Case studies illustrate policy in practice. These case studies demonstrate the wide variety of projects which demonstrate our work towards a more inclusive and environmentally conscious society. If you have a case study to contribute please get in touch via the ‘Contact Us’ page.
Bute Produce is a local community garden on the Isle of Bute. The project raises awareness and understanding of local food production and provides training, volunteering, employment and educational opportunities for the wider community.
In 2012 Scottish Partnership for Regeneration in Urban Centres (SPRUCE) provided a circa £2m senior debt facility to Dundyvan LLP, a 50/50 private / public joint venture between CBC and Fusion Assets (part of North Lanarkshire Council), to be used for the speculative construction of c.44,000 sq ft of industrial units.
Starting or growing a business can be challenging, but in rural areas, new enterprises can face additional difficulties, such as poor transport links and digital connectivity. GrowBiz provides free local support and opportunities for rural businesses – with a personal touch – across Scotland.
Jerba Campervans is an East Lothian-based business set up by husband and wife team Simon Poole and Cath Brookes in 2006. In January 2018, Simon and Cath – the two sole shareholders – transferred all their shares into a newly formed trust, Jerba Campervans Trust, and the business became 100% employee owned.