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

We’re closed 11th—16th December for essential maintenance. We sincerely apologise for the inconvenience, but it’s for a good cause—we’re getting central heating installed!

Due of this, some of the groups NOT RUNNING are Book Group, Quiz Night and LDG.

Though the building at Number 6 will be shut, we are however running some activities between 11th—16th December.

  11th December—Borders Cinema Group, run by Graeme.

  12th December—Snooker, 5—8pm, World of Snooker, Corn Exchange.

  13th December—5-a-Side Football, 4:30—5:30pm, World of Football, Corn Exchange.

  14th December—Cinema: StarWars The Last Jedi (Cineworld). Film showing at 12:20. Meet at Number 6 for 11:30 and we'll bus in together, or meet us at Cineworld Fountain Park in the cinema lobby for 12 noon. Watch Facebook for possible updates.

  15th December—Edinburgh Christmas Market. Meet at Number 6 Cafe, 12 noon. We’ll walk the Christmas market for an hour or so, have lunch at the stalls, and then be left to our own devices.

  16th December—Glasgow Christmas Market and Transport Museum. Meet at 10am at WHSmith in Waverley Railway Station. Train tickets to Glasgow are around £12 return. More details will be posted on Facebook closer to the time.

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.

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 2017 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.