Case Studies

Edinburgh Palette Community Arts

Edinburgh Palette is a profitable social enterprise focused on community arts. In St Margaret’s House, it has created a thriving hybrid of third sector social enterprises, community organisations and small businesses, incubated by a vibrant arts hub.
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Uig Community Shop

Raising money through Community Shares as part-funding of a shop, post office and petrol station, with the added benefit of increased community engagement
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Harbour Café, Tayport

The process of opening a community café - from spotting an exciting business opportunity to creating a popular local attraction
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Knoydart Foundation

The experience of the Knoydart Foundation in taking over the Knoydart Estate and how they coped with owning and managing multiple assets
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Aberfeldy Town Hall

Using a two year 'Licence to Operate' arrangement so that a local community group could experience running Aberfeldy Town Hall, while gaining much-needed time to develop a robust business plan
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Comunn Eachdraidh Nis

Offsetting the purchase price of Cross School on the Isle of Lewis against other assets, to provide improved accommodation for the Comunn Eachdraidh Nis museum and archives
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Boyndie Visitor Centre

Establishing a mult-faceted plan in a semi-derelict school, providing development and job coaching for adults with special needs.
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