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Cradan Ltd (Airth Pharmacy) & Eildon Pharmacy

Former colleagues take over two Scottish village pharmacies following funding from socially responsible bank Unity Trust Bank Two village pharmacies in Scotland have new owners thanks to a funding package from socially responsible bank, Unity Trust Bank. Following the retirement of the previous owner of Eildon Pharmacy in Newtown St Boswells in the Scottish Borders… Continue Reading

A G Bannerman Pharmacy

New director takes over Scottish pharmacy chain following a seven figure funding package from Unity Trust Bank A Scottish pharmacist has become one of the youngest pharmacy directors in the country to own a chain of stores following a loan from Unity Trust Bank. Mark Feeney, 36, has worked his way up from employee to… Continue Reading

Volunteer Centre Edinburgh

Volunteer Centre Edinburgh (VCE) inspires and enables over 30,000 people a year to volunteer, and supports organisations in providing volunteer experiences. Facing relocation from rented offices, VCE wanted a permanent ‘shop front’ base to increase visibility. VCE showed the ability to generate income to repay a loan, so Unity took an innovative approach, providing a loan as part of a 100% loan finance partnership with… Continue Reading

Govan Workspace

Govan Workspace supports local economic development and employment by providing managed workspaces and support services to small firms. A Unity loan of £545,000 helped them to repay outstanding loan facilities elsewhere, and to invest in the upgrade of some of their existing premises.

Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations

A £1.2m Unity loan allowed SCVO to part purchase Hayweight House in Edinburgh to act as a workplace hub for a number of charities. This new space allows the charities to work closely together, share resources and save money by pooling together on day-to-day running costs. The offices are bright open work spaces with a… Continue Reading

Scottish Association for Mental Health

With a loan made through our SCVO loan scheme, mental health charity SAMH were able to purchase an Edinburgh property to give themselves a base from which to extend their work, partnerships and campaigns in east of Scotland. SAMH’s chief executive, Billy Watson, says buying the space at the building has strengthened the company’s balance… Continue Reading

Community Transport Glasgow

Community Transport Glasgow’s vision is to promote and support the delivery of high quality, reliable accessible transport to the communities of Glasgow. Part of a larger reinvestment package, the £25,000 loan from Unity helped in a number of ways, including a relocation and investment in tools to enable the organisation to carry out their own… Continue Reading


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