A charity shop in Edinburgh is due to re-open after a major makeover, with the help of local councillor and regular customer Susan Rae.


Staff and volunteers at the Barnardo’s Scotland shop  at 26 Crighton Place, one of the oldest  of the charity’s shops, will be joined by local Councillor Susan Rae to cut the ribbon to unveil the new-look shop at 10.00am this morning 27 October 2017.


Julie Duncan, Store Manager, said: “She hopes the improvements to the shop will help them raise more money for the charity’s services in the city which provide support for children and young people with disabilities, and their families and young people leaving care.


The Crighton Place shop has been open since 1983, serving the community of Leith and the city for over three decades.  Janice is encouraging both existing and new customers to drop in and bag some bargains, she added:

“Our shop is well known for good quality and quirky clothes, we would also very much appreciate donations including, shoes, bags and accessories.  You can be assured we’ll find a good home for them and the proceeds will help support our work in the local community.”


Barnardo’s Scotland relies on the income generated from their shops to help support their work. All money raised in their shops goes towards community-based services with children, young people and families in the local area.  Barnardo’s Scotland has over 100 shops across Scotland, to find your local shop visit their website at www.barnardos.org.uk/shops.