RoWAN (Ross-shire Waste Action Network) works with communities in Ross-shire and Inverness-shire on waste awareness and waste prevention activities. 'We encourage and support householders, schools and businesses to reduce the amount of waste created and sent to landfill. This is achieved by:
- raising awareness of the waste issue
- providing practical support to reduce waste
- promoting more sustainable waste management
- working closely with other like-minded organisations
- documenting and promoting project experience, to allow other communities to build upon successes and lessons learned
- researching good practice elsewhere'
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Social Enterprise Academy
'The Social Enterprise Academy was set up in 2004 as a social enterprise. We tailor learning and development for people working in, or towards, a leadership role in the social economy'
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New Start Highland
New Start Highland is 'an organisation which strives to create opportunities for people, helping them to make positive changes to their lives and improving their quality of life. Our work creates social and environmental improvements within our local community through supporting people, delivering training opportunities and promoting re-use.' New Start Highland provide support through: preparation for employment; new home starter packs; housing support and retail outlets in Invergordon, Inverness, Kinlochleven and Fort William.
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Rag Tag 'n' Textile
'Rag Tag 'n' Textile is a social firm working with people who have mental health issues, teaching traditional textile skills in a therapeutic environment. We specialise in creating recycled innovative products from donated fabrics and offer a wide range of unique and beautifully made gifts and accessories, cards and haberdashery as well as Second Chance, retro and designer clothing.'
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The Greenhouse Project
'The Greenhouse Project is a not for profit business that seeks to invest all profit into social, community and environmental projects in Dingwall and the surrounding areas. We have books, local wildlife information, bric a brac, toys, Eco-friendly goods, furniture, modern and vintage clothing and textiles as well as a café with outdoor garden area. We also have our community gathering space ‘Upstairs’ available for music, films, meetings, arts&crafts. The shop relies on donations from our community and we accept pretty much anything apart from large electrical goods. We are not just a second-hand shop, we are a community shop and we hope to be a place of opportunity so your ideas are always welcome.'
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Ness Soap is a social enterprise, producing hand made soap & bath products in Inverness, using the highest quality essential oils & raw materials. As well as producing lovely products, they provide opportunities for adults who face barriers to getting jobs. They help them to gain confidence and develop transferable work skills.
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Breaking News North
Local news website covering local interest stories as they happen.
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Energy Saving Trust Scotland
'Here to help you save energy, money and the environment. We offer free, impartial advice a wide range of ways you can save energy and money in your daily life.'
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GREAN runs a kerbside recycling service in East and Central Sutherland on behalf of The Highland Council. In addition they have a Community Garden, a Community Composting site, a bring site for recyclates, a bicycle recycling project (GREAN ReCycle) and a textiles workshop (Sew GREAN). GREAN also provides a comprehensive, consumer led Business Waste Recycling Service, for which enquiries are always welcome. Training placements are provided for a variety of trainees.
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