It’s going to be a BIG year!

Last year we were pleased to announce a new project, the EH49 Hub.
Here’s an update on how this exciting community and business collaboration project is coming along.

You may have read in the latest Black Bitch magazine, LCDT is very pleased to present the EH49 Hub project. The mission is to create an online and physical ‘Hub’ that connects local community and business people in order to bolster each other and create social change.

We want to provide opportunities to blur the lines between business and community, focussing instead on encouraging people to work smarter, together, supporting each other to mutually achieve – utilising all the wonderful knowledge and experience Linlithgow has to offer.

The objective is to create space for;

  • Developing community and business connections.
  • Growing local resilience and sustainability.
  • Sharing resources and knowledge.
  • Supporting enterprise and innovation.

One of the first steps in the project was to create a coworking space in the centre of town.

With thanks to the team at the Star and Garter, we are pleased to present weekly co-working sessions at the repurposed Star and Garter Cafe, right next to the Linlithgow train station.

The co-working runs from 9am – 5pm every Monday and Thursday, and is bookable in two hour sessions.

Each session includes a desk, tea coffee and biscuits, wifi and access to breakout areas for meetings and phone calls. Each session is managed by a host, whose role it is not only to ensure the smooth running of the session, but to help connect businesses interested in networking.

Why co-work?

  • Lower your carbon footprint by stopping the commute, and/or heating your entire home for one person
  • Reduce the time spent getting to and from work
  • Share knowledge and resources with others
  • Find motivation and focus working in amongst a productive group
  • Help grow your business with the support of others
  • Find camaraderie, a supportive ‘team’, stop working in isolation

You can read more about the EH49 Hub and the coworking space here.

Please help us get the EH49 Hub off the ground!

  • Donate to our Crowdfunder. There are some fantastic rewards, including time in the coworking space and free advertising opportunities for your business.
  • Talk to us about becoming a founding member.
  • Vote for us using your Tesco Bags of Help tokens in March and April at the Linlithgow and Bo’Ness Tesco stores.
  • Attend a coworking day to see what it’s all about! Make use of the included wifi, coffee, networking and business support.
  • Come along to our EH49 Hub launch event on 22nd February, more information below.

Help us launch the Hub!

Thursday 22nd February, 7 – 9pm

Join us at the Star & Garter cafe in Linlithgow for our EH49 Hub Launch event! Entry is FREE so pop along from 7pm to find out more about the EH49 Hub. We’ll explain who are are, what are we here to do and how we’re working with Community, Voluntary groups, Social Enterprises and Businesses in Linlithgow.

You can find out more about our exciting plans for the future and have a chat with us about how you can get involved and support this fantastic initiative!

Join us for an informal evening of:

  • Meeting like-minded community and business folk
  • Complimentary drinks & nibbles
  • Raffle prizes
  • Goodie bags