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Scottish Maritime Museum

Main Activities As a national collection, the Scottish Maritime Museum collects, preserves and presents vessels, engineering, and maritime artefacts representing shipbuilding and seafaring both in Irvine and across the length of Scotland’s coastline. The Scottish Maritime Museum plays an important role within the Ayrshire tourism industry, curating numerous exhibitions each year which reflect different aspects […]

Briefing - Heritage
Tourism SEN

Scottish Fisheries Museum

Main Activities The Scottish Fisheries Museum Trust comprises of 11 galleries, a research library and an education centre, situated in a series of preserved fishing cottages in the coastal town of Anstruther, Fife. Its collection, numbering thousands of artefacts which reflect Scotland’s national fishing heritage, as well as Anstruther’s local maritime tradition, is a Recognised […]

Briefing - Heritage
Culture SEN
Tourism SEN

Here We Are

Main Activities Based in Cairndow in the Scottish Highlands, Here We Are (HWA) is a charity whose interest in heritage lies in how Cairndow’s past can inform and empower the present-day community. Opened in 2001 after three years of planning, HWA runs a variety of projects intended to keep the local community self-sustaining, ranging from […]

Briefing - Heritage
Culture SEN
Tourism SEN

Transition Extreme

Main Activities Transition Extreme (TX) uses a wide range of extreme sports experiences to enable people to make positive changes to their lives. Housed in an imposing hangar on Aberdeen’s beach front, TX’s impressive facilities include one of the biggest skateparks in Scotland, several indoor climbing walls, an outdoor rope adventure course, as well as […]

Briefing - Creating Wellbeing in Communities
Health SEN
Sport SEN

Lorn and Oban Healthy Options

Main Activities Lorn and Oban Healthy Options (LOHO) focuses its activities around four core services, all of which have their foundations around a social prescription model. Clients may be referred to LOHO by their GP or other health professional, but can also self-refer if they feel the need to make lifestyle changes to improve their […]

Briefing - Creating Wellbeing in Communities
Health SEN
Sport SEN

Grassmarket Community Project

Main Activities The Grassmarket Community Project supports vulnerable adults who are referred or who self-refer through a range of engagement, physical, training, therapeutic and employability services and activities. GCP delivers dozens of free activities and services each week for its members from its bright, welcoming hub, centre situated in the shadow of Edinburgh castle in […]

Briefing - Creating Wellbeing in Communities
Culture SEN
Health SEN

Centrestage

Main Activities Food insecurity is a common issue faced by people in all thirteen areas that Centrestage works in within North and East Ayrshire. For that reason, food is placed at the heart of all Centrestage’s activities – designed around their ‘Fun, Food, Folk’ model. At the heart of Centrestage’s success is an approach to […]

Briefing - Creating Wellbeing in Communities
Culture SEN
Health SEN

MsMissMrs

Mission To improve the lives of the people in the community of Glasgow: People have better chances in life. People and communities are healthier.   Main Activities MsMissMrs is a social enterprise based in the north of Glasgow which works with women and girls to improve their self-esteem, often after traumatic life events. Using her […]

Briefing - Mental Health & Wellbeing
Health SEN

MHScot Workplace Wellbeing

Mission MHScot aims to reduce the impact that poor mental health and wellbeing have on Scotland’s workforce and volunteers.   Main Activities MHScot Workplace Wellbeing offer a range of training and consultancy services to help employers and employees engender a healthy environment in the workplace. After launching in 2014, MHScot initially kept its activities broad […]

Briefing - Mental Health & Wellbeing
Health SEN

Crisis Counselling

Mission To provide early , accessible  services to those  in our community who are disadvantaged in access to appropriate therapeutic support.   Main activities Founder Jean Cummings set up Crisis after witnessing a lack of support, guidance and counselling available during her time working within the NHS. Over 20 years later, Crisis operates as an […]

Briefing - Mental Health & Wellbeing
Health SEN

Adventure Carrick

Mission To provide adventure activities for all people in the south west of Scotland, no matter what their background or financial situation.   Activities ACE’s activities are divided into three categories: adventure tourism, community development and education work. Underpinning all of ACE’s work is a wide range of outdoor activities in and around Ayrshire, specifically […]

Briefing - Adventure Tourism
Tourism SEN

Badaguish Cairngorm Outdoor Centre

Mission Badaguish promotes outdoor activity holidays in Speyside for people with a disability by providing accessible and affordable accommodation facilities and services.   Activities The Badaguish Cairngorm Outdoor Centre comprises a holiday care lodge and specialised facilities which are registered with The Care Inspectorate to provide both day care and residential care for children and […]

Briefing - Adventure Tourism
Tourism SEN