Our Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Kirsty Thomson, has worked with dozens of organisations operating in isolation, as well as struggling to pay rent and overheads. She saw a need for affordable workspace that also provided opportunities for sharing resources, collaboration and networking.

Kirsty was invited to have a look at the empty, former skills centre in Staffa Place left vacant since the Claverhouse Group ceased operations. She saw the potential of the building to house charities, social enterprises, community groups and social-aware businesses and provide valuable event space.

Along with the Board members, Kirsty has founded a new social enterprise, Circle Scotland CIC, which will lease the building and provide services to tenants, members and groups around the city. It launched in November 2016 and the transformation of the building into a thriving, productive hub for the community has been ongoing ever since.