Cornhill Castle support Scottish Autism

Cornhill Castle has launched their charity initiative in support of Scottish Autism, a national charity that exists to help those diagnosed with autism to lead full and enriched lives and become valuable members of the community they live in.

The team behind the Castle will be looking for ways to fundraise, raise awareness of autism and show support for the charity.

Scottish Autism will also be providing staff training to the team which has an emphasis on increasing autism awareness and understanding. Cornhill Castle will also be looking to engage with the team at Café Kudos in Carluke. The café set up by Scottish Autism over 10 years ago, is a vocational service that provides autistic adults with meaningful training opportunities and the chance to develop work skills in a safe environment.  The café has become an established part of the local community.

Neil Dougherty, General Manager at Cornhill Castle, said: “The team at Cornhill are delighted to show support for Scottish Autism, where funds raised will go straight into our local communities and will make a difference. However, while fundraising is important, we’ll also be looking at ways to work together which involves engaging in work experience and training opportunities.

Fran Miele, Corporate Fundraiser, Scottish Autism, said: “We are delighted to form this partnership with Cornhill Castle.  This is our 50th anniversary year and is a fantastic time to work in partnership with the Group to raise awareness of autism and raise funds to further support opportunities in the local community for autistic adults, such as Café Kudos in Carluke.

“This new partnership, along with autism awareness training for staff, is a really positive development in raising awareness and understanding of autism and enhancing the lives of autistic people across Scotland.”

Heading into the festive season, Cornhill Castle will have some support from Scottish Autism at their Christmas Market, which takes place on Saturday 2nd December.

Scottish Autism will have a stall at the event and they will be selling homemade gifts crafted from the talented autistic individuals in their Art Opportunities Day Service, and beautiful Christmas Wreaths, along with home baking to raise funds for the charity … and they might even bring along the odd elf or two to help out.


The Cornhill Castle Christmas Market is on Saturday 2nd December from 12noon – 4pm.

About Scottish Autism:

  • Autism affects an estimated 50,000 people in Scotland or 1 in 100 people.
  • Scottish Autism is Scotland’s autism charity with services across the country.
  • Scottish Autism is the largest Scottish charity to focus solely on autism support and services across Scotland.
  • Scottish Autism offers innovative and highly personalised services for autistic individuals.
  • Scottish Autism consistently works to raise standards of education, care, support and professional development.
  • Scottish Autism provides targeted, individual support focusing on different priorities within an individual’s life such as occupational, leisure and recreation, life skills, domestic skills, emotional support, coping with the impact of ASD, community activities. They also support people at college and living away from home.
  • Autism is a lifelong developmental condition that affects the way a person communicates, interacts and processes information.

Our website is www.scottishautism.org