Community Shops and Pubs: Making it Easy

Event Time & Location

Friday, March 13, 2020 - 10:00 to 16:00
Norton Park Conference Centre
57 Albion Road
United Kingdom

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Has your community shop or pub recently closed or is it considered at risk? Would your community like to take action to secure its future?

About this Event

A shop or a pub can be the heart of a community, taking on a role well beyond its function, yet more and more are facing closure. To ensure these vital community assets are preserved, communities from across Scotland are coming together to take their shop or pub into community ownership.

Sign up to our free Community Owned Shops & Pubs event in Edinburgh on Friday 13th March to learn exactly how to take your project forward.

Experts in community business will be there to help you understand everything you need to know, including fundraising, governance and engaging your community. There will also be opportunity to speak to those already running community businesses and to learn from their experience.

Please note:

Travel bursaries are available - please contact for more info.

We request that two representatives from your community attend in order to get the most from the workshop sessions available on the day.


This event is organised by Co-operative Development Scotland, Community Shares Scotland, Plunkett Foundation and The Hive (delivered by Co-operatives UK) with the aim of simplifying support for community enterprises so you can get on with what matters to you - making a difference to your community.