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MRO Timeline

Moray Reach Out is Born

1st December 1996

The organisation originated through a group of parents and carers who wanted to increase opportunities for adults with learning disabilities. Buckie Yarns a haberdashery and wool shop opened in Buckie, Moray.

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New Wool Shop in Elgin opened

14th December 1999

A second haberdashery and wool shop opened in Elgin, providing training and work experience in a retail setting.

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Buckie Waste Watchers welcomed on board

14th December 2000

In partnership with Moray Council, Moray Reach Out developed a steel and used beverage cans (UBC) aluminium-recycling operation in Buckie called Waste Watchers.

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Moray Reach Out is Incorporated

23rd January 2001

Waste Watchers expands

23rd January 2002

Waste Watchers expands to plastic, providing a van collection service to over 140 business customers across Moray.

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Waste Watchers Lossiemouth

4th April 2013

Due to popular demand, Waste Watchers opens a recycling centre in Lossiemouth in collaboration with the Moray Council.

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Wool Shop in Elgin Becomes In Stitches

1st November 2014

The wool shop in Elgin expands to In Stitches specialising in personalised embroidery for gifts, work wear and corporate wear.

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Looking to the Future

1st January 2017

Moray Reach Out is continuing to provide 134 training places for vulnerable adults in the Moray area. We are always looking for new business ventures and opportunities for our trainees.

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