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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. GrAsp has been created to provide educational and employability services to children, young adults & families; workshop experiences for all ages; a range of sustainable timber products including charcoal made in our workshops, chopping boards, stools and garden ornaments; and timber supplies for social and commercial enterprises.

A range of professional consultancy services is also on offer including environmental project design and planning advice; community consultations, woodland management; events management and feasibility studies.

The Green Aspirations Scotland team are committed to the principles of sustainable development and community empowerment. Professional knowledge and experience are complemented with enthusiasm and creativity combined with a willingness to support, encourage and inspire others.
Links with schools will develop educational opportunities, including learning about the environment under Curriculum for Excellence.  All the activities are linked to specific outcomes in the years while children are in education. GrAsp  also provides Volunteering and Skills outcomes to obtain the Duke of Edinburgh awards. Activities include: Path building, Rhododendron bashing; building boardwalks; shelter building, green woodworking etc.
Classes, events and workshops appeal to individuals and organizations who enjoy participation in practical tasks within an open rural environment.
GrAsp is available for schools, fairs, events etc and can come with their mobile pole lathe!

For further info contact:
Louise McAllister
Green Aspirations Scotland CIC


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