buy the book by local autistic author Katherine Highland—Deferred Sunlight: Illuminating Ways Through the Darker Times. All funds go to the Highland One Stop Shop.

If you would like to read more about the book or to purchase a copy please click on this link to be taken to amazon.