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Caledonia Cremation

Caledonia Cremation is Scotland’s first not-for-profit funeral directors, offering direct cremations as a way to combat funeral poverty.

A direct cremation is an alternative to organising a traditional funeral service, which can often cost thousands of pounds.

Direct cremations provide a flexible option, with no service at the crematorium. Caledonia Cremation take care of all the practical arrangements for a fixed rate….


Caledonia Cremation

Posted November 2018

Caledonia Cremation is Scotland’s first not-for-profit funeral directors, offering direct cremations as a way to combat funeral poverty. A direct cremation is an alternative to organising a traditional funeral service, which can often cost thousands of pounds. Direct cremations provide a flexible option, with no service at the crematorium. Caledonia Cremation take care of all […]

Fearless Femme

Posted November 2018

Fearless Femme is a non-profit mental health project, online magazine and creative community which aims to empower feminists of all genders to overcome stress, anxiety and all the challenges that life throws at them. The Edinburgh-based social enterprise wants to de-stigmatise mental health and give people the tools and vocabulary required to build “stronger and […]

The Cabrach Trust

Posted October 2018

The Cabrach Trust is a social enterprise based in south east Moray that is aiming to create jobs, attract new visitors to the area, and to celebrate and protect the cultural heritage of the Cabrach. The Cabrach Trust was established in 2011 in response to a need to preserve the rich cultural heritage of the […]

Visions Leisure Centre

Posted October 2018

In the Spring of 1996, a public meeting was held in Cumnock Town Hall to propose the building of an indoor swimming pool – with a committee being formed from representatives of the local community. Work started immediately on a period of fund-raising – taking seven years – and included home baking stalls, raffles, book […]

Wairds Park Caravan Site

Posted October 2018

Situated on Beach Road, Johnshaven, Wairds Park is a Community-owned and managed recreation and family holiday park, with 15 pitches for caravans and 16 pitches for tents. Facilities for the caravan and campsite include showers, toilets, laundry room, food preparation area and a disabled toilet. All of the touring pitches are fully serviced, making the […]

The Atholl Centre

Posted October 2018

The Atholl Centre is a community venue which functions as a conference and holiday centre in the heart of the Scottish Highlands. A well-equipped venue for education, training and networking events, the Atholl Centre is an accessible home from home for guests of all ages, able-bodied, disabled or disadvantaged. A faith-based organisation, the Atholl Centre […]

Heavy Sound CIC

Posted October 2018

Heavy Sound was established to offer more engaging and alternative forms of music and arts-based activities which can meet the needs and interests of all. These activities are delivered using a range of equipment and techniques to reach and include people. The approaches are designed to encourage participation of typically non-performers, to build strengths, develop […]

Watch US Grow

Posted September 2018

Watch US Grow   Watch US Grow is a registered charity created in 1999, which provides skills to enable people to take part more equally within their wider community. They work with adults with special needs and/or disabilities in their organic garden – providing training for employment for their students who carrying a range of […]

Building Futures

Posted September 2018

Building Futures believes every individual in society deserves a fair shot at their chosen career path without facing stigma or stereotype – with their mission being to promote equality and greater diversity within the construction sector.  They are not driven by profit but by the prospect of bettering the local community and are distinctive within […]

1st Step Linlithgow

Posted September 2018

1st Step Café was founded in 2015, the result of there being a severe lack of support for individuals situated in the surrounding areas suffering from addiction-based difficulties, such as alcoholism or drug abuse. 1st Step Café was initially formed with the primary mission of providing a warming abode for beneficiaries who could meet in […]

The Dunlop Community Hub

Posted September 2018

The Dunlop Community Hub is the name given to the community group which clubbed together to buy the last remaining pub in the village, turning it into a community space for the wider benefit of local residents.   The idea behind DCH was floated after fears were raised about the possibility of the Merito Bar […]

The Pitstop Community Facility

Posted August 2018

The Pitstop Community Facility is the social enterprise arm of the Loganlea Miners’ Charitable Society (LMCS), offering a variety of services to the people of Addiewell, Loganlea and the surrounding area. LMCS has been at the heart of the local Addiewell community for decades, with many of the village’s 1,700 population registered as members. The […]