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Wild Sparks

Wild Sparks Outdoor Play was founded in 2014 to help children in and around Eastern Perthshire to get ahead, stay healthy and have fun in the great outdoors.

They run a number of holiday activity programmes in Alyth and Dunkeld, an outdoor nursery in Coupar Angus and also deliver training for play and learning practitioners across Scotland.

Wild Sparks activities are led by experienced playworkers, teachers and For….


CyberCycle

Posted February 2002

CyberCycle CyberCycle is a Community Business located in Mayfield, Midlothian and is part of the McSence group of companies. The business started in January 2001 and provides training in IT skills to local young people as well as providing a computer recycling service that makes fully refurbished computers available to local groups and individuals at […]

An Drochaid (*)

Posted February 2002

"An Drochaid", Claggan, Fort William Just over two years ago, local community groups in Lochaber expressed the need to have premises which could offer shared resources and facilities for voluntary and community organisations from the area. Voluntary Action Lochaber (VAL, the local CVS) was given the mandate by community representatives to co-ordinate the efforts of […]

Edinburgh Eco-Office (*)

Posted January 2002

  Edinburgh Eco- Office   The Edinburgh Eco-Office is the pilot project of the Eco-Office Scotland Initiative which is seeking to establish a network of similar offices across Scotland. The notion of the Eco-Office was conceived by Ecollective, an Edinburgh based association formed to facilitate and promote projects that demonstrate sustainable working and living.   […]

Glasgow Mentoring Network Ltd

Posted January 2002

  Glasgow Mentoring Network Ltd     The Glasgow Mentoring Network was set up informally in 1999 with the intention of bringing together organisations to share best practice in a field that was new to some and developing for all.   Since then, the network has become a company limited by guarantee with charitable status, […]

Grampian Employment Trust (*)

Posted January 2002

Grampian Employment Trust   The Grampian Employment Trust is one of a number of initiatives set up in Aberdeen to address the difficulties faced by people experiencing mental health problems in accessing employment. The 50/50 Approach adopted in the city was designed to ensure that there would be a genuine working partnership between the statutory […]

McSence Ltd

Posted January 2002

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 […]

Birse Community Trust

Posted December 2001

Birse Community Trust Formed in 1999, the Birse Community Trust (BCT) is a local community business that was set up, "to promote the common good of the inhabitants of Birse parish and deliver wider public benefits". The Trust is a Limited Company, Scottish Charity and government approved Local Rural Partnership and is located in Mid […]