Heart of Argyll Tourism Alliance

The Heart of Argyll Tourism Alliance has been set up with support from Co+operative Development Scotland (CDS) to boost tourism to Mid Argyll. As an open membership co-operative, anyone can join, ensuring the local industry is widely represented. Loosely bounded by Ardfern, Inveraray, Tarbert and [...]

Such an Such Artists Co-operative

Forming a consortium co-operative with help from Co+operative Development Scotland (CDS) has allowed the artists behind Such and Such to increase their visibility and earning potential by sharing premises, equipment and marketing opportunities. Such and Such is a consortium of four Edinburgh-based [...]

Collaboration – co-operative style

Photo: Left to Right – Kenny Kemp, Vicky Masterson, Liz Taylor, Ruth Webber, Stewart McIntosh, Ian Spinney Collaboration is part of our daily lives, whether it’s agreeing with a partner who is cooking dinner or making informal child-care arrangements with friends. It is also becoming [...]

Ethical Business – The Co-Operative Model

If you met me on the street and asked me what Ethics Girls is all about I would normally say Ethics Girls is an ethical company. That seems fairly obvious as we sell & promote ethical fashion. But after reading The Observer’s Good Company Guide last week, I have decided to go for a new [...]

Scottish Organic Milk Producers

Scottish Organic Milk is a marketing co-operative of local dairy farmers who manage the supply of organic milk in Scotland right through from the cow to the consumer. Scottish Organic Milk is a marketing co-operative, founded in 2003 by a group of farmers, to help promote Scottish organic milk. The [...]

A Woman’s Place in the Co-operative movement

A short time ago I was asked to participate in a series of interviews the aim of which was to examine women’s understanding of the role they play within the co-operative movement and any issues they perceive are still present for women today. The paper, which can be dowloaded in full at the end [...]
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