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On this part of the site you can find information on over 700 social enterprises throughout Scotland. Each week the Senscot Bulletin gives an introduction to a new profile, and the fuller version is posted here. If your organisations profile needs updated please email the details through.

Please note that those profiles marked with an asterix (*) have either ceased trading or no longer have an active website.

Abbey Soft Play (*)

A Kelso social enterprise, combining support to families of children with special needs with integrated play accessible to the whole community. (10.05.02)


Aberdeen Forward

An environmental company in Aberdeen that is working hard to become more self financing and reduce the need to continually chase grant funding. Projects include include Community Composting, Creative Waste, Master Composter & Grampian Real Nappies. (17.03.06)


ACE Centre (*)

A new community facility and local social enterprise centre in Kelso. The Facility comprises of a community cafe, a soft play area, serviced offices and meeting rooms, a small conference facility or function room and a gym. (19.10.07)


Aconite Productions

Aconite is a social enterprise, recently established to bring topical stories of global significance to the world stage. They produce quality documentaries in collaboration with international partners.


ACRE Scotland (*)

Community groups across Scotland are trying to set up businesses to provide local jobs, provide local services and make their communities viable and good places to live.


There are grants to help with some aspects of setting up community businesses, but these are often difficult to get and usually don't meet the full costs of getting established.  Bank loans are very expensive and the usual investors aren't interested in community businesses. 


Action for Change
Action for Change was formed when Mike Trevett graduated from the School for Social Entrepreneurs in Fife in 2004....more

Active Communities

Active Communities was established as a result of the success of Jogging Buddies, which was set up in 2003 to promote walking and jogging in the Paisley area.


ACTive INquiry

ACTive Inquiry is an arts company based in Leith, Edinburgh committed to creating exciting new theatre and arts projects with and for communities. ACTive INquiry promotes increased participation in the arts as a catalyst for active involvement in society.


Age Concern Enterprises
Earlynext year, Age Concern Scotland and Help the Aged Scotland will merge into one charity – under an as yet undecided title. ...more

Ala Mairi

Inspired by sunset in the Shetland Islands, the Ala Mairi brand reflects a desire to share the talents, stories and warmth of their artisans with the world.


Albion Trust
One of the country's most successful 'cluster' enterprises, and the first shared premises project for the social economy in Scotland. (31.10.03) ...more

Alisa Horizons

On 1st September 2009, 3 new staff joined Development Manager Stuart Lindsay to formally launch Ailsa Horizons Ltd, a new rural regeneration company for South Ayrshire.


All Cleaned Up Scotland

All Cleaned Up (ACU) is a social enterprise which specialises in industrial and commercial cleaning, while also delivering employability programmes to some of the most disadvantaged communities in Scotland.


All Together Edinburgh

All Together Edinburgh (ATE) is a social enterprise set up in 2010 after recognising that there was a need for a practical retail training program which would prepare people with learning disabilities to work in the retail sector. 



Alloa Community Enterprises Ltd (ACE)

Regarded by many as the most successful community recycling business in Scotland. Activities include recycling of household furniture, glass, CFC gas, aluminium drinks cans, and Kerbside, a new initiative collecting from over 10,000 homes (18.10.02)


Almond Enterprises
began life in the 1990s as the Craigshill Initiative, carrying out stair cleaning for the Livingston Development Corporation and then for Almond Housing Association (AHA). When the founding directors retired in 2004, AHA stepped in to set it up as a subsidiary social enterprise and appointed a full-time manager.It now employs a dozen people and has an expanded client list including the council and local housing associations, and a fleet of three vans to transport staff and materials (17.11.06)...more

Almond Valley Heritage Trust
Established as the successor to a series of community-based volunteer initiatives, it now offers a unique resource for informal family-based learning for families and children, and provides a number of opportunities for community involvement and volunteer participation. (21.04.06)...more

Alness Community Association Ltd (*)

Near Inverness, one of the country's oldest community associations, becoming a company limited by guarantee in 1989; a focal point for community activity and instrumental in establishing a number of local enterprises (08.11.02)


An Drochaid (*)

A 'cluster' in Claggan Estate, Fort William, aiding the efficiency and effectiveness of local services and offering a mutually supportive environment for local groups. (08.02.02)


Angus Community Enterprise (*)

Angus Community Enterprise (A.C.E.) is Augment's base and offices in Arbroath. Augment is a user led initiative which caters for the whole of Angus. ACE is funded by the Big Lottery Fund.


Annexe Communities

Annexe Communities is a community enterprise with over 12 years' experience of delivering highly successful health and wellbeing initiatives to the socially disadvantaged in west central Glasgow.


Antonine Sports Centre, The

The Antonine Sports Centre has been on the go for over 25 years and provide a wide range of facilities, classes and activities to cater for everyone, young and old.


Ardler Village Trust (AVT), The

an independent charity and limited company set up by a partnership that includes local residents, local churches, the Ardler Complex, Dundee City Council and Sanctuary Scotland Housing Association (22.07.05)


Argyll Training
a limited company with charitable status which was formed in 1991, Argyll Training's aim is to provide flexible training packages which will meet the needs of the workforce and contribute to the prosperity of the local economy. (10.02.06) ...more

Arrochar & Tarbet Community Development Trust
Established following an extensive community consultation process as part of the Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park Community Futures Programme. (04.03.05) ...more

Artesian Art

Work with wide range of artists, including survivors of drug addiction, homelessness, mental or physical disability, those with varied learning abilities or who are socially isolated. (08.03.02)


Ask Clyde
Emerging social enterprise that will provide research and consultancy services to both public and private sector clients. Services will include Business Planning, Feasibility Studies, Evaluation Services as well as Market Research. At present, actively recruiting additional staff and looking for potential clients. (02.04.05)  ...more

Assist Social Capital

Assist Social Capital CIC (ASC) works with individuals and organisations anywhere to develop  communities, using ‘social capital’ as a critical resource.


At Home in East Lothian

At Home in East Lothian has been set up by Social Enterprise in East Lothian Ltd (SEEL). SEEL is a network organisation, supporting people and organisations living and working in East Lothian.


Atlantis Leisure
 Atlantis Leisure now proudly offers a range of sports facilites and services that can rightly claim to be the best in the West Highlands. As well as a first class pool, Atlantic also operates a gym, dance studios, 5-a-side, meeting and conference facilities and also a popular café ...more

Attune Theatre

Attune Theatre company is a social enterprise which makes plays of an educational value. That is to say, we aim to offer our audience insight on issues. We do not lecture. We educate through engagement through entertainment.


Auchencairn Initiative (*)

Set up in 1991 to bring about improvements to the local community - including tourism and ownership of the Post office. (02.04.04)


Ayr Gaiety Partnership, The

The Ayr Gaiety will be an arts and theatre hub for South Ayrshire, and the premier performing arts venue in South West Scotland.


Ayrshire Initiatives
Ayrshire Initiatives Ltd works with community and public sectors, including multi-agency partnerships to develop innovative projects that meet shared social justice goals. Their range of projects include a construction training programme within the £7m a year build programme of the Housing Association as well as projects that provide home-based assistance and care.(24.02.06) ...more

Ayrshire Network Solutions

Bad Idea

Anthony Gerrard’s mantra is “there is no such thing as a bad idea”. After overcoming a chaotic background, growing up in poverty and becoming homeless at 18 Anthony put himself through college and university and then went on to set up his own company - Bad Idea.


Badaguish Cairngorm Outdoor Sports Centre
Set up in 1980 to promote equal opportunity access to the outdoors for disabled people. It has since developed into a mainstream provider of training courses, accommodation and outdoor activity holidays. (21.10.05)...more

Badenoch & Strathspey Community Transport Company

Badenoch & Strathspey Community Transport Company (BSCTC) is a registered charity set up in 1999 to support the transport needs of Aviemore and the surrounding areas. 


Banffshire Partnership
A network of groups and organisations, working for the benefit of people living within a ten-mile radius of the mouth of the river Deveron (30.05.03) ...more

Banks O'Dee Sports Club

Banks O’Dee is Aberdeen’s leading, not for profit Gym and Sports Club. Started in 1998 with the assistance of Sport Scotland, its aim is to continually re-invest profits back into the club, to continually improve facilities for its members.


Barholm Enterprise Centre

Throughout Scotland’s rural southwest there are many communities suffering from lack of job prospects and opportunities in their local area. One such community was Creetown until a derelict pub was transformed into a thriving Enterprise Centre.


Bathgate Regal Community Theatre

Memories of The Regal Picture House and Cinema are very much alive in Bathgate. When it first opened in 1938, The Regal Picture House had seating for 1,100 and had cost £18,000. Reborn several times in its history, Bathgate Regal’s role as a cinema continues. 


Beacon Arts Centre, The

The Arts Guild Theatre was the primary arts venue in the Inverclyde area for more than 65 years, hosting a range of arts events from all disciplines.



Beechbrae is a newly established Social Enterprise that is based on seasonal woodland enterprises at Beechbrae Wood in Blackridge, West Lothian.


Beith Community Development Trust

Beith Community Development Trust’s aim is to improve the mental and physical fitness of the community, through regeneration and enabling of possibilities within Beith - believing the health, wealth and happiness of the community lies within its own power.


Berwickshire Furniture Restoration Company Ltd

a faith-based social enterprise, based in Lanarkshire, but also providing services in the east end of Glasgow. Projects include Lanarkshire Furniture, East End Furniture, Compassionately Yours and Megabites Youth. (31.08.07) ...more

Beyond the Finish Line

The Dream Machine: We will provide multidisciplinary interactive art sessions in our sensory immersion rooms. Specific sessions designed for those usually without access to the arts due to poverty, disability, age or culture.


Bharatiya Ashram
Bharatiya Ashram was established in 1995 to promote benefits for all, but primarily for ethnic minority clients of Dundee and surrounding areas. ...more

Big Heart Horses

Big Heart Horses friendly riding school in Aberdeenshire helps children transform their lives. They are committed to sharing the joy of horse riding.


Bike Revolution

Bike Revolution is a new social enterprise set up by Outf!t Moray - giving old bikes a new lease of life. Regardless of condition, Bike Revolution welcomes donations of bikes and spares which it aims to rebuild and resell – at affordable prices.


Bike Station
A community project that accepts donated bikes from members of the public and recycles them for use by priority groups of people such as the long term unemployed, those who have been homeless and those with mental health problems. (08.04.04) ...more

Bike Trossachs

Bike Trossachs promotes Mountain Biking in particular, and cycling in general, in The Trossachs – part of the beautiful Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. 


A new project in Glenrothes is producing threefold results – it's getting people back on their bikes, helping those with mental health problems and disabilities learn new skills while also helping the environment. (19.01.07) ...more

Birse Community Trust

Local community business helping sustain a vibrant rural community in Mid-Deeside. Projects include the management of 2,500 acres of woodland and restoration of a working Sawmill and Turning Mill. (14.12.01)



BITES is based in the village of Maud in rural Aberdeenshire. With the latest IT technology available BITES can provide learning and training for allsections of the local community – the young, more mature as well as local businesses.


Blantyre Miners Community Centre (*)

The Blantyre Miners Community Cinema is located within the Blantyre Miners Community Resource Centre which is part of and managed by Blantyre Miners Welfare Charitable Society


Blantyre Miners Community Resource Centre (*)

In common with most coalfield areas, a Miners’ Welfare Institute was established in Blantyre in 1928 to meet the needs of the miners, their dependants and the wider community.


Blarbuie Woodland Enterprise

Whether you use the woodland features to enhance your exercise experience or enjoy some plants from the community growing area, Blarbuie has something for everyone.


Bodysurf Scotland

Established dance artists Karl Jay-Lewin and Deborah Jay-Lewin launched Bodysurf Scotland in 2003, inspired by the setting of Findhorn Bay and the belief that the locally based arts facilities would provide the perfect venue for which to promote dance to both a national and international audience


BOLD Marketing

BOLD, formally Community Enterprise Marketing, is Scotland's only dedicated marketing social enterprise providing simple skills, tools and strategies to reach more customers and supporters.


Bolt FM: Community radio at the heart of North Glasgow
The aim of the station is to BOLT communities together and promote local services to local residents. Working closely with Fablevision, North Glasgow College, Northern Rock and Toonspeak, Bolt FM provides training opportunities for up to 30 young people. (08.10.04) ...more

Bookbag (*)

The Book Bag Company, a community interest, not-for-profit company, aims to contribute to the economic development of Bangladesh through fair trade and to the economic regeneration of Wigtown through enhancing employment opportunities.



Established in October 2005 as a not for profit social enterprise trading in used books to help book, charities and the environment. Bookdonors is recognised as a Social Firm providing employment and training opportunities to people with disabilities and those with other disadvantages in the mainstream labour market.


Borders Environmental Education Services (BEES)
B.E.E.S aims to provide high quality outdoor/environmental learning experiences for all ages, that will stimulate, challenge and empower, resulting in children and people with a passion for and better understanding of themselves, others and the world around them....more

Borders Van Delivery Service
A new social enterprise aimed to include not only those who don’t have the capacity or don’t want the responsibility of running a vehicle but also those who will benefit from the widening or expansion of their market. (20.10.06)...more

Bottle of Ginger

Bottle of Ginger is bringing back drinks manufacturing to the East End of Glasgow and with that - the sense of community. Their drinks are considered, designed, foraged, grown and manufactured in small batches by the community at their Brigtoun Manufactory.


Boulevard Project (*)

Inspire is an innovative organisation which trail blazes ground-breaking practices to improve the quality of life for people with learning disabilities in North East Scotland.


Boyndie Trust, The (*)

The Boyndie Trust was established in1999 to serve the community of Boyndie and other communities along the Banffshire Coast and inland to Turriff and Fyvie


BRAG Enterprises (Benarty Regenration Action Group)

One of the Fife area's key operators in social and economic regeneration, offering a range of training opportunities and instrumental in creating community businesses. (01.03.02)


Brandish Bute (*)

A new chapter begins after the forest is secured with the opening of Brandish Bute. The colourful and lively window display and interior has attracted customers into the shop to find out what is on offer. Brandish Bute, showcasing local Bute produce and arts and crafts is now fully open for business.


Bread Maker, The

A new social firm in Aberdeen comprising an organic bakery, café and craft shop. The bakery and coffee shop opened in December 2006. (09.03.07)


Bread Matters

A quiet revolution is happening. Ordinary people are reclaiming control of a key part of their diet. Many are discovering that you can only trust the words ‘freshly baked’ when you open the oven door yourself; that better bread is made with fewer ingredients and more time to rise; and that sharing what you’ve baked with family, friends and neighbours brings joy and fulfilment. 



Breadshare is a community business aiming to create a viable, sustainable, not-for-profit bakery business in the Scottish Borders. As part of the local community


Bridge 8 Hub

Bridge 8 Hub CIC (B8H) is a Social Enterprise and is Scotland’s first canal based outdoor activity centre and is located in the South West Edinburgh - only 20 minutes from Edinburgh City Centre.


Bridging Futures

Briggait, The (*)

The Briggait is a magnificent building which has, except for temporary use, been empty for the best part of 20 years.


Broadcairn Community Trust (*)

Broadcairn Community Trust was set up two years ago as a non-profit organisation committed to using the resources at their disposal for the maximum possible social and environmental gain.


Broadleaf Community Media

Broadleaf Community Media - an award winning social enterprise - provides specialist video/DVD production and media training for third sector organisations all over Scotland. Broadleaf is a young and vibrant organisation offering tailored media solutions through its Community Film Unit and MediaTrain arms - at a price that won't break the bank.



Lochbroom Community Renewables Limited (LCR) is a Community Benefit Society which was set up by Ullapool Community Trust (UCT) to run renewable energy projects.


Buchan Dial-a-Community Bus
Buchan Dial-a-Community Bus (BDCB) offers a Community Transport provision to those people who are elderly, disabled, rurally or socially excluded in the Buchan Area. ...more


Buddies is a social enterprise that supports adults with disabilities (primarily learning) and other conditions to achieve their own personal goals and outcomes


Business Community Connections
Business Community Connections (BCC) is an emerging social enterprise which helps support and improve the local economy in deprived areas within the Edinburgh and Midlothian area. (18.03.05) ...more

Buth Bharraigh

Buth Bharraigh is a local produce community co-operative run by volunteers.  With the help of a grant from Big Lottery Investing in Ideas, a feasibility study was set up in 2012 to ensure that there was a need for such a shop.


...more (*)

A NEW website - –  has been launched to provide a one stop shop for promoting the growing number of social enterprise businesses in the Highlands.


C-Beta Project (*)

From Castlemilk, conducts environmental reviews and auditing for third sector (tailored environmental action plans for offices and homes, greater environmental awareness and cost savings). Specific programme design to suit local needs. (12.04.02)


Caberfeidh Horizons

provides training, support and employment opportunities for adults with learning disabilities in the Badenoch and Strathspey area. (30.03.07)


Café Artysans

Café Artysans is a joint venture between the Calman Trust and Albyn Housing Association - offering opportunities to disadvantaged young people to train alongside professionals from the hospitality business.


Cafe Tiki

Café Tiki is a small chain of cafes which work to increase work and training opportunities for local unemployed people with sight or hearing loss.


CairnGorm Mountain Ltd (CML)
Set up in 1956 as the Cairngorm Winter Sports Development Association, CML is now a becoming a successful social enterprise, making a profit last year of £79,659, despite facing four of the worst winter seasons on record for snow. (14.07.06)...more

CairnsMoir Connections

Based in West Lothian, CairnsMoir Connections offers UK wide conference bookstalls, online sales and resource signposting for those living or working with children impacted by trauma. 


Callander Hostel

The recently refurbished 5 star Callander Hostel is run by local social enterprise, the Callander Youth Project Trust (CYPT) that works to develop diverse activities for young people from all backgrounds across the rural Stirling area, helping them reach their full potential.


Campbeltown Wastewatchers Ltd
Community based recycling organisation offering a kerbside collection to Kintyre households and service an increasing number of community recycling points across Argyll. (25.03.05) ...more


Cantraybridge established in 1995, is a rural skills training college located in Croy for young adults with a learning disability. 


Cantraybridge College

Cantraybridge College was established to promote the skills and talents of young people with disabilities.


Capital Credit Union
Capital Credit Union was initially registered in June 1989 as the Lothian Regional Council Employees Credit Union, to provide easily accessible savings and borrowing facilities to its staff....more

Care Training Consortium

Based in Dumfries we have a dedicated team of highly trained professionals. Together we have a wealth of experience, knowledge and understanding of vocational training and workforce development in the care sector at all levels. 


Caring Christmas Tree
In these days of financial uncertainty, as the world is rocked by headline after headline of credit crunch crisis, organisations in the charity sector are feeling the squeeze like never before.  ...more

Castle Furniture Project, The

Founded in 1992, the primary charitable object of Castle Furniture Project is to provide free or low cost household goods to disadvantaged families and individuals to relieve poverty and indebtedness in Fife.


Castlemilk Budgeting Services (*)

From Glasgow, a successful project help local people with debt but whose primary aim is to prevent legal actions - Warrant Sales and Poindings - or evictions. (02.08.02)


Castlemilk Childcare

Castlemilk Childcare provides a range of childcare facilities to meet the needs of  parent and children in the Castlemilk community.


Castlemilk Community Transport Limited (*)

Set up by local people in 1996, CCTL provides transport services to groups and organisations that serve disadvantaged and vulnerable members of society. (06.06.03)


Castlemilk Stress Centre

Castlemilk Stress Centre was set up back in 1994 with the intention of providing Stress Management services to people in the community who did not fit into the categories of other service providers e.g. drug and alcohol services, but who never the less were in need of support.


Catalyst Catering

CEiS Ayrshire’s new social enterprise company ‘Catalyst Catering’ was incorporated in May 2012. This exciting new social enterprise will provide transitional jobs and training opportunities to local people looking for employment and career openings in the catering and hospitality industry.


Cearns Women’s Social Company
Two trading arms in Stornaway on the isle of Lewis. Their vision is that within the next couple of years, the two enterprises will be able to generate additional revenue so that further community development initiatives and employment opportunities can be created for the residents of Cearns. (06.10.06)...more

CEiS Ayrshire

CEiS Ayrshire is an employability and regeneration social enterprise, incorporated in 2007. It delivers a comprehensive package of innovative and flexible employability, community regeneration, recruitment and workforce development, and training solutions within Ayrshire and Dumfries and Galloway.


Central Community Halls (CCH)
As well as being a large community facility, CCH manages 13 separate projects that include nursery provision, day care for the elderly, Youth service and a well used café. (04.11.05)

Centre 81

Centre 81 is situated at the head of the Gare Loch in the picturesque highland village of Garelochhead on the Clyde coast. Only an hour away from Glasgow with excellent road and rail links, ten minutes from the tourist town of Helensburgh and twenty minutes from Loch Lomond.


Centrestage Music Theatre

Centrestage was established in 2005 by Fiona McKenzie and Paul Mathieson, with the aim of allowing anyone in the local community and beyond the opportunity to participate in theatre related activities and projects that can make a real difference to individuals and the community as a whole.


trades on a commercial basis supplying fruit to a number of companies (20 presently) in and around Aberdeen. They also run a fruit/ veg/ salad box scheme where they deliver orders to workplaces. All profit is invested in health and community development work in disadvantaged and excluded communities. (24.08.07)...more

CFINE (West Lothian)

It’s been a good year at CFINE (West Lothian); business is going like a train and the staff have been working very hard to build new business and successfully maintain the projects which were previously under Welfehd’s remit.


Challenges WorldWide

We have over fifteen years of experience and have successfully assisted hundreds of organisations in over forty countries. (08.07.13)


Children's Weight Clinic
The Children's Weight Clinic is a social enterprise that is deeply committed to helping children, young people, parents and families achieve a healthy lifestyle....more

Chocolate Memories

When embarking upon the idea of developing an exciting, creative and innovative new Social Enterprise for young adults with autism, Autism Initiatives NI decided that the one thing which would capture the attention of everyone involved, Chocolate! And so Chocolate Memories (CM) was born!


Citrus Energy

Citrus Energy is the unique energy advice arm of the award winning social landlord, Cunningham Housing Association. Their goal is to help home energy users and local businesses reduce their energy costs and consumption.


City of Play, The

Here at ‘The City of Play’ we offer more than a 'standard' Architecture practice. We love nothing more than to indulge our inner child and inspire others; turning them on to the power of 'place' through the imaginative perceptions of childhood.


Clackmannanshire Tourism Association
The role of the Clackmannanshire Tourism Association is to bring together relevant stakeholders to promote Clackmannanshire as a tourism and retail destination.  The CTA is a non profit making organisation, geared towards promoting and adding value to the county.  Tourism related businesses are encouraged to post their business listings free of charge.  If you wish to discuss the website or any other tourism related issue, perhaps you have some great ideas for Clackmannanshire....more

Clean Close Company Ltd
The Clean Close Company Ltd is a Social Enterprise limited by guarantee as a non-profit seeking business that operates to benefit the needs of the whole community. This is done by re investing its profits internally, which therefore allows the enterprise to expand or donate to good causes in the community. ...more

ClubWorld Sports Ltd

ClubWorld Sports Ltd (CWS) is a registered Scottish Charity which operates as a sports social enterprise providing the platform for members of the public to pursue their sporting ambitions.


Clydesdale Community Initiatives (*)

CCI is a community based social inclusion project that aims to give people the skills
and confidence they will need to overcome barriers to involvement in community
life and the world of work.


Coach House Trust (*)

Glasgow social firm, whose eight different strands of activity inlcude community recycling, pottery and mosaic projects, horticultural operations and furniture restoration. (Posted: 14.11.03)


Coalfield Community Transport (*)

Provides its membership with affordable and accessible transport so they can take part in community activities and access services and jobs. CCT operates a fleet of five minibuses 7 days a week, 363 days a year (22.10.04)


Coalfields Learning Initiative Partnership (CLIP)
a UK-wide social enterprise dedicated to celebrating coalfield culture and history and promoting educational opportunities and research in former coalfield areas. (13.10.06)...more

Coffee and Craic

A cafe for the Gaelic community to meet, access learning classes and materials, speak with others at various levels; bring their children who are studying Gaelic medium education, or tourists and interested individuals who want to learn more about the Gaelic culture and heritage.


Coffee Exchange (*)

Coffee Exchange seeks to sell only FAIRTRADE and Rainforest Alliance coffees, teas, juices, fruit, chocolate, cereal bars, etc. and attempts, as far as possible, to support ethical and sustainable projects.



Comar works with creative people across all art forms to commission and develop new and exciting creative work. It is also home to professional producing company Mull Theatre, who tour extensively across Scotland.



Comas – “Happiness, health and belonging for people struggling with life”.


Communities Internet Ltd (*)

Communities Internet started as an idea Stuart Duffy had for giving people a chance to look at their community in a positive light. Our motto is "making the net work for the community".


Community Arts; Open Space (CAOS)

CAOS (Community Arts; Open Space) is a progressive Community Arts organisation based in Clydebank, near Glasgow in the west of Scotland.


Community Can Cycle Project (*)

Runs a growing range of Community Bicycle and Recycling schemes in Glasgow (21.06.02)


Community Enterprise and Social Enterprise Links (CESEL) (*)

Based in Kelso, it is both a social enterprise and a support network for social enterprises in the Borders. (15.08.03)


Community Enterprise Ltd

Community Health Initiative (CHI)

Healthy n Happy Ltd. trading as Cambuslang & Rutherglen Community Health Initiative (CHI) provides local people with opportunities to take an active, critical part in ensuring their own, their family’s and their community’s health and wellbeing


Community Housing Advocacy Project (CHAP)
Provides assistance to complete housing application, medical, rent and council tax forms and help to give members of the general public an opportunity to have their views heard and respected. (06.05.05)

Community InfoSource
A Scottish-based Community Interest Company (CIC) working mainly, though not exclusively, with minority ethnic, refugee and migrant communities. (10.08.07) ...more

Community Retail Network

From small communities seeking to retain their local shop, post office or petrol pumps to larger urban areas trying to provide better access to affordable, fresh, healthy food – community ownership can offer a sustainable, long-term solution.


Community Transport Glasgow (*)

Community transport provision has grown significantly in the Glasgow area in recent years and has achieved successes in capacity building with communities and meeting transport needs that are not covered by other provision.


Computers and Integration (*)

Established to promote education and training to disabled and able bodied people in computer techniques, today Computers and Integration operates from two centres (Inverurie and Huntly) and provides a range of computing/IT modules and other services (26.11.04)


Comrie Development Group
A new development trust set up in 2005 to promote the sustainable development of the village and surrounding area for the benefit of the community. Some of the initiatives they are looking at include developing shared ownership of housing/workshop units and community owned renewables. (02.06.06)...more


Offers adults with learning disabilities the oportunity to plan, take part in and manage their own small businesses. (04.06.04)


Cosmopolita Scotland

Cosmopolita Scotland is a bilingual, independent, digital newspaper written in Spanish and English which aims to help integrate Spanish speakers into Scottish culture.


Cothrom, meaning opportunity in Gaelic, is a Community and Development organisation in South Uist in the Outer Hebrides. ...more

Counter Culture

Counter Culture works with clients to design, develop, and implement strategic, compelling, and effective campaigns. They understand sustainability issues and what it takes to deliver effective communications.


Cowie Panel Processors Ltd (CPP Ltd)

Established in 1988 in an effort to provide Jobs for the community at a time when the local mining industry was coming to an end.  CPP Ltd was originally known as Cowie Woodcutters Ltd;


Crafty Women
Work with local adults and children through the provision of creative activity courses with an associated retail outlet. Crafty Women re-use and re-cycle textiles, wool, yarn, paper, wire etc, adding design and craft skills and providing craft courses for groups of people. (01.07.05) ...more

Craigencalt Ecology Centre
A community-based project, situated in gently rolling hills overlooking Kinghorn Loch, in Fife. The organisation was established in 1998 and currently has 2 full time employees, one part time and a team of 25 volunteers (04.04.03) ...more

Craigend Resource Centre (*)

Craigend Resource Centre was officially opened in 1995. The Centre provides the local community and community groups with a wide range of resources, information and opportunities. As well as its role of service provider, the Centre plays a vital role in the local community, by providing the facilities, support and infrastructure through which many other projects, agencies and service providers can target this priority area.


Craigowl Communities
In addition to its learning centres in three communities in Dundee, providing ICT, literacies, employability and personal skills, Craigowl develops employment opportunities through social enterprises. (02.11.05)

Creative Stirling

Creative Stirling is a Community Interest Company based in the Old Town Jail in the City’s historic quarter. It is a not-for-profit, volunteer organisation keen on developing a creative hub, with space and facilities to support the creative and cultural industries, as well as the broader community


Crescent Kitchen
Crescent Kitchen is a social enterprise that provides outside catering, a cafe service, training, corporate team building days and special events to the local Broomhouse community in west Edinburgh....more

Crisis Ltd

 Crisis has a team of over eighty highly trained professional personnel with a range of specialisms including trauma and major incident, cognitive behavioural therapy, person centered counselling, and holistic therapies. These services are delivered from our Erskine and Paisley locations, in the workplace or on occasion through home visits.


Cuillin FM
A community radio station servicing the Isle of Skye. Increasingly reliant on advertising to continue its current level of service, to help with this it has set up its own on line shopping link (06.09.07)...more

Cumbrae Community Development Company
Like many once popular holiday resorts on the Clyde coast, Cumbrae has been out of fashion for many years. CCDC aims to reverse this decline and its first major project is well underway. It has funding in place for a £4.3 million restoration programme, involving an 18th century building and gardens. (14.01.05) ...more

Cunninghame Furniture Recycling Company

Cunninghame Furniture Recycling Company - CFRC is a charitable organisation whose purpose is to find new homes for unwanted but re-usable furniture and household goods across Ayrshire


a multi-disciplined IT social enterprise that offers a wide range of high quality services to businesses in the enterprise, public and voluntary sector markets both locally and nationally. (12.05.06)...more

Cyan Clayworks

Cyan Clayworks has developed a purpose specific space ample enough to provide the room and equipment to realize most projects. They have 2 electric kilns, a slab roller, potters wheel, and many other tools.



Award-winning community business: provides IT training for local young people and fully refurbished affordable personal computers for local individuals and community groups. (15.02.02)


Cycle Stop (*)

Cycle Stop is a Claverhouse Group social enterprise that has been set up to create employment opportunities for a number of long-term unemployed people.


Cyrenians Good Food

 The Cyrenians Good Food programme is a social enterprise with a mission to bring good food and healthy lifestyles to people who are experiencing disadvantage, isolation, poverty and homelessness.


Dalmuir Community Concierge Services (DCCS)
provides grounds maintenance, concierge, minor repair and cleaning facilities to 1800 tenants. It aims to be a socially owned enterprise that offers jobs and training whilst enhancing the quality of the local environment by delivering services to Housing Associations and others. (22.12.06) ...more

Darling (*)

A social enterprise cafe that gives young people with learning difficulties the skills to move into mainstream employment has won a national award. Darling's opened last year in Arbroath High Street, providing coffee, cakes and the chance for youngsters to gain 16 weeks of valuable work experience. The cafe is run by the charity Enable Scotland and staffed by young people with learning difficulties.


De’ils On Wheels

At De’ils On Wheels helps people build and maintain their own bikes, teach riding skills and recycle old bikes! De’ils On Wheels is a community cycle workshop based in Scotstoun in Glasgow which provides a range of services for the benefit of local people and the local community.


Deaf Links

Deaf Links provides a wide range of activities and learning opportunities for Deaf, deafened, hard of hearing and deafblind people such as computer classes, health information sessions, family history classes, slimming classes, literacy sessions, youth club, craft group etc...


Delivered Next Day Personally Ltd

Delivered Next Day Personally Ltd (DNDP) was started by and is run by disabled or partially disabled people. DNDP recognises that equality is sometimes more equal for others than it would sometimes first appear.


Destiny Centre, The (*)

The Destiny Centre is a social enterprise , which exists to raise funds to support the community initiatives of the Destiny Centre and the Destiny Foundation. This means that the profits from servicing the needs of our clients go back into local people.


Development Coll

Development Coll exists to promote the sustainable development and regeneration of the Isle of Coll for the benefit of residents, visitors, groups and businesses. 




DICE is a community interest company providing mentorship, peer support, brokerage and practical help for you to decide what you want from life and how you can achieve it by directing your own support.


Digital Skills for Scotland (DS4S) (*)

Digital Skills for Scotland (DS4S) is a social enterprise with a vision to help build communities that work and improve the employability of the people it works with. It engages with individuals and communities to help bring about improvement through learning new skills, providing access to technology, increasing community contribution and assisting people in their search for fulfilling employment.


Diversity Films CIC
Diversity Films CIC is a new community interest company working in communities to nurture, train and develop a new generation of filmmakers....more

Doggie Chillin
Doggy Chillin is a social enterprise which has designed a range of courses to educate young people about how to be safe around dogs and better understand their behaviour. Doggy Chillin is committed to working with young people, many of whom find social interaction challenging.

Dovetail Enterprises

Dovetail Enterprises has a long history of manufacturing and installing high quality furniture products for contract and retail clients right across the U.K. and more recently in Europe.


Down to Earth (*)

Down to Earth aims to become a pilot project in Scotland, forming a partnership with a Registered Social Landlord / Housing Association to build sustainable, innovative, low cost and energy efficient houses.


Drake Music Project Scotland
The Drake Music Project Scotland based in Edinburgh, a registered company with charitable status since 1997, is part of the UK-wide network founded by Adele Drake in 1988....more

Driftwood Cinema

Driftwood Cinema takes the cinema experience to a multitude of venues; community halls, schools, commercial spaces and the great outdoors.


Drum Adventure
A charity whose purposes are to relieve the poverty, further the health and advance the education of the inhabitants of Drumchapel, Glasgow and surrounding areas without distinction of politics, religion, race or sex through outdoor and adventure activities.(15.04.05) ...more

Established in 1993, DSL is committed to providing access to affordable finance for businesses in disadvantaged communities.  A subsidiary of CEiS, it is an ethical lender which provides access to finance for both private businesses and social enterprises.  

Dumfries and Galloway Arts Association. (DGAA)

DGAA was established in 1985 and is supported by Dumfries and Galloway Council and the Scottish Arts Council.


Dunbar Community Bakery

A community-owned bakery on the High Street of Dunbar producing wholesome and tasty bread. Dunbar Community Bakery Limited is a community co-operative that is owned by its members and is accountable to them.


Dundee MakerSpace

Dundee MakerSpace is a community workshop that is about being part of the global drive to encourage everyone to be creative. It is a social workspace for all people interested in making anything from electronics to art to furniture to software.


Dynamic Woods
Brings together local communities, environmentalists, landowners and businesses to promote the sustainable development of woodland resources. (07.01.05) ...more

E-bility Trust
a social enterprise providing information and communication technology (ICT) solutions tailored to the needs of charitable organisations operating with disadvantaged communities throughout Glasgow and the West of Scotland. (01.12.06)...more

Earthships Moray (*)

Aiming to find innovative, practical ways (including use of LETS) to bring energy-efficient, self-sufficient, off-the-grid and cheap-to-run homes, 'Earthships', within reach of all sectors of the community - regardless of their income. (23.08.02)


East Camp Trust (*)

East Camp Trust – now renamed (Gaelic name)….. is a thriving community owned and managed Social Economy Park providing social, recreational, economic and environmental benefit to the community of Benbecula and beyond.


East End Endeavour Ltd (*)

 East End Endeavour, a Rival 41 yacht, has a proud heritage and in recent years has joined the historic vessels at the Glasgow River Festival. 


Eco Drama
Eco Drama provides educational shows and workshops to primary schools, high schools, festivals and community venues across Scotland....more

EcoCorps Scotland Ltd
A social enterprise from Gardenstown, Banff, gives a unique opportunity for "ecovolunteers" to take part in the Cetacean Research and Rescue Unit's programme with whales and dolphins in the Moray Firth. (11.04.03) ...more

École Enterprise

Ecole is open to young people aged 7 to 18 and offers high quality training in the performing arts and film. Skills such as presentation, communication and self-confidence are further enhanced. Ecole operates as a Social Enterprise business focusing on people and offering important services to the community at realistic costs.


Ecology Centre, The (Kinghorn)

The Ecology Centre in Kinghorn is a unique community organisation established eight years ago.  Previously known as Craigencalt Ecology Centre it has changed it's name and established a trading company in the past year. (08.05.07)


Eday Community Enterprises
A co-op set up as an Industrial and Provident Society, with 60% of the islanders holding a share in the company. The company’s aims are to meet most of the day-to-day needs of the population and help to promote health and well-being in the community. (30.06.06)...more

Edinburgh Community Cafes Network (ECCN)

The Edinburgh Community Cafes Network (ECCN) was set up early last year with aims of bringing cafes across the city together to support each other.


Edinburgh Eco-Office (*)

Grass roots initiative to provide a supportive low-cost working environment in shared office space in Edinburgh for community groups, small businesses and co-operatives. (25.01.02)


Edinburgh Markets

Edinburgh Markets is a new social enterprise running community marketplaces in the city centre. These are traditional markets but with a community focus so, not only do we sell a mix of food, clothes, arts/crafts and gifts, but they also organise events and develop social projects to help build community.


Edinburgh Palette

Edinburgh Palette is a community of makers, designers and artists, working alongside charities, creative enterprises and small businesses.


Edinburgh Tool Library

The story of the Edinburgh Tool Library began in the summer of 2013 after Chris Hellawell (founder) heard of a similar venture in Toronto. Interested in starting his own Tool Library, arrangements were made for Chris to visit the Toronto Tool Library the following October.


EES Logos (incorporating Thompsons of Edinburgh)

Forth Sector provides opportunities for work placements, training and supported employment in a number of businesses which are trading arms of the organisation. 


Eildon Enterprise Ltd
delivers a range of services to Scottish Borders Council,local Development Trusts and other social enterprises, including assistance with feasibility studies and business plans; training on finance, employment issues and health and safety, and more. (26.01.07) ...more

Eilean Eisdale (Easdale Island)

The Trust was established in 1997 to carry out projects on the island of benefit to the community and with the long term aim of regeneration and sustainability for the island, the impetus for this coming from the desire to convert the old drill hall into a community facility when its most recent use as a fishing processing plant ceased.


Electric Horse
Electric Horse provides wind and solar powered electric bikes and scooter-bikes. This innovative means of personal transport is capable of being fully re-charged by an Electric Horse, home-based, renewable energy power station and charging point. In other words, they can provide you with "a virtually cost-free, silent and non-polluting means of personal transportation ". (15.09.05)...more

Elite Linguists C.I.C.

Elite Linguists C.I.C. is a social enterprise committed to strengthening Scotland's public service interpreting and translation provision, thereby addressing some of the root causes of inequality and injustice in society where language can be a barrier.


Emmaus Glasgow

A self-help and self-supporting social business run by a community of homeless people. Emmaus Glasgow will offer a home, work, companionship and the chance to regain self-respect through their own efforts.


Employability Orkney
Employability Orkney was a project originally launched and funded by a partnership between Orkney Islands Council, HIE Orkney, Jobcentre Plus and Orkney Disability Forum. ...more

Employers For Childcare

Employers For Childcare is one of the leading childcare voucher providers in the U.K. They are a social enterprise (based in Northern Ireland) donating 100% profit for social/community benefit.


Engine Shed, The

Employment for people with learning disabilities


Enterprise Childcare

Established in 1992, through the merging of two mobile childcare projects, EC is now able to offer a range of childcare services including Mobile Creche Services, Out of School Care, a Pre 3+ Centre and their own Enterprise Childcare Training Centre. (25.02.05)


an award-winning recycling company based in Shetland, Enviroglass currently recycles 600tons per annum of waste glass which would otherwise be landfilled. It is constantly developing innovative products made from recycled glass – including glass paving slabs, aggregate replacement and garden furniture. (07.12.06)...more

Environmental Education for Communities Organisation (EECO) (*)

Equal Adventure Developments
Offers a range of people-centred multi-disciplinary, research, design development, training and information initiatives to ensure individuals with disabilities and their organisation can overcome barriers. (11.02.05) 

Equal Exchange
A Fair Trade company distributing Organic and Fair Trade products in the independent natural food sector. (09.07.04) ...more


EQUI-POWER is a new social enterprise established to use the power of relationships with horses to support learning, health and enjoyment in people of all abilities. 


Equip Scotland
Just launched, will provide a free online database to be used by companies, organisations and individuals to donate items surplus to their requirements and also by community organisations to make online requests for donations or support. (08.08.03) ...more

Equity Group
a member led, not for profit organisation, working to develop sustainable inclusive education structures for all children in Scotland with additional support needs, irrespective of their disability, race, creed or gender. (updated 03.10.05) ...more

Escape Youth Cafe

The organisation was established in 2004 following a local Youth Summit the previous year where local young people identified the need for a drop-in project. 


Eskimo Financial Training Academy

Eskimo is a Community Interest Company which aims to help disabled and/or disadvantaged individuals into employment within the financial services sector.


Ethics Girls
a new co-operative providing online shopping services for ethically-minded women. Based in Rosyth, the shop is full of everything from clothes, to food, gifts as well as more practical items. (06.07.07)...more

Euan's Guide

Euan's Guide is a listings and review website that helps disabled people and their families know which venues are truly accessible


EUS Microbeacon Centre (*)

Edinburgh-based ICT Training Centre for disabled and socially excluded people; flexible approach to ICT and call centre training; looking to set up a trading arm. (28.11.03)



Events for Charities (EfC)

Events for Charities (EfC) is a charity resource service that includes arranging and setting up charity events for all charities. EfC’s aim is to make arranging and holding charity events as easy as possible and to gain the most exposure from in house promotion and marketing and less cost and time.


Evolution Skatepark

Evolution Skatepark is the UK's largest, outdoor, fully supervised, concrete park opened in 2005.  Very much embedded in the community with a friendly inclusive atmosphere. 


Fablevision Studios

 Fablevision Studios is a new media production studio based in Govan, Glasgow. Initially formed to create design and media solutions for their parent charity, the service has now been developed into a social enterprise. Fablevision Studios offers video production for web and DVD, sound and light engineering, event management, graphic design and print, web design, IT consultancy and support. 


Factory Skatepark, The

The Factory Skatepark is the first purpose built facility of this type in the country. The new purpose-built building has approximately 16,500 square feet of skating area. Boards, Blades and BMX's are all catered for and there are competitions for each of the disciplines throughout the year.


Fair Deal

 Fair Deal is rooted in the history and culture of Castlemilk and has been since the organisation was formed just over 25 years ago.


Fairfield Community Sports Hub

Based in Dundee, Fairfield strives to engender community regeneration through sport and other recreational activities. Their mission is to reinstall a sense of pride, enthusiasm and connectivity among children and young adults through social inclusion, and by doing so building a stronger community.


Fallin Community Enterprises
a non profit organisation and a charity, established in July 2005.  The company has evolved from the Fallin Futures Community group and aims to drive forward the social, economic and environmental regeneration of the village. (01.06.07)...more

Trades in everything from cameras to paint brushes and property to jewellery - and it all began because it couldn't sell golf bags. (13.06.03) ...more

Fayre and Square (*)

Fayre and Square is a owner operated Fairtrade catering company based in the beautiful little town of Aberfeldy in the heart of Scotland.


Feel the Warmth

Feel the Warmth is a social enterprise which produces high-performance, heated wearables in response to the rising issue of fuel poverty felt by older people in Scotland.


Fly Cup Catering

Fly Cup is a social enterprise which enables adults with learning disabilities to access training and employment opportunities within the catering sector.


Fly Right Dance Company

Two distinct forms of activity - Performance and Education, including corporate entertaining, workshops in over 60 schools in North Ayrshire, tuition for adults and running classes for the Dancebase Centre in Edinburgh. (12.12.03)


Food for Thought Community Café

Over the last few months I have had the fantastic opportunity (as a parent helper) to work with some bright and energetic  P6/P7 pupils, and staff, at St Nicholas Primary School in Broxburn; helping them set up their social enterprise community cafe called Food For Thought.


Food Train, The

Food Train began in Dumfries in 1995 following a community survey of older people that found many of them struggling with their weekly grocery shopping; an idea was developed to ease this burden on older people.  A partnership of local shops and volunteers formed and Food Train began making deliveries of fresh groceries to older people in need with the help of local volunteers and shops.


Footprint Education
Footprint provides consultancy services, training and education to community groups and organisations wishing to become ecologically sustainable.(Updated 21.03.05) ...more


Footprint-Copy is a Glasgow-based printing and design company which is part of Community Central Hall, a non-profit organisation which works to serve the community of Maryhill in Glasgow.


Footprints Connect

Footprints Connect is a social enterprise which has been set up to develop a website and associated services to assist people in the 55+ age group to use and benefit from technology in ways that enhance their independence and well-being.


Forth Pilgrim

Forth Pilgrim is a Dunfermline based Social Enterprise driven by a shared passion for history, walking, education and drama. Step back in time with Forth Pilgrim and discover a world of mystery, scandal, miracles, judgment and grace.


Forth Valley Enterprise CIC

Forth Valley Enterprise C.I.C. was established in 2012 by a couple dedicated to make a positive difference in their community. Apart from the small staff team, FVE also has a group of dedicated volunteers, who very generously give their time.


Forth Valley Food Links

Scotland's first Food Links team - local food for local people. (posted:18.07.14)


Forth Valley Social Enterprises (CIC)

Forth Valley Social Enterprises (FVSE) is a Community Interest Company (CIC) that operates as a training provider for young people in the Forth Valley.


Four Winds Inspiration Centre (*)

Uses waste timber from the Dutch Elm Disease control programme to create sculptures, benches etc for schools, playgrounds and gardens. Activities include over 60 Saturday classes in crafts, herbal, wilderness survival and earth skills. (31.01.03)


Foxlake Adventures

Foxlake is the only Cable Wakeboard Park in Scotland and is on a mission to ‘Wake up’ the Nation to this amazing sport. Located 25 miles East of Edinburgh, nestled on the edge of the John Muir Park with direct links to the John Muir Coastal Trail.


Foyer Drive
Foyer Drive, in partnership with Roadwise Driver Training, is committed to delivering a comprehensive range of driver training that emphasises the importance of road safety and develops practical safe driving techniques. ...more

Foyer Enterprise
Trading and commercial arm of Aberdeen Foyer which works with homeless and disadvantaged 16-25 year olds. Operates three businesses – a Restaurant and Gallery; Foyer Graphics; and a Training and Conference Centre (28.05.04) ...more

FREE (Fintry Renewable Energy Enterprise)
A community organisation in Fintry, Stirlingshire that is promoting the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency within its community, starting with an agreement with developers of a local windfarm that the community will own and operate an additional wind turbine on the site. (13.04.06)...more

Fresh Start
offers a package of practical services designed to achieve its 3 primary aims: enable Edinburgh churches to work together; provide opportunities to do something practical to help homeless people;  help homeless people to make a success of a new tenancy. (09.02.07)...more

FSB Enterprises
a social firm set up in 2005 to provide professional services to advise on the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). FSB Enterprises provides transcoptison, training and consultancy, and is a trading subsidiary of Fife Society for the Blind. (07.07.06) ...more

Full Cirqle

Full Cirqle was born one month ago when a group of circus makers were offered the rare chance to take on a warehouse building in Portobello, Edinburgh, and dedicate it to circus arts.


Fun Factory, The

The Fun Factory is Dundee’s newest custom built Soft Play Family Entertainment Centre – and is the latest venture by Factory Skatepark. Located on the same site in Balunie Drive, the Fun Factory opened its door two weeks ago and has already attracted over 1500 paying customers


Furniture Plus Ltd

Furniture Plus in Fife is a charity based ReUse and Recycling Social Enterprise for Furniture Household and Electrical Items. It has a mission to "Help Furnish the People of Fife" and offers low cost or discounted items to anyone, while simultaneously delivering employability options through work and skills based placements and/or training


Furniture Project (Stranraer) Ltd
Collects furniture and repairs, restores and sells it throughout Wigtownshire at a 40% discount to people on low incomes. Since opening in July 1997 around 9,000 items (around 500 tons of waste) have been diverted from going to landfill. ...more

Furniture Project, The (Tayside)

Established in 1996, its main purpose is to collect donations of unwanted furniture, electrical and other household goods from the general public. Such has been the success that three other organisations have been established over the years. (12.08.05) 


Fuse Youth Cafe

Fuse Youth Café Glasgow is a charity working in East Glasgow providing a variety of services to young people of the area.


Future Soccer Stars

Founded in 2014, Future Soccer Stars is a registered community interest company (CIC), existing for the direct benefit of the communities they operate in and support. Supported by Firstport, any surplus generated is invested directly into the provision of high quality football coaching and social programmes.


Fyne Futures Recycling
A social enterprise employing seven people at two centres, one in Bute and one in Cowal. Now in its 2nd year, the team would like to share their experience of developing Island solutions to recycling. (23.06.06)...more

Fyne Homes Ltd
In addition to its housing role, it has also established the Bute Recycling Centre in partnership with ButeWaste Watchers. The Centre has proved to be a great success as an additional educational resource for local schools and has been recognised with two separate awards at the 2004 Dynamic Place Awards. (03.12.04) ...more

Galdiator Programme, The

Central and local government have introduced national strategies relating to many aspects of young people's health and wellbeing. It is part of their mission statement to put these into practice at a local level, and they are now working on initiatives to address child obesity, oral health and anti-social behaviour.



GalGael holds fast to our community roots, having been founded by members of the community in the mid-90s.



GalGael holds fast to our community roots, having been founded by members of the community in the mid-90s.


GalGael Trust
Small group of unemployed people in Govan, Glasgow, decided to tackle local problems, especially the high incidence of family breakdown and alcohol and drug problems local problems: by building gaelic long boats - with great success

Gallery on the Corner, The

The gallery on the corner is the first social firm from Autism Ventures Scotland (AVS), part of the Autism Initiatives Group. AVS has been established to create employment opportunities and experiences for young people with Autism Spectrum Condition (ASC) in Scotland. It started trading on 23rd March.


Garioch Sports Centre

Gartmore Community Shop
Expanding service now including shop, post office, switch facility and internet access for the local community. (07.05.04) ...more

Gate Enterprises (*)

 Gate Enterprises was born from a desire to grow and expand the magnificent work already being undertaken by Ludgate Church Volunteers in support of the homeless in our community. Homelessness has become a major issue and priority within our community, and indeed within Scotland. 


Giraffe Trading

Giraffe Trading, based in Perth, is a subsidiary of the charity CheckIn Works and offers a range of different training and work development streams for people experiencing long-term and enduring disabilities.


Giraffe Trading CIC
Giraffe is Perth and Kinross's first community interest company dedicated to offering employment activities to local people with mental ill-health, disabilities and other disadvantages in the workplace. ...more

Gladiator Programme Ltd, The

The Gladiator Programme, runs a wide range of physical activities for children and young people. By combining play and sport, these activities provide exciting opportunities for children and young people to become and stay active.


Glaisnock Trust (*)

The Glaisnock Trust in Cumnock, Ayrshire was set up in December 2002.  By the start of 2005 the Centre will provide residential courses in drama, music, visual arts, multimedia, creative writing and enterprise for young people from across Europe.  (30.07.04)


Glasgow Bike Station

Glasgow Bike Station (GBS) will be moving premises at the end of March 2012 to - 65 Haugh Road, Glasgow G3 8TX. Having operated from premises at the Barras market for the last couple of years, they’re delighted to have found more spacious accommodation. 


Glasgow CAN

Glasgow CAN is the new name for our network. In 2013, NGARN (North Glasgow Arts and Regeneration Network) merged with WAN (West Arts Network), growing our current reach and operating area to around 40% of Glasgow city: the north and the west.



Glasgow Grows Audiences Ltd (GGA) (*)

GGA is an arts marketing and audience development agency, whose aim is to improve accessibility to arts and cultural events in the West of Scotland.


Glasgow Mentoring Network Ltd

A mentoring service designed to provide social economy enterprises with the additional support needed to allow them to reach their full potential. (18.01.02)


Glasgow Taxi Trade Credit Union
The Glasgow Taxi Trade Credit Union was set up in 1980 when 16 Taxi drivers met in a community hall and each deposited £1 to form the Taxi Trade Credit Union. Last year it celebrated its 25th anniversary. (17.02.06)...more

Glasgow Women’s Library

Glasgow Women’s Library (GWL) has been providing information, resources and services since 1991. It developed from a broad-based arts organisation called Women in Profile, which was set up in 1987 with the aim of ensuring the representation of women’s culture during Glasgow’s year as the European City of Culture in 1990.


Glasgow Wood Recycling

Glasgow Wood Recycling (GWR) is a social enterprise and charity established in 2007 and committed to reducing the amount of wood needlessly going to landfill by finding creative ways to recycle and reuse this valuable natural resource.


Glenburn Centre, The (*)

The Glenburn Centre provides a community facility, influenced and directed by local people to meet the needs of Easthall; Barlanark; Wellhouse and Kildermorie communities.


Glencraft (Social Enterprise) Ltd

Glencraft is a manufacturer of high quality mattresses and beds, handcrafted at their factory in Aberdeen, Scotland. Set up in 2010 as a social enterprise , they have now secured employment and training for around 30 blind and disabled from the surrounding area.


Glenkens Community Arts & Trust (GCAT) (*)

Main focus is on provision of high quality community and arts facilities and events; also manages a community transport project and acts as an information point for local community and visitors (14.05.04)


Glenuig Community Association (*)

Is one of Scotland`s more remote communities and their efforts to sustain their thriving community. (16.01.04)


Go Country
a not-for-profit organisation offering a wide range of outdoor adventure training to improve team, personal and social development skills. We promote access for all and will endeavour to accommodate all levels of experience. (22.04.05) ...more

Golspie Recycling and Environmental Action Network (GREAN)
The Golspie Recycling and Environmental Action Network (GREAN) was set up in 2002 in response to a feeling that nothing was being done educationally or practically to initiate recycling in the area. ...more

Good For Ewe
A community based co-operative formed to satisfy the proven need for affordable, high quality, fresh fruit and vegetables and other local produce in Wester Loch Ewe and the surrounding areas. (03.03.06)...more

Good Green Fun
A new CIC (Community Interest Company)  based in Stirling that was set up to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill in the Forth Valley area by providing the means to reuse and recycle second hand children's items such as toys, clothes, books, buggies and cots. (03.08.07) ...more

Gorbals Arts Project
a locally based project committed to working in partnership with local communities to produce artwork in the development of arts-led regeneration. (27.10.06)...more

Gorebridge Health and Regeneration Project (*)

Formed to encourage awareness and stimulate action on health, GHRP runs a number of projects such as The Food Train and The Brown Building Breakfast Club as well as organising events like the recent celebration of International Women's Day. (27.08.04) 


Govanhill Community Development Trust (*)

Set up in 1992 to develop workspaces as a means of developing the local economy - has broadened its remit to regenerate the community through tackling poverty and injustice. (12.07.02)


Grampian Employment Trust (*)

Provides advice, support and funding for groups and individuals wishing to set up their own business in Aberdeen. (11.01.02)


A design and print co-operative business that has a commitment to working with the voluntary, public and social enterprise sectors in Scotland. Almost 95 percent of its contracts have been within these sectors (updated: 19.07.06.)


GREC Graphic Design
a social enterprise in Aberdeen that provides a graphic design service to the voluntary and community sector in the North East. GREC Graphic Design is a trading arm of Grampian Racial Equality Council (20.04.07)...more

Green Aspirations Scotland CIC (GrAsp)

Green Aspirations Scotland CIC is a social enterprise based in Glasgow and woodland in Killearn, Stirlingshire. GrAsp was established by Louise McAllister and Paul Cookson in April 2012 to assist communities to raise their aspirations for a better, vibrant and healthy local environment.


Green Banana (*)

Green Banana is a social enterprise that was first set up by Mayfield & Easthouses Youth Project (Y2K) a number of years back with all our profits go back to the local community, helping to fund Y2K’s programme of work with young adults.


Green Door Cafe (*)

Emerging from an empty fruit and vegetable shop in the village, and proving to be a valuable community resource providing healthy nutritional food and internet access. (21.05.04)


Green Futures Mull (*)

Project started in June 2002 to strengthen the agricultural and wildlife tourist sectors on Mull and Iona, principally by consolidating the island's small licensed abattoir as essential to the infrastructure for local food production. (01.11.02)


Green Home, The

The Green Home began in January 2005 with a £35,000 start-up grant from The Moray Council. The Green Home is an innovative community furniture reuse & recycling social enterprise. The aim of the business is to collect unwanted furniture and electrical appliances, refurbish them and provide them to members of the community in desperate need.


Green Tracks
Green Tracks is an emerging social firm operating in the environment and conservation fields. Our philosophy of "helping people and the environment towards recovery" highlights the type of work we are involved in. (10.06.03) ...more

Green Tree, The (*)

The main aim of Banff and Macduff Community Trust is to create and encourage a sense of community and pride of place which fosters the wellbeing of the two towns – and it hopes to have found the recipe for achieving that in The Green Tree.


Greenway is a training social enterprise offering Grow Food Nature's Way" courses both in Scotland and in Lower Austria.



Greenworks (*)

 Greenworks stock environmental and salvaged building and landscape supplies for trade and public customers 


Greenyonder Tours

Greenyonder tours is a brand new, Edinburgh-based company, offering tours that will bring you closer to people and places you'd be unlikely to encounter otherwise, all on a green theme.


Greetings from Leith Ltd (*)

This week's bulletin profiles an Edinburgh-based social enterprise (a member of Social Firms Scotland and Edinburgh SEN) that designs, makes and sells a range of greeting cards. In doing so, ‘Greetings from Leith’ (GfL) aims to provide creative work for people from disadvantaged backgrounds.


Greyfriars Recycling of Wood (GRoW)

The Greyfriars Recycling of Wood Project started in 2008. It is open 4 days a week and has about 10 regular volunteers on each day. They transform unwanted church pews into beautiful, bespoke pieces of furniture.


Greyfriars Tartan

The Grassmarket Community Project (GCP) was recently awarded a grant from the Enterprise Ready Fund to develop Greyfriars Tartan which was designed in 2011 by project participant Paul Moffat, inspired by the history of Greyfriars Kirk and the Grassmarket. 



Grippoz is a subsidiary of GrowBiz, a successful community-based enterprise support organisation with charitable status in Perthshire, Scotland.


Groundwork Gardening (*)

Groundwork Gardening Project offers a wide variety of services for both individuals and organisations.


Grow to Work

Grow to Work (GtW) is a business based at Thornylee, near Galashiels, which provides a stable and sustainable work experience and training programme for young adults from a range of backgrounds.



Hadeel is a Fair Trade shop which aims to provide a sustainable source of income for craftspeople working with social enterprises in the West Bank, Gaza, as well as one in the Galilee and another in the Negev


Hansel Alliance
The operational arm of the Hansel Foundation that has been in existence since the early sixties. The Foundation was inspired by Professor Jack Tizard whose work centred on the importance of achieving the right environment for developing skills for people with learning disabilities  (28.01.05) ...more

Harbour Cafe, The

 A COMMUNITY project that’s been in the planning for nearly two years came to fruition last week with its official opening.


Haven Products
Haven Products is part of Momentum and operates as a commercially viable and efficient business, providing employment opportunities for disabled people. ...more

Haven Sign Factory

Haven Sign Factory has 44 years’ experience in sign manufacturing. Using the latest in computer technology, Sign Factory offers the complete range of signage services.



HayWired IT Centre (*)

HayWired IT Centre is a free community resource that provides a range of services to the people, organisations and businesses of Craigmillar. Currently, the centre facilitates training courses that utilise IT for learning, as well as providing access to and information on pc use, IT and the internet to all sections of the community of Craigmillar for free.


HEBRIDEAN Chocolates (*)

HEBRIDEAN Chocolates is a new social enterprise set up by Voluntary Action Lewis The business - which operates from an old bakery - is now open for business.


Hebrides Alpha

Hebrides Alpha offers a therapeutic employment opportunity for individuals who have a substance addiction problem, and who are serious about addressing it. Their activities include: Window cleaning; power washing; a textile bank; recycling; gutter cleaning; and inflatable hire.


Helm Training
Helm Training, currently celebrating its 25th year, is a charity based in Dundee and Angus that provides a range of targeted training, lifeskills and workplace skills aimed at helping young people aged between 15-19 years. ...more

Here We Are
a community resource providing information on the development, education and history of a rural area; designed and resourced by local people for the benefit of local people and visitors alike. (29.07.05) ...more

Hermitage, The

The Hermitage is a spectacular 12-hole golf course in the Braid Hills that operates as a social venture developed by Autism Ventures Scotland to help those they support to develop and improve their skills, with occupational activities and employment.


Highland Perthshire Community Interest Company, The

The Highland Perthshire Community Interest Company is a not for profit community organisation that seeks to develop and maintain the economic benefits of major events in Highland Perthshire.


Hillcrest Enterprises

Hillcrest Enterprises is the social enterprises arm of the Hillcrest Group and provides a wider range of services to the community. 


a new furniture design, restoration and recycling social enterprise in Glasgow, aiming to combat worklessness and contribute to caring for the environment. (21.07.06)...more

Home Angels

Home Basics
Currently has three main areas of activity - social, environmental and training based, around a furniture re-use project that helps disadvantaged communities and individuals in the Scottish Borders. (13.05.05) ...more

Home Supported Living Services

Home Supported Living Services` aim is to offer a wide and comprehensive range of services, on a non profit-making basis to people of any age with disabilities and to the over 60’s.


HomeAid Caithness
Providing essential household furniture and electrical items to people in Caithness and Sunderland who are struggling to survive on low income; an example of how re-using household items can benefit local communities and also the environment. (27.02.04) ...more

Homes for Good (Scotland) CIC

Homes for Good (HfG) is a brand new concept in letting, and the first of its kind in Scotland. 


Hostel Hub

Hostel Hub helps regenerate communities through great hostels. They are a social enterprise based in Perthshire - but work throughout the UK.


I Am Bikes

 I Am Bikes (IAB) is an organisation based in Cumbernauld that actively supports cycling within the community


I.Roc Wellbeing

I.Roc Wellbeing was set up to facilitate a more effective and holistic approach to mental health assessment, providing a set of outcome measurement tools which deliver more “meaningful and measurable” results.


ICE Store

Iceberg Print and Design

Iceberg is built on the principles of supplying quality products and friendly reliable service while providing a supportive and creative environment for its workers and volunteers


Identity Artworks

Identity Artworks is a social enterprise that uses creative activities to help young people challenge the way they think about themselves and their futures.


ILM Highland
Set up 10 years ago by the local Council to address long term unemployment by delivering environmental improvement projects in the area. Has grown to the point where it now operates six separate divisions that include recycling, insulation, training and home repairs. (10.12.04) ...more

Impact Arts
Impact Arts is based in Glasgow but has been involved in the management and delivery of projects from Aberdeen to Manchester. Its core work involves the creation of support and work opportunities for freelance artists committed to working with local communities. (09.06.06)...more

In Kind Direct

Founded in 1997 by HRH The Prince of Wales, In Kind Direct redistributes surplus products, donated by some of the UK’s best known companies, to a network of charities, not-for-profits and social enterprises working at home and abroad.


Inch Park Community Sports Club (IPCSC)

Lismore RFC and its partner clubs Edinburgh South Cricket Club and Edinburgh South Football Club have come together to create a community sports club in Inch Park (Inch Park Community Sports Club) to cater for all ages of the community of South Edinburgh with improved sports facilities catering for rugby, football and cricket, the site will also provide a community social space available to the wider community and local schools .


Indigo Childcare Group

Indigo Childcare Group provides a range of childcare facilities to meet the needs of you and your child. They employ a team of qualified, experienced staff who work closely together to ensure you receive the best quality childcare whichever service you need.


Infusion Co-operative (*)

Established in Edinburgh in August 2003, Infusion is a social firm that has already been involved in a number of partnership projects in the field of social and health care. (13.08.04)



Inspiralba was established in 2009 as a charitable enterprise to assist community based organisations to turn their ideas and aspirations in to robust, sustainable business activities.


Inspirational Therapies (*)

Inspirational Therapies offer extensive methods of alternative and complementary therapies designed to relax your mind, body and spirit through the use of massage and other holistic therapies.


Inspire Ventures (*)

Inspire Ventures is the social enterprise arm of Inspire - a leading North East charity supporting those with learning disabilities - and consists of Café Coast and Meeting Rooms and Café Academy.


Instant Neighbour
Since 1984, Instant Neighbour has been providing an invaluable range of services of practical help, advice and support to some of the poorest and vulnerable people in Aberdeen. Now it has won a unique contract with 5 Housing Associations in Grampian to supply furniture for their tenants. (11.11.05)...more

Instinctively Wild
Instinctively Wild is a CIC based in the Scottish Borders which offers a wide range of outdoor learning activities and training events with a focus on health, team-building, wellbeing and education.

International Network of Street Papers (INSP)

Founded in 1994, INSP (International Network of Street Papers) supports and develops over 120 street paper projects in 40 countries in 24 languages, with a combined readership of 6 million per edition.



Intlife Pain
a unique social enterprise that aims to offer simple and effective pain management techniques and training; this will lead towards the creation of an integrated multi-disciplinary wellbeing centre and a model for health delivery at community level. (04.05.07)...more

Inverclyde Community Development Trust
'The Trust' is an Inverclyde wide organisation employing over 100 staff (full and part time) in a range of care, employability, and regeneration services provided across Inverclyde. (27.07.07) ...more

Inverkip Pre 5 Centre (*)

In operation for almost 30 years, a playgroup in Inverkip in Inverclyde, that has recently changed from a parent lead organisation to a company limited by guarantee. Ideas and advice welcome (17.10.03)


Investors in Youth (*)

Investors In Youth Ltd is a new Social Enterprise based in Glenrothes, Fife.


Invisible (Edinburgh)

Invisible (Edinburgh) is a social enterprise set up in Edinburgh in 2015. It works with people who have been affected by homelessness and trains them to become walking tour guides. It also promotes alternative social minded tours of the city.


Isle Futures

Successful Development Trust on Isle of Whithorn; long term initiatives to involve: natural environment, including the traditional industries of fishing and agriculture; Crafts; tourism etc (12.03.04)


Isle of Gigha Heritage Trust
The establishment of the trust four years ago has led to new houses being built, new businesses established, many islanders are returning to live on the island, wind turbines erected and many more projects in the planning phase. (28.04.06)...more

Isle of Skye Ferry Community Interest Company
The Isle of Skye Ferry runs from the traditional crossing from the Mainland in Scotland at Glenelg to Kylerhea in the Isle of Skye. The organisation is run by the community and this came to fruition when the owner of the ferry decided to sell, and offered it to the community before putting it on the open market....more

Jeely Piece Club, The

The Jeely has something for everyone – from children & their parents/carers, to adults, community groups & small businesses.


Jura Community Shop

The Jura Community Shop on the island of Jura is owned and run by the community of Jura.  It is the island’s only Shop & Post Office and is located in the centre of Craighouse.  


Just Regional Development Trust (JRD)
JRD (Just Regional Development) Trust is a not-for-profit Charitable Trust committed to social and environmental justice, providing soft skills and confidence building to unemployed marginalised individuals and groups. ...more


Kalopsia is a creative agency that brings Textiles to a place beyond curtains and yarn.


Keith Kilt and Textile Centre

 Based in the original darning shed of the old Isla Bank Mills, the Keith Kilt and Textile Centre (KKTC) has further developed the former Keith Kilt School to include a wide range of textile courses.


Kelvin Valley Honey

Kelvin Valley Honey is an enterprise set up by Kilsyth Community Market. It was born out of people's concerns about the dramatic decline in the area's honey bee population in recent years and the negative impact this has on crop, wildlife and certain woodland trees pollination.


Kerith Counselling Service Ltd

Kerith Counselling Service Ltd was established in 2001 by a group of people with a vision for meeting a need in their local community. The service is available to everyone aged 18 years and over, irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, religion, or ethnic background. They offer a professional service at an affordable cost. Assisted places are available for those who are unable to make the full financial contribution.


Kibble Education and Care Centre

Kibble is Scotland’s specialist provider of services for at-risk children and young people. Its integrated care, education and specialist interventions help disadvantaged young people build themselves a brighter future. (15.07.14)


Kidzeco CIC

Kidzeco is a unique social enterprise, set up to benefit families in West Lothian and offer services including a shop recycling baby and children’s goods, a parenting room (with breastfeeding facilities), fun with fabric craft classes, kids parties and sunshine kidz baby and toddler group through our community room.


Kilmadock Development Trust (*)

Covering Doune and Deanston villages, near Stirling, involved in developing a range of initiatives and projects to meet the community's diverse needs and support and develop social and economic infrastructure of the area. (17.04.03)


Kilted Lobster

Nestled in the heart of Stockbridge, Kilted Lobster is first and foremost a seafood restaurant serving up delicious seafood dishes but also has a social conscience. 


Kinetic (*)

Kinetic is a developmental organisation that specialises in creating unique and innovative client centred experiences and products. Their work is split down two different lines, community and commercial. The community side involves the following activities;


Kingdom Credit Union (*)

Kingdom Credit Union is the newest credit union in Fife having been in operation for only 3 years. They are now however the largest credit union in Fife with just over 900 members and operate from 12 collection points throughout central Fife.


Kinghorn Community Land Association (KCLA)
Kinghorn Community Land Association (KCLA) was formed in March 2005 following the threatened eviction of local charity Craigencalt Ecology Centre from farmland adjoining Kinghorn Loch. Concern amongst local people prompted them to look at ways of securing the long term future of the Centre, and eventually all of Kinghorn Loch and the land surrounding it. ...more


Kipcom is a SEPA licensed social enterprise, based in Forfar, dedicated to community cohesion and waste reduction.  The service they offer is personally tailored to their customer's specific disposal needs. They will consider any size of disposal assignment whether it be one or two items or a whole warehouse.


Kirkconnel Parish Heritage Society
established in 1997 with the initial aim of recording the natural and cultural heritage of the village, and then to raise awareness of the area's heritage to locals and visitors alike. The Trust is now involved in a wide range of activities, including creating and reinstating 7 heritage sites in the village. (08.07.05) ...more

Kirkmichael Village Shop, The

The Kirkmichael Village Shop became a Community Interest Company in June 2009.


Dundee’s creative community has turned a run-down building into a food and art hub where new start-ups can showcase their work.

Knibbles is a catering business, which serves a selection of hot and cold lunches to KibbleWorks staff group and visitors, as well as tendering for public functions in which cold buffets are prepared and delivered to customers, ranging from social enterprises, to charities and the public....more

Knockando Woolmill Trust, The

The Knockando Woolmill Trust was set up in 2000 in order to rescue the Woolmill. The aim of the Trust is to ensure the Woolmill survives for the next 200 years


Knowetop Community Farm (*)

Knowetop Community Farm provides a service to local regeneration priority areas in West Dunbartonshire on environmental awareness and education, animal care and horticulture.


Ladywood Leisure Centre (*)

Ladywood Leisure Centre is a community managed facility in Penicuik, Midlothian, run as a social enterprise by the Penicuik Community, Sport and Leisure Foundation.


Lambhill Stables

Lambhill Stables is a vibrant community hub and social enterprise based in North Glasgow. We offer a variety of community-based recreational activities and educational resources for people of all ages.


LAMH Recycle Ltd

 LAMH Recycle is a social enterprise with charitable status  providing training and employment opportunities within a supportive work environment for people experiencing mental ill health and other disadvantaged groups since 1999. 


LarderBytes (CFINE) (*)

 CFINE has launched our Larderbytes e-shopping site, in Aberdeen initially, where you can order, pay online and have delivered to your door, or a number of you to your workplace, free of charge, your fresh food shopping.


Launchpad Training & Enterprise
a social enterprise in Perth and Kinross that seeks to meet the needs of disadvantaged members of their community through a range of social enterprise activities. It provides a range of services that include the Perth Furniture Project, an Accredited Training Centre and Re-cycles. (16.03.07) ...more

LEEP Recycling Ltd
A social enterprise that operates a recycling service for businesses in the Edinburgh area. LEEP Recycling aims to make recycling at work easy, convenient and cost effective, offering four different sorts of collection boxes: paper, confidential paper, cans and plastic bottles. ...more

Leith Community Crops in Pots

Leith Community Crops in Pots (L-CCIP) aims to encourage and support the people and organisations of Leith to grow food, vegetables and flowers for bees, in urban spaces, in order to improve health and well-being, community cohesion and the environment.



 Licketyspit seeks to create dynamic and meaningful theatre and related outreach and education experiences to inspire and fire the imaginations of Early Years children. 


Life Care (*)

LifeCare was originally founded in 1941 as Edinburgh & Leith Old Peoples Welfare Council (ELOPWC). It was later known as Edinburgh & Leith Age Concern (ELAC), before changing its name to Life Care (Edinburgh) Ltd, and is known as LifeCare.



 Life-Pod is a social enterprise that helps people who are affected by hoarding and other conditions that result in clutter and disorganisation.


Limelight Music

Limelight Music is a Scottish Equalities professional music training and production company and for 24 years it has been delivering high quality inclusive music projects across Scotland and in Europe. 


Lingo Flamingo

Lingo Flamingo is a new Social Enterprise providing tailored foreign language workshops to vulnerable adults to help battle against Dementia, brain ageing and other forms of mental illness. 


Lintel Trust

Lintel Trust is an unendowed charitable trust which has been working with voluntary organisations and Scottish communities since 1979.


Live Wire Productions

Live Wire Productions, as an ensemble Science Theatre in Education company, was founded in 1994 and is a unique resource for schools, the community and organisations seeking to improve an understanding of basic scientific principals as a prerequisite to change in attitudes through drama.


Living Solutions

Living Solutions is a dynamic social enterprise and recognised charity. It was set up to improve both employment and environmental well being in Scotland. Any profits made are re-invested to further boost the organisation’s mission and values.



Locavore, which means "eater of local food", is an organisation that exists to take forward projects which contribute to creating sustainable local food economies.


Loch Arthur Community (*)

Part of the Camphill Village Trust which works with adults with learning difficulties; runs one of the largest and most established organic farms in Scotland (18.07.03)


Lochaber Environmental Group
Combines social objectives with environmental goals aiding the diversion of tonnage from landfill, assisting people with limited resources to set up home, promoting environmental issues and encouraging community action. (11.07.03) ...more

Lochaber Hope
Born out of the needs of local people, Lochaber Hope was formed in November 2005 and by November 2006 we had defined our objectives, become a constituted body and had achieved charitable status. ...more

Lochbroom Woodfuels Ltd

Lochbroom Woodfuels Ltd is a trading arm of the Ullapool Community Trust (UCT).  In 2011, UCT commissioned a woodfuel assessment of the area which showed that there is a sufficient supply of timber resource to heat the whole of Ullapool.


Loft Youth Project, The

A popular youth project, providing a social venue as well as support workers for young people in Keith. Now it has gone a step further by buying a restaurant in the town's main street. This will operate as a commercial venture with profits being gift aided back to Loft. (23.09.05)


Loganlea Miners' Welfare Society and Social Club
As well as generating income through the entertainment, shows and activities on offer,  the Club provides a range of other services through its recent initiative – the Pitstop. The overall aim of the Pitstop has been to increase its engagement in social and economic activities for the good of the local community. (10.11.06)...more

Loud and Proud Choir

The choir’s origins were found in a singing class set up by the LGBT Centre for Health and Wellbeing. Following a performance in Sala, the group grew to 25 and formed a fully-fledged choir under the leadership of Karen Dietz. They now have over 60 members.



Luma-IT is an IT company specialising in working with the third sector. It provides full consultancy and IT management through the whole IT life cycle for social enterprises, charities, community and volunteer groups.


Machars Action (*)

Machars Action was set up in 1995, to provide community development support and information to an area of high rural deprivation and low wages.


Machars Action, The

Marchars Action grew out of a local development project initiated by the former Dumfries and Galloway Regional Council, in partnership with representatives from the Community Council, in partnership with representatives from the Community Council and Business Associations in the Machars of Wigtownshire.


Mactaggart Leisure Centre
The Mactaggart Leisure Centre is owned by the people of Islay and Jura and is operated by Islay and Jura Community Enterprises Ltd., a community business limited by guarantee with charitable status. ...more

Made in Tain

Made in Tain is a social enterprise which sells cosmetics and crafts, handmade by local young people, celebrated its second anniversary as a registered charity.


Made in Ullapool (*)

 A brand new venture run by volunteers and providing a desperately needed outlet for vulnerable people has opened for business in Wester Ross – just in time for Christmas!


MAEDT Marquee Hire

Mayfield and Easthouses Development Trust  (MAEDT) was set up in 2006 following extensive community consultation with the local communities of Mayfield and Easthouses in Midlothian.  Following the consultation, the community decided to set up a steering group, from which MAEDT was born


Make Do & Grow

Make Do & Grow is a social enterprise which provides low cost, second-hand clothing and toys for children aged 3-12, as well as creative sessions such as crafting and free-play.


Makers Gallery and Bistro, The

Reachout With Arts In Mind is an innovative arts and mental health project based in Alloa with 19 years experience of working with, listening, and responding to people with mental health issues.


MANY Studios

Maryhill Mobile Creche

Maryhill Mobile Crèche was established in 1987 by a group of mothers who wanted good quality childcare provision for their children, to enable them to take part in activities within their local community.


May-Tag Ltd
An established social enterprise in South Ayrshire, May-Tag operates 3 separate projects – Groundforces – Maybole Resource Centre – Maybole Access Point. The Company is currently expanding its activities into a wider social enterprise in partnership with private enterprise. (24.06.05) ...more

McLaren Leisure Centre

 McLaren Leisure Centre is a community enterprise which belongs to the local community. 


McNeill and Stone

McNeill and Stone is a new social venture providing public affairs services for community groups, individuals, companies and other organisations. With their knowledge and understanding of how the political system works, they intend to offer a service that can give as many people as possible access to decision makers. 


McSence Ltd

It was back in 1986 that Brian Tannerhill first initiated the idea of forming a Community Business that would provide employment and services to his local community as a response to the devastating effects of mining and factory closures. This business was to be called the Mayfield Community Self Employed Natural Collective Exercise or, more simply, McSence. (Dec 12)



Aberdeen-based organisation catering for the needs of the ethnic community and businesses in the north East of Scotland. Developments include Soul and Spice Café Bar, Echo Me newspaper and MeFM Radio.



MECOPP provides a variety of services to Black & Minority Ethnic carers and people in receipt of care, within Edinburgh and the Lothians.


Media Co-op

mediaco-op is a social enterprise dedicated to creating DVDs and webclips for social enterprises, charities, co-operatives and the public sector.


Melting Pot, The

An emerging social enterprise aiming to establish a flexible, shared work and meeting space in Edinburgh. The idea is to provide an incubator for progressive initiatives and individuals. (03.02.06)


Merry-Go-Round Glasgow

Merry-Go-Round Glasgow is a new children's boutique in Glasgow's Southside, packed full of high quality, pre-loved children's goods at a fraction of the original price. 


Metro Outdoors

Metro Outdoors is a social enterprise providing bespoke adventurous outdoor learning experiences across the central belt of Scotland and further afield. 


MHScot Consultancy Services

MHScot is a newly established workplace wellbeing social enterprise that understands the needs and aspirations of workplace environments in a very person-centred way.



Midlothian Advice and Resource Centre: Environmental Trading (MARC:ET)

A project in Midlothian that is moving from being a furniture recycling project to becoming a viable community business. (10.10.03)



Milk is s a new social enterprise café in Glasgow that, as well as offering good quality food and drink in pleasant surroundings will also offer work experience to asylum seeker and refugee women living in the city. 


MiMAC-Rushes (*)

MiMAC-Rushes is a community interest film, video and media access company, providing a range of services that offer support and mentoring for independent filmmaking, emerging talent and enables public access to moving image resources.


MindMosaic Counselling and Therapy

MindMosaic Counselling and Therapy is a social enterprise company formed by a group of professional people who identified a need for a provision of high quality counselling and psychotherapy services in Greenock, Gourock and Port Glasgow.


Minds Well

Mind’s Well’s aim is to reduce the need for people to resort to self-harming behaviours such as drug and alcohol abuse, eating problems, self-medication, self-injury and other such behaviours.


Mobius Project (*)

Möbius Sutherland Computer Recycling Group has recycled computers from hundreds of individuals and organisations.  (16.04.04)


MoBUS* (*)

Fife project providing transport to individuals who, for whatever reasons, can not access public transport (30.04.04)


Model x Media

Model X Media (Model X) was established in 2013 and has gone from strength to strength, working across the length and breadth of the country.



Modo is a social circus company, based in Peterhead, Aberdeenshire - using circus to engage young people across Aberdeenshire and to help them to change their lives for the better.


Moffat CAN

Moffat CAN is a community-owned company and charity. Our aims are environmental protection, relief of poverty and, especially, carbon reduction. 


Moray Art Centre

 Ten years ago, Randy Klinger held a vision for a creative arts centre, the first centre for excellence in the visual arts in Moray. Its purpose would be to promote visual arts, education and exhibitions, drawn from the world’s greatest collections. 


MOTOR-Vation Community Cars Ltd (*)

MOTOR-Vation Community Cars Ltd became independent from Trans-Fife Community Transport in April 2008 after a successful pilot scheme. It operated as Wheels to Work (Alloa) from October 2006 until March 2008.



MsMissMrs is a community interest company, serving the communities of Glasgow through the promotion of self-care and self-worth for girls and women.


MY Adventure

MY Adventure is an exciting new Social Enterprise set up by MYDG providing high quality and highly enjoyable urban and outdoor activities in the Edinburgh area.



 MyBus is  a new community transport group set up to provide a range of affordable, reliable, accessible transport services to groups and individuals unable to access suitable public transport.


Nàdair Trust, The

The Trust works in partnership with community groups and charitable bodies to deliver heritage projects throughout the Argyll Islands. (01.09.06)


NATA CIC is the trading arm of North Area Transport Association in Glasgow established in January 2004 with two mini-buses....more

Natural Way Burial
a membership based not for profit organisation which promotes ecologically friendly, affordable, personalised funerals encourages the creation of natural burial sites in Scotland (03.10.06)

Ness Handmade Toiletries

Ness Handmade Toiletries produces a range of hand-made soap and bath products in Inverness, the capital of the Highlands of Scotland. 


Ness Soaps
Produces a range of natural hand made soaps for both the retail and wholesale market. Ness Soaps is Merkinch Development Ventures's first trading venture and will provide supported employment for people with disabilities and people who have been out of work for some time. (24.03.06) ...more

Networks4Learning Limited

Networks4Learning Limited (N4L) is a new social enterprise with social and environmental concerns. Its primary objective is to provide specialized information technology training in the field of computer networking to vulnerable young individuals within communities in Glasgow, who are in danger of social exclusion.


New Galloway Community Enterprises Ltd

New Galloway Community Enterprises Ltd (NGCE) is a community benefit company that was set up to purchase the last remaining general store in the New Galloway village.


New Moray LETS

In Forres, Scotland's largest Community Exchange, more than half a million LETS (Local Exchange Token) 'spent' since 1997 on child care, car share, gardening, home help, therapies, home made arts. (08.08.02)


New Start Highland

Work has begun on a £1.2million extension to New Start Highland's Inverness base which will increase its warehouse capacity and provide new services.


New Two

New Two is a social enterprise which operates as the trading arm of the registered charity of Second Opportunities. Based in Glasgow, New Two supplies furniture packages, office furniture, and offers re-upholstery, man and van hire and assembly services.


Newarthill Credit Union (*)

Newarthill credit union was formally established in 1977, being a collection point for Mossend credit union prior to that date. In the early years it was operated from officer's homes and latterly from local community centres, and was open for no more than 6 hours a week. The credit union grew continually throughout the subsequent years with no direct advertising, with the best method being word of mouth. In 1997 it invested in its own High Street premises, which was seen as a great achievement by the local community and was well publicised by the local press


Newbold House

 Newbold House is a beautifully maintained Victorian mansion in the north-east of Scotland, dedicated to wellbeing. They are a transformative retreat space and workshop venue with a range of excellent educational courses about living sustainably, personal evolution and nature connection.


NEWCO Media Centre Ltd

Newmilns Snow and Sports Complex
Developing the existing Ski Slope facility in Newmilns plus additional leisure and educational activities to benefit the local community. (06.02.04) ...more

Part of Second Opportunities which has developed from a small grant funded charity involved in the collection and recycling of second hand furniture to a self-financing social business, the profits from which now support its charitable activities. (27.10.05)...more

Next Stage

Next Stage is a social enterprise (CIC) that delivers health and wellbeing education to schools, athletes, and organisations across Scotland.



 ng2 is a new social enterprise company set up by North Glasgow Housing Association has made a big impact in the area in only its first 6 months of operation. 


North Coast Leisure (*)

With a local population of only 1600 and a catchment area the size of greater London,  North Coast Leisure Centre (NCLC) covers 800 square mile geography from its Highland outpost in Bettyhill. The Centre consists of a swimming pool, sauna and fitness suite and delivery of outreach classes across the region – but that’s hardly doing it justice. 


North East Arts Touring

North East Arts Touring (NEAT) has been bringing professional touring performances to the North East of Scotland since 1985 via a network of volunteer promoters.


North Edinburgh Childcare
The organisation developed in response to an identified need for affordable, flexible childcare in North Edinburgh that would enable local parents and carers to access increased opportunities for work, training or education. (17.08.07)...more

North Edinburgh Childcare
North Edinburgh Childcare (NEC) first opened its doors to children in the spring of 1997. The organisation developed in response to an identified need for affordable, flexible childcare in North Edinburgh that would enable local parents and carers to access increased opportunities for work, training or education.

North Glasgow Community Food Initiative (NGCFI)

North Glasgow Community Food Initiative (NGCFI) has operated as a non-profit making organisation since June 2001. It was initially established by students from Student Action For Refugees (STAR) at Glasgow University, under the name of the North Glasgow Food Co-op.


Northmavine Community Development Company

The population of Northmavine is one of the most peripheral on the mainland of Shetland and covers its largest geographical area, stretching from Mavis Grind in the south to North Roe in the north and Eshaness in the west.


Norton Park Conference Centre

 Norton Park Conference Centre has been developed with a commitment to sustainability, socially, environmentally and economically. 


Nursery Needs

Nursery Needs is a social enterprise, based in Kilsyth, that specialises in the collection and refurbishment of children’s nursery equipment, ready for re-sale to families in the local community and other social groups. 


Oban Pheonix

Oban Pheonix is a West Coast arts venue to be enjoyed and cherished by all who step through its doors.


On The Corner (OTC Scotland)

OTC is a thriving new network of social enterprises, community projects and creatives. 


One Plus*

One Plus is an innovative, Scottish organisation with twenty five years experience of working in partnership offering new opportunities to Lone Parents and other families. (08.09.06)


One Stop Childcare (*)

From small beginings in Wester Hailes 1998, now employs around 60 permanent staff, over 40 sessional workers and is providing a range of services for almost 300 children every week in West of Edinburgh and beyond (24.01.03)


One Stop Shop (*)

The One Stop Shop project is a national initiative launched in 2000 by the Coal Industry Social Wlefare Organisation with the overall aim of enabling Miners Welfare Schemes to increase their engagement in social and economic activites for the good of the communities they serve.


One World Shop
Started in 1982, it has evolved into a leading fair trade retail company selling a wide range of handmade goods, including jewellery, textile, furniture, toys, cards, books and food. (07.04.06)...more

Ormlie Community Association (*)

Based in Thurso, founded in 1997, it's been involved in a range of social, economic and environmental projects designed to regenerate the area. (updated 21.03.05)


Our Power’s wood chipping plant

Our Power - The first community-owned chipping plant in Scotland


Ouroboros Sports (*)

 Ouroboros Sports is a CIC (Community Interest Company) run on a “Not for Profit” basis. Although Ouroboros sports is a “Not for Profit” scheme it is the Ouroboros teams belief that all our projects must have the potential to be self-sustaining and be able to run without constant external funding.


Out of the Blue

Since 1993 has transformed Edinburgh's old bus depot into a bustling hive of activity, with over 30 artists studios, and around 5,000 people a month attending a variety of events within the famous 'Bongo Club'. (06.12.02)


Out of the Darkness Theatre Company
Founded in 1992, it has transformed itself into an independent full time professional theatre company since its early days as a well-supported voluntary organisation. As well as heightening awareness of issues such as disability and wider social exclusion, ODTC also provides education and training in theatre skills. (16.12.05)...more

Outf!t Moray

By 2015, Outf!t-Moray intends to be the leading social enterprise in outdoor education in Scotland providing a range of services and products to young people, families, local communities and visitors. They will do this through actively developing potential through outdoor learning and adventure and to make a difference to the lives of young people in Moray enabling them to become positive contributors to their community.


PACE Recruitment
the first Social Enterprise recruitment company in Scotland, PACE specialises in finding the right people for the right jobs (11.05.07)...more

Parkhead Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB)

Established in 1990 to alleviate the effects of poverty, disadvantage and economic exclusion experienced by people living in the east end of Glasgow, through the provision of information, advice, advocacy, negotiation and representation. (11.03.05)


Pass IT On

Collects donated computers, adapts them and passes them on to people with disabilities in the Edinburgh (EH) postcode area (18.11.14).


Patons and Baldwins Recreation Club (*)

Patons and Baldwins Recreation Club in Alloa is a community facility consisting of a bar, function hall and bowling club.  The facilities are used for bowling, functions, community events, bingo and social venue.


Peace of Mind

Peace of Mind is a collaboration between the charity SPAEN and Respite Now C.I.C. - offering a range of supports and services to people with 10 or less hours of self-directed support per week.


Peacock Visual Arts
Peacock Printmakers (Aberdeen) Ltd. was established in 1974 by a group of artists, led by Arthur Watson, who wanted to have a facility in the city for making fine art prints. After much searching an old workshop was found in the centre of Aberdeen and leased from the Trustees of St Andrew's Cathedral; ...more

Pearce Institute, The

The Pearce Institute, affectionately known as the PI, has been at the heart of the Govan community since 1906.


Peel Primary Food Co-op (*)

They may be only nine and 10 years old, but eight West Lothian schoolchildren are ticking all the boxes as Scotland strives to raise levels in education, social awareness, enterprise, ethical practice and good diet.


People’s Development Trust, The

The People’s Development Trust is committed to ensuring that it secures the best possible opportunities and benefits for the people of the area, and supports the long term regeneration of the area. 


Peterhead Projects Ltd
Peterhead Projects Limited is a social enterprise company - owned and led by members of the community - and limited by guarantee.  It was founded in February 2009 to initiate new projects in the community and relies on its own projects for self sufficiency. To further its aims the company requires to generate income through social enterprises, with all profits made being re-invested in the community.

Pickaquoy Centre, The Trust

 The Pickaquoy Centre Trust is a charitable trust registered with the Office of the Scottish Charities Regulator (OSCR).  The Trust assumed responsibility for the management of The Pickaquoy Centre on 6 April 1999.  


Pinkston Watersports

Pinkston Watersports is a community paddlesports centre based in Glasgow, offering a broad range of urban watersport facilities to organisations and individuals.


Pitlochry Area Community Interest Company (PACIC) (*)

Planning Aid for Scotland (PAS) (*)

Planning Aid for Scotland (PAS) is a unique, independent and award-winning charity that helps people shape their communities by engaging with the planning system. It is the leading voice on community engagement in planning, being seen as professional, trusted, impartial and effective.


Play Pieces Art Ltd

Play Pieces Arts Ltd is the home of new theatre writing from the Highlands and manages and co-ordinates the popular Lunchtime Theatre Season and The Wee Theatre Festival.



Playbusters was originally set up to address the lack of good quality and safe play areas for children and young people in the East End of Glasgow.


Pollokshaws Burgh Hall

Pollokshaws Burgh Hall is a category ‘A’ listed building located opposite the entrance to Pollok Country Park, where the Burrell Collection is housed.


Port Edgar Watersports (PEW) CIC

Port Edgar Watersports (PEW) CIC is the largest watersports and activity centre in Scotland.


Port Mor Centre, The

In summer 2001, 18 hectares of land on the outskirts of the village of Port Charlotte on the Isle of Islay was put on the open market. The land contained a relatively informal yet frequently used and highly valued football pitch that was maintained and utilised by the local football team, Kilchoman Football Club.


Positive Steps Initiatives (PSI)

PSI provides a wide range of services under its Social Enterprise Division - bringing its outstanding knowledge of public, private and third sector landscapes to the forefront. PSI offers its clients a unique range of services, Private Rental Supported Accommodation, Enhance Education and  Research, SROI,   Consultancy Services  that deliver on social impact whilst creating sustainable streams of additional income to further develop the work undertaken by its parent company, Positive Steps.



Possobilities was established in 1984 by disabled people in North Glasgow. Over the last 25 years it has grown and developed into one of the most respected voluntary organisations in the city through its role as a community hub. 


Prestoungrange Arts Festival Society

Unique blend of 'Cyberfeudalism' and social entrepreneurship, active in supporting industrial heritage, educational and leisure activities in the area (30.08.02)


Prestoungrange Gothenburg
Built in 1908 and reopened in July 2004 under the original Gothenburg Principles of its founders. The 'Goth' also houses East Lothian's first micro-brewery, producing Fowler's beers – brewed in the town until the 1960s (23.07.04) ...more

PrintAbility (*)

Printability is to re-brand itself as a fulfilment solutions company after recognising a niche in the digital market by offering internet retailers fulfilment solutions


PrintAbility Scotland Limited (*)

Aberdeen social firm using the latest printing technology and employing people with mental health problems, aiming to be first 'true' social firm in North East Scotland. 23.03.03)


Project 31

As a thriving social enterprise, Project 31 is available to deliver a range of services.  All the money generated is reinvested into the project's work in the community.    


Project Ability
Glasgow-based Arts Company specialising in creating opportunities for disabled people to gain access to the visual arts; long-term programme of local, national and international artistic and cultural events, exhibitions and exchanges. (Posted 14.03.03) ...more

Project OsKar

Project OsKar operates their showroom from 55 Clark Street, Paisley, PA3 1QS. They refurbish and clean all the items that are donated before displaying them for sale. 


Pulteneytown People’s Project
Pulteneytown People’s Project (known locally as ‘PPP’) was started by the local community in 2003 with the aim of creating opportunities to improve life chances, quality of life and economic well-being.

Quay Community Improvements

Quay is a new subsidiary company of Port of Leith Housing Association (PoLHA) and has been registered as a Community Interest Company, meaning that profits generated will go directly into the communities PoLHA works with to support social, economic and physical improvements.


Radiant and Brighter

Radiant and Brighter experienced many challenges when it re-located from Uganda to the UK. 


Radio City
Radio City was setup in early 2004 to identify ways of providing, both much needed local facilities and a use for a disused former Cinema which occupies a prime site in Kilbirnie Town Centre....more

Rag Tag n Textile
an aspiring social firm in Lochalsh that has just opened a new workshop in Balmacara. Rag Tag n Textile uses its workshop facilities to create new fashion items and soft furnishings of high quality from discarded and unwanted fabric or clothing. In time, they hope to offer a waste collection service for other textile industries. (13.07.07)...more

Rainbow Crafts Fife (*)

Rainbow Crafts Fife is a social enterprise organisation, operating from Crosshill Business Centre near Lochgelly Fife.


Rainbow Turtle
Rainbow Turtle was set up in Paisley in 2002 by a group of friends concerned with the promotion and development of fair trade. Their objective is to raise public awareness of fair trade and encourage more people to buy fairly traded products...more


Re-Union is a social enterprise operating on the Union Canal in Edinburgh and Falkirk. Set up in 2004 Re-Union's aim is to encourage canal communities to engage positively with their canal. (16.04.14)


Re:make Scotland

re:make is a social enterprise with educational and environmental aims. We specialise in craft and construction workshops finding new uses for reclaimed, scrounged and found objects while encouraging children and adults from 5 to 85 to use tools with confidence.


Reach for the Sky Basketball

Reach for the Sky Basketball is a South Lanarkshire based organisation which aims to tackle communities social and economic issues by providing opportunities and pathways for young people and community members using the sport of Basketball as a vehicle.


formed by High school pupils in Inverness, the  CIC has started developing 3 enterprises in Food Production, IT and, now in the development of a building – Real Place (29.06.07)...more

REAP Scotland

REAP (Rural Environmental Action Project) is a local charity and social enterprise which works with local communities and agencies to raise awareness of sustainable development and through this promote action which seeks to meet locally identified needs.


ReBOOT (*)

A charitable organisation set up to redistribute and recycle obsolete computer equipment, the first project of its kind in the North of Scotland. (02.05.03)


Recycle Fife

A social enterprise which provides recycling services close to source and, which engages with the community in promoting the benefits of recycling and other environmental issues. (02.08.12)


Recycle Mobility Centre

Recycle Mobility Centre (RMC) began trading in March 2014 and is based in Clydebank. It is a registered social enterprise with the aim of providing new, but predominantly second-hand refurbished mobility equipment.


Recycling Advisory Group Scotland (RAGS)

provides a voice for the community recyclers, composters and re-users delivering local solutions to the waste problem and so bringing economic, social and environmental benefit to communities in Scotland. (Posted:28.02.03)



 Recyke-a-bike was set in motion in June 2006.  Developed by Fallin Community Enterprises, the main objectives were to reduce the impact of waste on the environment and to provide employment and training opportunities within the Fallin area.


Red and Black (*)

For the past 4 years AskClyde has been a successful project within the local economic development landscape. This week marks a historic milestone in the organisation's journey as it becomes Red & Black Innovations Community Interest Company (trading as 'Red & Black').



the international leader in the recovery, recycling, buying and supplying of used printer cartridges and mobile/cell phones. It specialises in providing substantial revenue streams to charities, NGO's, schools, community groups and commercial organisations. (07.10.05)


Redhall Walled Garden (*)

From Edinburgh, training and real work experiences for people who have or have experienced mental health difficulties. Work is centred on horticultural activities using organic principles. Produce is grown and sold on site. (09.08.02)


Reeltime Music
Reeltime Music is a dynamic music charity, based near Motherwell, which believes passionately in creating opportunities for all young people especially those who are socially excluded in North Lanarkshire. The organisation runs a recording and rehearsal facility as well as providing short and long term music based outreach workshops which aim to build confidence and personal, social and group skills a well as providing volunteering opportunities, information and advice, and live music events for young people to be involved in....more

Relationships Scotland Family Mediation (Tayside and Fife)

Relationships Scotland Family Mediation Tayside and Fife (RSFM) was established in 1986 as Family Mediation Tayside and is a member of Relationships Scotland, and conforms to their Standards and Code of Practice.


Remake Up

Remake Up is the brainchild of Pedro Santos and Cristina Bernardino, whose aim was to build a business to help the 1.5m people in the UK who suffer from depression due to a perceived skin deformation.


RePaint Scotland

Last year 400 million litres of paint (retail and trade) were sold in the UK. Of this, it is estimated that approximately 56 million litres are unused, stored in homes or garages or just thrown away



REQUIPIT was founded in 2005 by Bethany Christian Trust and Raj Mair of Innovation IT. Initially the business focused purely on IT refurbishment and Bethany ran a separate workshop focusing on electrical appliance refurbishment.



Resolve is a social enterprise, based in Edinburgh city centre, offering personalised solutions for dealing with stress and life’s challenges - working closely with individuals and businesses to identify their needs and to deliver a tailored wellbeing package.



ReTweed is a brand new enterprise based in the fishing town of Eyemouth in South East Scotland.



Roadwise is the largest independent and first social enterprise driver training organisation in the North East of Scotland.


Roar: Connections for Life

Roar, based in Paisley, is a provider of preventative, health and wellbeing services for older people through the development of community opportunities that connect live


Rosemount Lifelong Learning
Rosemount Lifelong Learning provides a variety of lifelong learning opportunities and support for the local community in North East Glasgow.

Rosie’s Social Enterprises (RSE) – Building on Strengths for Success

Rosie’s Social Enterprises is part of the charity Turning Point Scotland. We provide vocational training, support and work experience for people recovering from acquired brain injuries, mental health and a range of other conditions.


Royston Road Project

North Glasgow project which started as a response to threatened demolition of local landmark, and has since raised over £1.5m to create, manage and deliver award-winning projects benefiting the local community. (16.08.02)


Ruchill Furniture Project (*)

Established 1992, located in the Maryhill area of Glasgow, its key aim is to relieve the poverty of people on low income and state benefits by providing essential household furniture. (04.09.02)


Run Native

Run Native is an online market place, created by social enterprise for social enterprise launching in November 2012.


formed in 1995 as an association of technical and production managers from the major theatres in Scotland.  Its aims are to promote and improve technical standards of staff working within the performing arts in Scotland. Today over 800 staff are represented. (15.07.05)...more

Saffron Cafe
A young enterprise franchise that is run by young people. The Saffron Cafe is currently in discussion with Cafedirect, the fairtrade coffee company, to discuss possible links in the future that might help our outlets. ...more

Salmon Bothy, The

The Salmon Bothy is owned and run by the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival. It comprises a museum housed in what were the ice chambers which displays artifacts and information about Portsoy's harbours, the industry and trade and the Salmon Fishing operations.


Sandhaven and Pitullie Harbour Trust
Set up in 1999, as a company registered by guarantee and a registered charity, by the community of Sandhaven and Pitullie. The aim was to revitalise the local harbour and in so doing revive the fortunes of the local community (20.05.05) ...more

Scallops Direct Alba Ltd

Scallops Direct Alba Ltd is a not for profit business reinvesting all surpluses into developing and expanding the business. As a social enterprise, its objectives are to assist long term unemployed back into work either through re-training or work experience and also people that may experience barriers to mainstream employment



SCARF is a vibrant and value-driven social enterprise with its head office in Aberdeen, and activities across the North East of Scotland.


Schools out in Troon
Schools Out In Troon, constituted in 2001/2002, is a parent managed organisation that runs as a 48 place Out Of School care club. The service offers before & after school care and holiday care for P1 to S2 children attending local schools in Troon. They provide childcare to around 120 families in Troon and are the biggest local provider and only OSC in the area. Schools Out In Troon are registered with the Care Commission and operate from a local church hall – altho` not affiliated to the church - and pay a private let charge. New Opportunities & Awards for All funding provided help them get started in their first year. Since then, however, they have been sustaining themselves through income generated from fees.



Scotiability (*)

 Scotiability is a Fife based company set up in 2010 by Andrew Laker in association with Brag Enterprises Ltd


Scottish Carnival Arts (*)

Portfolio includes events, workshops promoting work of local artists, and bringing together local communities with Glasgow's growing international community. SCA has been involved in many of the city's successful ongoing multicultural events. (21.11.03)


Scottish Churches House
Provides meeting and training space, conference room facilities as well as accommodation for residentials as well as running their own programme of events. (08.04.05) ...more

Scottish Ecological Design Association (SEDA)

Scotland's foremost advocate for ecological design, SEDA is a nonprofit organisation committed to the promotion of ecological design concepts. (16.05.02)


Scottish Mining Convalescent Trust, Blair Castle
part of the Scottish Mining Convalescent Trust and, as well as providing a valuable resource for ex-miners and their families, also operating as a social enterprise offering conference and residential facilities. (04.08.06)...more

Scottish Wholefood Collective Warehouse
trading as GreenCity Wholefoods workers' co-operative, aims to create a non-exploitative workplace which takes into consideration the interests of the workers, the community and the environment as a whole. (18.06.04) ...more

SD Enterprise
a social enterprise founded to provide training and development opportunities for individuals and organisations in community work, youth work, Street work, social enterprise, positive child nutrition and personal development. (10.03.06) ...more

Secure Artistic Talent (SAT)
S A T ‘making things happen’ works in the widest imaginable range of youth and community settings to maximise accessibility to our projects and to the arts. ...more

Set in Motion (*)

This week's bulletin profiles a new Community Interest Company (CIC) based in Edinburgh. Set in Motion launched by founders Simon Gall and Sean Barry. Between them Simon and Sean have over 25 years experience working with young people, parents and carers from a wide range of backgrounds.


Shazam Theatre Company
Shazam Theatre Company (SCIO) is a new company with a collection of groups which attempt to cater to all individuals. 

Shetland Arts

 Shetland Arts is the lead arts agency in Shetland.We’re here to support creative people. We believe that creativity is an important part of everybody’s life, no matter who you are, where you live or what you do.


Shopmobility Paisley and District (*)

Within the Paisley area offers assistance to people experiencing a mobility or sensory impairment access shops and other facilities through the use of equipment and or the assistance of volunteer escorts. 


Sighthill Community One Stop Shop (*)

Being set up with a view to providing a "One Stop Shop" for information and advice to all sections of local community. Involves refurbishment of a derelict supermarket, converting it into a community facility, to open 9am -10pm, 7 days a week. (05.09.03)


Sikh Sanjog

Sikh Sanjog was set up in 1989 to support Sikh women and their families to access mainstream services. Over the last couple of years, they have established a new venture - their Social Enterprise Catering Project.


Silver Birch (Scotland) Ltd (*)

Organic social enterprise that provides a variety of work experience for individuals with learning difficulties by operating a compost production facility in Kirkintilloch and a garden plant production centre.


Simply Play

Simply Play believes that parents should be able to be in employment or education while their children are safe.



Skidaddle is a new social enterprise, based in Callander, providing and promoting sport and adventure opportunities in rural central Scotland with social and economic benefits for local communities.


Skinny, The

A new free creative arts, entertainment and listings made for people who live, work and play in Edinburgh and Glasgow, and compiled by people who are doing exactly that. By embedding itself firmly within the creative arts scene, the publication will also prove a catalyst to further stimulate the vibrancy of the two cities. (14.10.05)


SKSscotland combines the experience of business in the commercial, private sector with extensive operational knowledge of working in the third sector. Combined with your creative ideas, we can help you develop the long term sustainability of your organisation. ...more

Small Green Spaces

Small Green Spaces is a new social enterprise in Edinburgh, set up by three friends with over twelve years of experience of community gardening. They are dedicated to turning empty city spaces into Small Green Spaces, using locally and ethically sourced products to create long lasting mini-gardens. No space is too small!


Small Green Spaces

Small Green Spaces (SGS) is a new social enterprise in Edinburgh, set up by three friends with over twelve years’ experience of community gardening. 


Soap Co (Edinburgh) (*)

New social firm that has just opened a retail outlet on the Royal Mile in Edinburgh; offers a wide range of handmade, locally produced, high quality soap and bathing related products. Run by Forth Sector, it creates supported employment and training opportunities for people with severe and enduring mental health problems. (19.11.04)


Social Bite

Social Bite is a "type 2" social business. It sells handmade and fresh sandwiches, baguettes, soups and salads through a growing chain of retail shops and by delivering to offices directly.


Social Enterprise School: Stonelaw High School (*)

From a tuck shop contained in a drawer in the R.E. filing cabinet,students at Stonelaw High School have established a thriving social enterprise with a four year turnover of £62,000.


Social Purchasing Portal, Toronto, Canada, The

In Canada recently, Colin Campbell got the chance to meet up with folks from social enterprise in Ottawa and Toronto. Colin says "While the Canadians see themselves as being about 5 years behind Scotland, lacking political buy in and a well developed infrastructure of specialist support services, there are some impressive examples of success, including the Social Purchasing Portal, profiled here.


Solas Scotland

Solas Insulation Limited and Solas Assist Limited are the trading arms of Solas Scotland, a registered charity.


Solstice (*)

Aberdeen based Social Firm, specialising in a gardening service.  This involves contract work for open space maintenance, assisted garden maintenance for less able tenants, as well as a private gardening service for the public. (17.09.04)


Soul Food Sisters

Soul Food Sisters (SFS) is an all-female social enterprise, and are on the look out for potential new members.


South West Community Cycles (SWCC)

South West Community Cycles (SWCC) is an established social enterprise based in Pollokshaws West Railway Station, on the periphery of Pollok Park).


Southside Media
A new Community Interest Company based in the southside of Glasgow whose first newspaper is called G41 and serves the communities of Pollokshields and Strathbungo. (27.01.06) ...more

SPACE aims to create a Centre of Excellence for Social Enterprise by housing Edinburgh's leading social enterprises, providing support to emerging and transforming social enterprises, and building on the added value of co-location. (28.07.06) ...more

Space Artworks

Space Artworks is an exciting new gallery, craft shop and art workshop space based in Morningside (Edinburgh).


 Through involvement, promotion and discovery of the arts and personal creativity, SPARC provides inclusive opportunities for participation in a diverse range of high quality multi-arts-based activities. (19.08.05)...more

Spoon Cafe

Spoon Café is situated on the corner of Albion Street and Trongate deep in the heart of Glasgow’s Merchant City. 


Spruce Carpet Tiles
a new social enterprise based in Govan - Spruce Carpet Tiles. A sister organisation to the award-winning Spruce Carpets, it offers a supply and fit service for recycled carpet tiles. (18.08.06)



Spruce Carpets
Collects in donations of unwanted carpets in good condition from households and refurbishes them using a simple industrial cleaning process. Reconditioned carpets are then sold at low prices and can also fitted for the customer. (17.06.05)

St Jude’s Laundry

St Jude’s is a commercial laundry providing services to businesses and organisations in Edinburgh, the Lothians and Borders.


Staran CIC

Staran is a social enterprise company established by Third Sector Hebrides as part of their group - Staran means pathway in Scottish Gaelic.



Starcatchers is a pioneering organisation that specialises in performances and creativity for babies, toddlers and young children aged 0-5 and their parents and carers in Scotland.


Stenhousemuir Football Club Community Interest Company (*)

Stenhousemuir Football Club has just adopted a new approach to running a football club and become a Community Interest Company (CIC). It is the first football club in the main leagues of Scotland and England to do this.


Step Too
Set up by the Housing Charity, Positive Steps in Dundee. While Positive Steps concentrates on providing specialist housing and living skills support to vulnerable adults, Step Too, a trading company, assists people in the next stage of their journey to independence and/or employment. (26.05.06)...more

Stepping Out – Yurt Project (*)

 Stepping Out has been operating as mental health project in East Lothian since 1993. Their aims include removing the barriers that prevent people from taking part in 'life'.  


StepUp Shoeshine CIC
StepUp Shoeshine CIC is a Glasgow-based Community Interest Company. Through bringing a professional shoeshine service to business executives, it aims to offer ethical training, jobs and a stronger future to people who have been out of work.

Stepwell's purpose is to support you as you journey through life. ...more

Stewartry Care
the largest independent provider of personal health care at home services in Dumfries & Galloway, and now the largest employee owned company in the south of Scotland. (13.04.07)...more

STIRgrafik (*)

STIRgrafik is a developing social enterprise that is offering design solutions from websites, logos and business cards to photography and advertising support, and can call on the services of a dedicated team with a wide range of skills in the graphic and web design fields. (24.09.04)


Is a network of community projects linking business, environment and people, such as CCBP, recycling timber into compost bins, and STIR Paper, recycling office paper into quality bespoke paper goods (23.04.04) ...more


Stramash delivers top quality outdoor learning, outdoor activities, expeditions and outdoor sports development. Adventure, exploration and challenge are all part of what Stramash can offer you


Strange Theatre

Strange Theatre is a social enterprise based in Edinburgh, producing theatre and film with a social impact. Their productions come in the shape of live theatre, film, interactive issue-based drama projects and skills development groups.


Strange Town

Strange Town is a theatre company which aims to enable young people to fulfil their creative potential.  Strange Town seeks to fill a gap in quality theatre provision for 8-25 year olds in Edinburgh.


Stranraer Millennium Centre Community Trust, The

The Stranraer Millennium Centre Community Trust was formed to operate the current facility in George Street, Stranraer which was bought from the Co-op in 1998 with help from the Small Towns Initiative and Dumfries and Galloway Enterprise.


Strathfillan Community Development Trust (*)

A rural Development Trust whose projects include two community woodlands and building a Playpark; instrumental in a nursery school being able to be established by the Council in Crianlarich (22.08.03)


Strathpeffer Pavilion Association
Dedicated to restoring and revitalising the famous and historic Pavilion as a flexible multi-functional social, cultural and entertainment centre for the whole Highland community (09.01.04) ...more

Street Soccer Scotland (*)

Street Soccer Scotland is a Social Enterprise which aims to use sport to tackle social exclusion and thereby improve the lives of a range of socially disadvantaged groups.


Subliminal Directions (*)

A Fife social enterprise in Fife helping young and disadvantaged people realise and develop their creative abilities in photography and music. Subliminal Directions' core product is a 13 week programme that covers a range of skills. (20.08.04)


Sunny Govan FM
set up to be financially independent and genuinely representative of the Govan community and other local communities of interest, Sunny Govan FM provides a range of services and opportunities for the local community, including training, education and entertainment. (05.04.07) ...more

Sustainable Communities Initiative
From Fife, a voluntary organisation working to encourage and support sustainable living throughout Scotland, for example by the building and promotion of 'Earthships'... (31.05.02)

Sustainable Thinking Scotland CIC

Sustainable Thinking Scotland (STS) CIC is a social enterprise created and designed to address food poverty, climate change and a reduction in landfill use.


Sustainable Wood Solutions CIC (*)

Sustainable Wood Solutions CIC is a Glasgow based Social Enterprise set up to reduce the amount of timber entering landfill.


Swamp Creative Media Centre

Swamp is a social enterprise and registered Charity operating from a large multimedia arts venue in Pollok situated in the South West area of Glasgow.


Talking Mats Ltd

The Talking Mats team have been working for several years to realise their vision of setting up a social enterprise to improve the lives of people with communication difficulties and those close to them through the use of Talking Mats.


Tayside Foundation for the Conservation of Resources (TFCR)

The Tayside Foundation for the Conservation of Resources (TFCR) in Dundee, is a 'more than profit' organisation set up in April 1995 as a company limited by guarantee. Since the beginning they have survived by generating all their own income and reused or recycled materials to a value approaching £0.5 million. 


Tayside Re-Users

Tayside Re-Users is a social enterprise founded in 1992 in Dundee as an environmental charity with the main aim to divert goods from landfill thereby providing a sustainable use for goods too easily discarded by a throwaway society.  



In June 2009, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. Within a couple of weeks I had received surgery to remove lump and lymph nodes, this left 2 wounds, close together underarm.


The Ally Bally Bee Project

How do you explain dementia to a six year old? The Ally Bally Bee Project’s objective is help to make such difficult conversations a little easier with a personalised children’s book about dementia – which they plan to have ready for Christmas 2016.


The Atholl Centre

The Atholl Centre is a conference & holiday centre and community venue, offering warm, friendly service and affordable comfort. They serve as a well-equipped venue for education, training & networking and as an accessible home away from home for guests of all ages, physical capabilities and backgrounds; a welcoming guest house for visitors to the beauty of Pitlochry.


The Base, Kilmarnock (*)

 The Base is a community enterprise in Kilmarnock providing a range of services from its multi-purpose premises in the town centre


The Caravan Project

This week’s bulletin profiles a new member of Glasgow SEN, The Caravan Project (TCP). TCP is the trading name of Drumchapel Caravan Project, a co-operative in North Glasgow that provides respite holidays to 60 families in poverty and living in the north west of Glasgow. 


The Care & Wellbeing Co-op

In 2012, the community-based support enterprise GrowBiz was invited by Perth and Kinross Council to submit a proposal to support innovative, local and individual services to people with support needs in rural areas. 



The Carrick Centre

Since it opened in 2012, the Carrick Centre has grown and developed to be an integral part of the local community and surrounding area. 


The Circle

The Circle is a new social enterprise in Dundee that started trading in early 2016.


The Crags Community Sports Centre

A group of basketballers re-opened the Centre in January 2012 after it was closed by the local authority. The Centre is now up and running featuring community groups like basketball, roller derby and aerial yoga


The East Ate (TEA)

Food is a common denominator, a notion inherently known to each human being, irrespective of race, religion or background.


The Ecology Centre

The Ecology Centre is an established (1998) social enterprise nestled on the eastern shore of Kinghorn Loch in Fife. We actively use nature and the environment as a tool to improve quality of life.


The Edinburgh Remakery

The Edinburgh Remakery is a brand new project based in the heart of Leith, led by social enterprise, Remade in Edinburgh. It offers to its customers, retail and workspace areas, with a focus on quality products and services


The Ferret


The Ferret is an in-depth investigative journalism platform for Scotland and beyond.  Their current plan is to work with supporters to conduct a series of themed investigations. 

The GCIL Equality Academy (*)

The GCIL Equality Academy is a social enterprise, with equality at the core of all its services - providing training, consultancy, and organisational development services to all sectors.


The Good Morning Service

A dynamic, innovative charity who has set the standard for telephone befriending and alert services.


The Greyfriars Charteris Centre

The Greyfriars Charteris Centre is made up of the former Kirk O’Field (Charteris Memorial) Church together with its basement hall (Harry Miller Hall), and the former St Ninian’s Mission (also known as St Ninian’s or Kirk O’Field Centre) containing an additional hall (St Ninian’s Hall) and office spaces


The Heartlander

The Heartlander is a new and innovative news magazine produced by Highland Perthshire Media Ltd. It will be the centrepiece of a high-tech media hub designed to inform, engage and involve everyone living in the Highland Perthshire part of Scotland. The magazine operates as a social enterprise - with any profits being re-invested in the magazine.


The Home Straight

The Home Straight was founded by sisters Olivia Robertson and Clare Cooper in March 2012 with the goal of helping older people live, for as long as possible in their own home.


The Knoydart Foundation Shop

The Knoydart Foundation Shop is one of the activities that allows the community-run Knoydart Foundation to earn a secondary income to reinvest in the people and the place.


The Larder

The Larder is a new and exciting social enterprise in West Lothian with a passion for food  - delivering kids cookery classes with adult and student classes coming soon.


The Libertie Project

The Libertie Project is a social enterprise that runs arts and craft activities for offenders, those at risk of offending, their families and victims of crime, as a therapeutic medium to improve general health and wellbeing, develop pre-employability skills and reduce re-offending throughout the Highlands


The Makers Gallery & Bistro

The Makers Gallery & Bistro is a social enterprise, based in Alloa, providing employability training and personal development opportunities for unemployed people experiencing barriers to employment. This includes structured skill development, real on the job training activities, work placements and individual support. 


The New Leaf Co-op

 The New Leaf Co-op is collectively owned and managed by the people who work there, and have chosen to put their principles right at the heart of their business.


The No1 Befriending Agency

The No1 Befriending Agency is a social enterprise dedicated to reducing loneliness and isolation through a number of community support programmes.


The Old School Cafe

The café is on the top floor of the South Bridge Resource Centre. They are a social enterprise providing a nurturing training environment for young persons to gain confidence and employability skills. 


The Phoenix Shop and Cafe

The Phoenix is owned by an innovative community partnership with hundreds of local people owning a share of the business. Other village attractions include a local money system, whisky barrel houses, natural sewage plant, eco-design housing, Universal Hall events and a beautiful natural landscape.


The Prestoungrange Gothenburg (The Goth)

The Prestoungrange Gothenburg (affectionately known as The Goth), situated in Prestonpans, East Lothian, is a Grade II listed building with over 100 years of history to its name.


The Reclaimer (*)

The Reclaimer was established in the 1990's as an initiative to encourage more recycling mainly in the communities in and around Glasgow’s West End. With an approach based on the principles of Zero Waste and using a system employing source separation, it now collects daily from homes and businesses across the city.


The Scottish Design Exchange

The Scottish Design Exchange is a social enterprise in Edinburgh’s Ocean Terminal shopping centre, set up to help artists and designers access popular retail space. 


The Serenity Cafe

The Serenity Café is Scotland's first Recovery Cafe, run by people in recovery for people in recovery and public customers who want good value, good quality food in a relaxed space.


The Shrub Swap and Reuse Hub

The Shrub Swap and Reuse Hub’s mission is to reduce landfill waste through creative reuse, encouraging Edinburgh University students to collect and reclaim all the items left at student halls by the last year’s graduates.


The Spark

At The Spark, their aspiration is to normalise relationship support for families in Scotland. Everyone struggles with relationships at different points in our lives and accessing support early can make all the difference.



The Tram Stop

The Tram Stop specialises in organising markets in Scotland’s capital city. As well as our own regular markets, we also rent out stall equipment and lend our expertise to events, such as the Heels on Wheels cycling festival.



 The WHALE Arts Centre is a vibrant, community owned organisation serving the South West of Edinburgh. There is lots going on here in our eco-friendly building but we think there is an opportunity to create more of a buzz by working with new start enterprises with a creative focus.


The Wild Olive Tree

The Wild Olive Tree have partnered with Glasgow City Mission and Bethany Christian Trust to create training placements to help people who want to develop skills as a way into work.


The Wood Cooperative

The Wood Cooperative is an exciting collaboration between five of Glasgow's best known social enterprises - bringing together traditional craft and recycling with design and cutting edge technology


The Workshop Aberfeldy

The Workshop Aberfeldy is a social enterprise with a passion for providing opportunities for young people in a rural area. Its aim is to support young people into employment


Theatre NEMO

Campaigning theatre group dedicated to helping people who have been affected by mental health issues to participate in the arts as a means of stimulation and self-help. (Posted: 19.07.02)



theSPACE is a social enterprise of Uprising East Lothian, a youth based business and charity working hard to put youth positively and visibly into community.


Third Age Computer Fun

Third Age Computer Fun provides support and guidance to the over 50s via learning the benefits of computer training and the internet- age is no barrier


Thriving Survivors
Thriving Survivors is a social enterprise that supports survivors of trauma through a range of extensive training programmes.
Their aim is to help those who face barriers and social exclusion as a result of ill health and disabilities, or who suffer with mental health conditions due to a traumatic event.


Established in 1986, Timespan developed from a small local heritage centre to an award-winning museum and the only public contemporary art gallery in Sutherland, with a core visiting audience of around 13,000 per annum.


Tiree Community Development Trust
formed in 2006, it is working on the implementation of a 5 year Development Plan that includes building new affordable houses for rent, creating 20 permanent jobs and making Tiree a 100% renewable energy consuming island with high standards of energy efficiency. (23.03.07)...more

Tobermory Harbour Association (THA), The

The Tobermory Harbour Association (THA) was inaugurated in 1983 following the successful campaign to Save Tobermory Pier and in response to the 1982 ‘Water Sports Study in Argyll and Bute’ encouraging communities to develop marine facilities ashore and afloat.


Provides drama and theatre activities for 11-25 year olds living in the North of Glasgow. A Scottish Urban Regeneration Forum award winner for best practice; following a period of transition, is officially re-launching in November 2003 (07.11.03) ...more


Since 1987, Toonspeak has provided free, high quality drama and theatre activities for young people aged 11-25 living in Glasgow.



TouchBase is Sense Scotland's Glasgow resource offering a range of fully accessible facilities for disabled people, business, charities, community and the public. Located just two miles from the city centre and with excellent road and public transport links, TouchBase is an ideal venue for business meetings, training events, arts activities, exhibitions and private functions.


Touchwood Project

Touchwood Project is a social enterprise based on Orkney whose goal is to enable people to make the world a “bit better” by teaching skills that help people enjoy being eco-friendly, develop themselves as leaders and strengthen their local communities.


Tour de Lunch
The Drill Hall Arts Cafe is launching an exciting new food delivery service called Tour de Lunch....more

Trans-Fife CommunityTransport (*)

Community transport project in Fife, also behind a number of schemes to help access employment opportunities otherwise out-with local people's work travel limits. (05.04.02)


Transform Furniture Project
Dundee Cyrenians opened the doors of Transform Furniture Project in December 2006. Transform operates by collecting donations of household items from the local public, free of charge. The items are inspected, and where required, refurbished to ensure they meet safety and cleanliness standards....more

Transform TV (*)

Fablevision's partnership with the Esmee Fairbairn Foundation and Project Scotland has allowed Fablevision to develop an emerging community TV channel for Glasgow - Transform TV - run by young people - featuring their issues and ideas.


Transition Extreme
Transition Extreme is an iconic new extreme sports centre located at Aberdeen Beach and housing a huge indoor skatepark, a dramatic 15m high climbing centre, "2 on 2" basketball court, cafe and recreation areas, band practice studios, a major visitor centre and 3 leading retailers in Tiso, Alpine Bikes and Boarderline (skateboard and snowboard shop). Transition Extreme is also a registered charity (SC 036358) ...... all not for profit and all for the community good!...more

Transition Turriefield

Transition Turriefield (TT) was established as a Community Interest Company in January 2011. Turriefield is the name of the croft where they are based and the Transition part is about doing what they can on a local scale to tackle the global problems of climate change, rising food prices and diminishing supplies of cheap fuel.


A social enterprise in the Scottish Borders that specialises in music and arts projects  for young people and adults, including those with special needs, excluded or hard to engage. (18.08.06)

Travel Options
Set up in 1993 to provide training for people with disabilities. As well as being a first class professional travel agency, Travel Options also provides a specialised service for disabled people. (21.01.05) ...more

Travel2Give is one of only a handful of companies in the travel industry which operates on a non-profit making basis ...more

Treemendus Glasgow

Treemendus Glasgow is a social enterprise set up by Sophia Steele and Shauna Gray. Two women who were unfulfilled in their mundane jobs who decided to put their time to better use. 


Trees for Life
From Findhorn Bay (Moray), its prime goal is to regenerate and restore the Caledonia Forest in North-West Scotland. Thousands have taken part in its Volunteer Work Weeks, planting 1/2 a million trees (Posted:17.01.03) ...more

TWG Real Nappy Network (*)

Tamfourhill Women's Group recently launcehed initiative promotes use of real nappies as an alternative to diposables. It's anticipated that this social enterprise will create local jobs while also helping the environment. (27.09.02)


Uig Pier Development Ltd (*)

Eestablished by the local Community Association in 1999 in response to the threatened withdrawal of the Cal-Mac ferry service from Uig to the Western Isles. (04.10.02)


Uist Community Riding School (*)

A thriving establishment based in Balivanich at a former Army Saddle Club gifted to the community. (30.01.04)


Ultra Deejay Skool (*)

From Fife, has recently received support through the SCF's 'You and Your Community Awards', and intends to grow in to a successful social business that will include recording studios, DJ booths and rehearsal space (07.02.03)


Unchained Mag

Unchained is free on-line cycling magazine that aims to cover all disciplines of cycling with a family friendly approach. Written by cyclists, it aims to encourage readers to engage with them through providing exciting and fresh new content.


Unity Enterprise
Has created a number of social enterprises in the west of Scotland enabling participants to gain work experience within a semi-commercial environment. (26.03.04) ...more

Universal Comedy
Universal Comedy began in 2004 and deliver unique comedy workshops and training courses for people experiencing the downside of ill health, depression and anxiety, employment problems or anyone who would benefit from a laugh ...more

Unst Partnership Ltd
Green Energy Award-winning development trust in Shetland, set up in 2000 to address many of the issues facing the community as a result of the drawdown at RAF Saxa Vord and the closure of the airport which led to the loss of 250 jobs and the rapid depopulation of the island. ...more



Shettleston Community Enterprises Limited (SCE) was established on 16th December 2004 as a private company (No. 277511), limited by share, and commenced trading in April 2005 under the style of UPKEEP.


Upper Eskdale Development Group (*)

The Upper Eskdale Development Group after lengthy negotiations with Dumfries and Galloway Council took over ownership of the former Eskdalemuir primary school for £1, with a symbolic hand over of the keys from Councillor Archie Dryburgh to UEDG Chairman Nick Jennings. UEDG is a 'not for profit' organisation run by its members and membership is open to residents of Eskdalemuir and Bentpath. It aims to further the regeneration of the community and community spirit within the local area and at its open day last month another 30 members signed up.



Velocity is a cafe and bicycle workshop based in Inverness - with the aim of helping people get on their bicycles and promote a healthy, happy lifestyle.


Venture Mòr

Venture Mòr is the newly established social enterprise wholly owned by parent charity, Venture Trust. The organization comprises: an outdoor activity company providing adventure holidays across the Highlands; a large hub in the form of Hartfield House hostel in Applecross, and; a pledge to provide a springboard into the world of work for disadvantaged young adults.


Venturing Out

Venturing Out CIC is an inclusive outdoor activities provider based in East Lothian, just 20 minutes east of Edinburgh.


VoiceOver Interpreting

VoiceOver Interpreting is a social enterprise, established by Govan & Craigton Integration Network to provide a quality, affordable service with community values.


Walkerburn WAVE Group (*)

Formed to stem a downward spiral in the fortunes of the village of Walkerburn (Borders) by creating local businesses and activities. (03.05.02)


Walking Theatre Company (TWTC), The

TWTC is an arts based social enterprise supporting sustainable communities. It is committed to building sustainability and identity within Scotland’s communities. 


Wasps Studios

 Wasps believes that art can inspire, entertain, educate and transform people’s lives. Artists and arts charities have the unique talent and ability to create great art that can do this. Yet many survive on low incomes and struggle to make ends meet.


Wee Gallery, The

The Wee Gallery is a new social enterprise based in Kelso and headed up by serial social entrepreneur Diane Henderson.  The initiative aims to be inclusive and sustainable and to introduce new and exciting artistic talents to the Scottish Borders.


Wee Green

Edinburgh-based Wee Green seek to address social isolation and loneliness in the Leith area of the city through a sustainable community business, with all generated profits being used to confront this issue at a local level.


Weekday Wow Factor

Weekday Wow Factor are a newly-established social enterprise which seeks to make a positive impact on health and well-being outcomes through leisure activities.


Well-Fed Scotland
Established in 2017, Well-Fed CIC aim to build stronger communities through addressing issues such as food poverty and social isolation.
Working to find community-led solutions to enhance economic and social mobility, Well-Fed  operate a community café from their site within the Whiteinch Centre in Glasgow.

Wellhouse Community Trust

Operates two facilities, the hub which provides advice and support to the local community, and Innerzone which is a youth facility (09.12.05)


West Kilbride Community Initiative Ltd (*)

A three-year old local community organisation turned company, charity and environmental body. Its primary aim is to regenerate West Kilbride town centre and make West Kilbride 'Scotland's Craft Town'. (28.06.02)


West Park Conference Centre

West Park Centre Ltd is a partnership between Sanctuary Group and University of Dundee. Surpluses generated by West Park are put back into our partnerships to support the charitable obligations in those areas.


Westbank Enterprises

Westbank Enterprises is a joint initiative between Perth and Kinross Council and the Shaw Trust – and is one of 13 horticultural enterprises operated by the Trust across the UK. The aim of this enterprise is to give local people work experience in a horticultural environment, which can be used as a stepping stone into employment.


Wester Hailes Land and Property Trust (*)

Manages around 80,000 sq. ft. of workspaces, offices and community accommodation that house nearly 250 jobs. A Limited Company with a voluntary Board of Directors made up mainly of local people. Self-funding organisation since 1997 (14.02.03)


Westray Development Trust

Westray is the largest of Orkney's North Isles with a population of just 600. The primary industries are agriculture and fishing, with tourism rapidly emerging as a strong, third element to our economy. 


WHALE Arts Agency

WHALE Arts is a community built arts facility operating in the South West of Edinburgh. It has a track record of delivering participative art collaborations between local people and well-established, professional artists. 


Whiteinch Centre, The

Whiteinch Centre is a community facility owned by the local community and operated through the Whiteinch Community Association (WCA). Membership of WCA is open to all local residents of Whiteinch. WCA sets the strategy for the building with the assistance of Centre staff.


Wigtown Book Festival Company
The Wigtown Book Festival Company has hosted a premier book festival for the last 7 years in Scotland's National Book Town.  ...more

Wild Outside

Wild Outside provides children with fun filled, playful, outdoor learning experiences through: Forest and Beach School Sessions for school and community groups, Summer, Autumn and Easter Holiday Camps, and Birthday Parties 


Winston Lodge

With People (*)

With People work with a range of clients, throughout Scotland and the UK, to help them to develop, produce and deliver accessible information and services.


Women in Sport and Health (WISH)

 If you are a woman over 16 years of age and live in the Clackmannanshire area, we can offer you FREE sports and activities.


Wood Works, The

The Wood Works specialises in the collection of construction site and household wood waste throughout Edinburgh which then is sort and rejuvenated for re-sale and reuse. They will collect clean wood from your home or site at a lower cost than hiring a skip and without the hassle.


Wooden Spoon Catering Co
What could have been a culinary disaster has led to expansion plans and new opportunities for one Scottish catering social enterprise....more

Uses local hardwoods and traditional design skills to produce high quality local products, and is the trading arm of the Borders Forest Trust, which manages 1000 hectares of land, much of which is ancient woodland. Woodschool has established buyDesign to market its products. (18.02.05) ...more


WoodWorks is an innovative new programme for enterprising and creative young people (16 to 25 years) who are inspired to learn about and work with wood or with woodlands.



Work4ME is a consortium co-operative championing the cause for self-employment for people with long-term conditions. Its members comprise professional people from diverse industries who have come together to find a solution to their work/life balance - offering a range of services which are performed by members on a flexible basis, allowing them to work from home.


A social enterprise, based in Glasgow, but providing a service to employers and employees across Scotland. Workbase Scotland is a leading provider of employee and organisational development. It operates as a not-for-profit business and, over the years, has established a 'partnership' approach to support learning and development in the workplace. To date, Workbase has supported over 9,000 employees from around 100 companies. Their services are designed to encourage the concept that
people should have the capacity to effect real and lasting change in their working lives through learning and development. In recent weeks, Workbase has just launched their new website.

Workers Beer Company, The

The Company runs beer tents at large outdoor events, and promotes music festivals and other events - all monies raised goes back into grass roots development such as trade unions, campaigning causes and community projects all across the looking for people to come and serve beer at Edinburgh Hogmanay Street Party December 2006 (15.12.06) 


Working Rite
The aim of Working Rite is to promote a proven and successful work-based mentoring formula that supports teenagers achieve maturity and readiness for work....more


Founded in 2000, yipworld is a youth organisation which supports young people in Cumnock and the surrounding area with their personal, social, academic and professional development.

...more (*)

Youth Initiative and Internet Café in East Ayrshire not only providing exciting activities for young people but also aims to involve the families of service users in family learning and voluntary opportunities with other organisations. (Posted: 21.02.03)



Yooz is a ground-breaking Reuse & Recycling project for building materials, the first of its kind in Scotland... the Yooz project started in the summer of 2009 and has already diverted over 4,000 tonnes from going to landfill.


Yooz (*)

Yooz is a ground breaking Reuse & Recycling project for building materials, the first of its kind in Scotland... the Yooz project started in the summer of 2009 and we have already diverted over 1,000 tonnes from going to landfill in our first 18 months


You Can Cook
The project is based in Peebles, Scottish Borders and is the brainwave of new and upcoming social entrepreneur Bosco Santimano. The company will offer a wide range of services tailor made for each and every client group. Through the project essentials skills, knowledge and training will be provided on the basics of cooking i.e. how to cook quick and easy meals for you and the family, with particular emphasis on healthy eating. ...more

Youth Coach Scotland (*)

Youth Coach Scotland brings specialised experience of working one-to-one and in a different way with young people, reaping rewards for the individual, their school, their community and their family and in the longer term leading to good economics, social mobility and quality of life.


Youth Football Scotland

Youth Football Scotland is a not-for-profit social enterprise with the primary target of providing a one stop shop for anyone connected to the game of youth football Scotland-wide.


YRock is a social enterprise and music promotions company aimed primarily at meeting the needs of young musicians. ...more

ist Gifts

Uist Gifts is slowly building up its online shop and aims to sell Uist branded gifts and clothing.  


Creative Ltd

Takeaway Creative is an innovative service based in Argyll & Bute, started by Fiona page after she was unable to find quality home activities for her housebound mum.

Company Registration No. 278156. Scottish Charity No. SC 029210