In support of the National Autistic Society Scotland, we run a Quiet Hour on the first Wednesday of every month from 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm to assist shoppers who see, hear, or feel the world in a different way. From autism to dementia, this hour is for anyone who prefers a quieter setting within Eastgate.
For the remainder of 2021, a Quiet Hour will take place on Wednesday 6th October, Wednesday 3rd November, and Wednesday 1st December.
What happens during a Quiet Hour?
During each Quiet Hour, there will also be in-store temporary changes such as no music, tannoy announcements, or till beeps. Over 40 participating retailers such as HMV, Lakeland, The Entertainer, Joules, and Superdry have committed to making small adjustments to their stores to help create new opportunities for those who find being out in public spaces difficult. Full details can be found here.