Turning Point Scotland’s social enterprise in Ayr, Rosie’s Retro, is in line for a second award in the space of a month.

The gift shop staff have been nominated for the learning group of the year award for South Ayrshire Council, taking place on the 17th of June at the County buildings in Ayr, with support from the literacy sub group funding.

Rosie’s Retro won an award for innovation at The Adult Learning Impact Awards at The Scottish Parliament in May.

To mark these achievements Rosie’s Retro will be hosting a special celebration day at the shop on Friday 12th June from 1pm lunch provided.

The social enterprise is based in the Kyle Centre in Ayr with studio space which is used for craft, drama and adult learning workshops.

Rosie’s Retro provides workplace opportunities for adults with learning disabilities, with 6 people gaining valuable experience in retail and customer service.

Service manager Julie Anne McGhee said:

“We are absolutely thrilled to have the chance of winning 2 awards this summer, having only opened just over 6 months ago.

The regular customers and staff are really pleased to get this recognition so early on.

We are hoping to see as many people join us to celebrate our achievements this Friday.”


If you would like to send a reporter/photographer along to the celebration event on the 12th of June at the shop please contact:

Marisa Mahood, Communications Manager, Turning Point Scotland

0141 427 9422 marisamahood@turningpointscotland.com