A pop-up charity shop raising funds for the National Autistic Society Scotland is to open its doors for one week only in Broughty Ferry.
Stocking a range of clothes, shoes, books, DVDs and other donated items, the shop aims to raise essential funds for the charity’s Dundee and Angus branch, a volunteer hub that organises activities and offers advice in the local community.
Located at 39 Gray Street, the pop-up shop is the very first of its kind for the charity, and will be staffed by a team of dedicated volunteers between 10am and 4pm from Saturday 3 to Saturday 10 March.

Martin Gordon is the volunteer chair of the Dundee and Angus branch. He said: “My late grandmother was a regular contributor to our branch. 
“When she became ill, she told me that once she passed, I was to sell her possessions and donate the money raised to our branch.
“Her eight year old grandson Cameron is autistic and she saw first-hand the difference which the activities and support our branch offers makes to autistic people and their families in Dundee and Angus. The money raised by our pop-up charity shop will help us to keep these running.”

Research by the National Autistic Society Scotland found that although 99.5% of people in Scotland have heard of autism, just 16% of autistic people think it is understood in a meaningful way. The charity wants to close the gap between awareness and understanding so that Scotland can become an autism friendly nation.
Autism is a lifelong, developmental disability that affects how a person communicates with and relates to other people, and how they experience the world around them. Around 58,000 people in Scotland are autistic.