Firstport case studies

We have helped a wide range of new start enterprises across Scotland that have gone on to win awards, create jobs and deliver real social benefits to people and communities. Read our case studies to find out more.

If you know a teacher, you most likely have heard them talk about how stressed they are. Even that they have too much work. If…
Lesley-Anne started social enterprise The Yoga Tree Stirling. It is all about physical, mental and emotional well-being.
Esther Walker started Storyworlds Life CIC, a social enterprise that provides story-based learning materials tailored to help organisations improve the health, well-being and experience of care…
Cheryl Wright started Therapeutic Roads 2 Recovery in November 2014. Her social enterprise helps individuals that are in recovery of trauma or crisis. 
Talking Mats is an innovative social enterprise that improves the lives of people with communication difficulties, and the people close to them.
Takeaway Creative is a service allowing Argyll residents to enjoy creative activities in their own home.
Wild Outside is a Forest School offering progressive and challenging outdoor education experiences in local woodlands and beaches.
Jordan Butler started Heavy Sound C.I.C, a unique social enterprise which provides music and creative writing services primarily to young people from disadvantaged backgrounds, helping…
Set up by Sarah MacLean. Buth Bharraigh is a social enterprise that creates opportunities for local people on the Island of Barra.
Grant Richmond started Dundee MakerSpace to provide space and facilities to encourage people to be creative and develop their skills.
Scott Francis started Angus Cycle Hub to supporting and developing cycling in the Angus region and beyond.
Njiraini Nganga started technology refurbishment business Networks4Learning to provide jobs and training to vulnerable young individuals from underprivileged households in Glasgow
Maggie Lawrie founded Tri Angus in 2014 to provide good quality triathlons across Angus. 
Louise McAllister was motivated to set up Green Aspirations (GrAsp) by her own love of the outdoors, particularly of trees and woodland, and by her…
Corrin Henderson’s ambitious plan to build an indoor go-kart track in Inverness has a dual purpose - to provide a secure income and base for…
Locavore is a Glasgow-based social enterprise dedicated to local food and creation of sustainable local food economies. 
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