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.


Latest News

Photography Group Changes

For July we had originally planned to do Macro photography, however unfortunately our volunteer Rebecca is not available on Thursday.

When we had a planning session in January for the rest of the year, we came up with a few backup plans in the event that we could not do what we had planned on any given month. One of the backup plans was to head up to Calton Hill to take some daylight photographs of Arthurs Seat, Edinburgh and the Leith Coastline. If everyone is in agreement we will do this on Thursday.

Meet at Hill Street in the Art Room at 6pm. If anyone wants to discuss this, or has a different idea for this Thursday please do not hesitate to contact Stew.

Saturday Drop-In, 22nd July, Ten Pin Bowling

We have arranged to bowl from 12 - 1pm. Please meet at Number 6 at 11am or at the Corn Exchange at 11.45am. Depending on how many people take part it will cost between 2.50 - 5 pus 1 for shoe hire. We will leave Number 6 at 11.15am to get a bus along to the Corn Exchange.

We will aim to be back at Number 6 by 1.45pm just in time for the pool competition.

Fundraising for Number 6

We are really please to announce that Adam is skydiving to raise money for Number 6. Click on the link below to read his story and to donate. All the best Adam!

Click Here

The Curly Hair Project Workshop

We are excited to announce that the curly hair project will be running 2 workshops at Number 6 on Wednesday 14th June.

If you would like more information Click Here

Unitedsk8s - Autism Friendly Roller Skating Event

Unitedsk8s are planning to host an autism friendly roller skating event in Edinburgh. They have had a few enquiries about an autism friendly event but would like to hear from more of you to guage interest in Edinburgh.

If you are interested or have any questions please contact James at

2017 RaNaissance Calendars, Reserve your copy now!

The Number 6 2017 RaNaissance calendars are now available to purchase! The 2017 calendar, as well as all the artwork included in it, was designed and created by one of our service users.

Ras 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 2017 calendars are in glorious colour. Priced at just 5.50, we have a limited run of 40 of these beautiful calendars so dont 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.

Autism Network Scotland Survey

Autism Network Scotland are currently conducting a survey of autistic people, their families and carers to find out about their awareness and interactions with the Scottish Strategy for Autism and its accompanying website and newsletters.

Please follow this link to find out more information and complete the survey: Click Here