Worker Owned Businesses in Scotland

I am sure that this short list is woefully incomplete, so please let me know in the comments below of any businesses that have I missed out. Consistent with the subject of this blog, I have limited this list to businesses that are both worker-owned and in some way worker-self-governed, and have decided not to list ESOP corporations, agricultural coops, consumer coops, building societies or credit unions. By assembling this list, I hope to encourage readers to patronize these worker-owned businesses, but of course, inclusion in this list does not imply that these businesses endorse any of the views expressed on this blog.


Bonobo; vegan cafe; 73-75 Skene St, AB10 1QD

Edinburgh Bicycle Coop; bicycle retailer; 458 – 464 George Street, AB25 3XH


Atomised; web design and software development; 7 Halyburton Place, KY15 5DZ


AK Press; book publishing and distribution; 33 Tower Street, Leith, EH6 7BN

Edinburgh Bicycle Coop; bicycle retailer; 30 Rodney Street EH7 4EA and 8 Alvanley Terrace, EH9 1DU; design agency; 32 Annandale Street Lane, EH7 4LS

New Leaf; retail grocery; 23 Argyle Place, EH9 1JJ

Public Affairs Cooperative; communications consultancy; Hayweight House, 23 Lauriston Street, Edinburgh EH3 9DQ.


Specialised Castings; foundry; Unit 11, Headswood Mill, Denny, FK6 6BW


Collective Architecture; architecture firm; 26 Gallowgate, G1 5AB

Greencity Wholefoods; grocery warehouse; 23 Fleming St, Dennistoun, G31 1PQ

Harvest Co-op; retail grocery; 1143 Pollokshaws Road, G41 3YH

Page\Park Architects; architecture firm; 20 James Morrison Street, G1 5PE


Highland Wholefoods; retail and wholesale grocery; Unit 6, 13 Harour Road, IV1 1SY

Isle of Skye

West Highland Free Press; weekly newspaper; Unit 1B, Pairc nan Craobh, Broadford, IV49 9AP.

North Berwick

Jerba Campervans; campervan conversions; Unit B, Halfland Barns, North Berwick, EH39 5PW

Outer Hebrides

Hebridean Jewelry; jewelers and coffee shop; Iochdar, South Uist, HS8 5QX


Voice Technologies; dictation and voice recognition technology; 10 Shuttle Street, PA1 1YD

South Lanarkshire

Galloway & MacLeod; animal feed and farm supply; King Street, Stonehouse, ML9 3EH


Animal Tails; veterinary practice; 18a Airthrey Road, Causewayhead, FK9 5JR


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