A new coworking hub is set to open in Inverness Library, offering dedicated desk space for entrepreneurs and small businesses.
From July 1st the hub will offer a mix of fixed and hots desks, meeting spaces and breakout areas at affordable prices. The Inverness hub is part of the Scottish Coworking Network, which already has dedicated coworking hubs in Dunfermline Carnegie Library, Edinburgh Central Library and Troon Library.
The Scottish Coworking Network was established by SLIC with support from the Scottish Government and aims to give entrepreneurs and fledgling businesses a place to meet and exchange ideas.
Members of the Network will be able to book a hot desk or fixed desk at Inverness from £35 per month (plus VAT). They can also access desks at other SCN coworking hubs throughout Scotland free of charge.
SLIC Chief Executive Pamela Tulloch explained: “Scotland’s public libraries offer the perfect environment to support aspiring entrepreneurs. Libraries are located at the heart of communities, they are connected, and offer an abundance of information and resources.
“The hubs offer equal access to a support structure that will help people turn their passions and ideas into sustainable employment. They are ideal for small sole traders and those who may be currently running a small business from their kitchen or dining room table.
“This project is further demonstration of the changing role of public libraries and how services are transforming to ensure they meet the needs of modern communities.”
A total of 12 fixed desks and five hot desks will be available at Inverness library, as well as a flexible breakout area and meeting space. Members of the Scottish Coworking Network will also be able to attend professional development events and join an online forum which supports networking and collaboration.
To find out more about the new SCN hub at Inverness Library, and to book a free tour of the facilities, you can visit the Scottish Coworking Network website.