Seeing is believing

Seeing is believing
Plunkett Scotland
September 2014


Plunkett Scotland is currently running the ‘Seeing is believing’ programme which has been funded by the Princes Countryside Fund to help inspire and support community groups in rural Scotland.  Eight community mentors from across Scotland have come on board to help deliver the programme which offers mentor support and study visits as well as specialist advice.  


So far the programme has supported communities thinking of a wide range of enterprises including pubs, shops, community hubs, a heritage centre and petrol stations.


Support is still available and if you are thinking of a community owned enterprise project please get in touch 


Palnackie Community Shop in Dumfries & Galloway – the first group to take part,  Palnackie has now opened their shop and have been helped along the way with advice and guidance from their mentor, Peter Sunderland from Gartmore Shop in Stirlingshire.  Gartmore Shop has been running for 16 years and Peter was able to share a vast amount of experience with the Palnackie committee.


“The mentoring visit was wonderful. Peter was very interested in the project and he gave us lots of advice on advancing the business. He was very supportive.” Margaret Phin, Chair Palnackie Shop


Shop opening day and the new logo which was designed by local primary school children.