Quiet Hour

Following the success of the first Quiet Hour which took place in October 2017, we are pleased to announce the initiative will now become a regular fixture at The Thistles.

Aiming to make the shopping experience less stressful for autistic customers, and following the positive feedback received from both customers and retailers, Quiet Hour will now take place in the centre on the first Sunday of every month between 10am – 11am beginning Sunday 4th February.

Stores in the shopping centre will participate in the quiet hour by adjusting their lighting where possible and turning off in-store music. The Thistles has been working alongside national charity Scottish Autism to build understanding of the condition across the retailers. There will also be information on display where the public can find out more about autism and the types of support available.

Our friends from Scottish Autism will also be in the centre from 9.30am – 11.30am during selected Quiet Hours to provide information on autism and inform our shoppers of available support.

Click here to take some time to watch this short video to gain an understanding of what autism is.