Flourish is a not for profit community space + shop based in the heart of Dumfries managed and curated by award winning The Guild Dumfries C.I.C We champion and support makers, creatives & producers from across the region + beyond. We want to work together to offer an affordable platform, opportunities, and support to small businesses to help them flourish and grow.
We want to do our bit to encourage people to shop small and local and play our part in regenerating our high street to keep it flourishing. We are thrilled to be working in partnership with Midsteeple Quarter and together we are redeveloping 111 High Street to create a welcoming, inspiring and creative space.
But our new space isn't just be a shop on our ground floor we also have a dedicated workshop space, flexible meeting| events space and offices on the first floor too. As part of the project, we deliver a variety of activities and a programme of events, including creative workshops, after school clubs, exhibitions and talks.
We threw open the doors of our community space at the end of November 2021, and we finally found a more permanent space after successful pop ups and markets. We've had a super response from the community who are keen to have a place to buy different gifts and products all under one roof. It's a place where customers can find covetable products they might not find elsewhere in the town and they'll also be happy in the knowledge that they are buying directly from small businesses many of whom live and work right here in our region.
Over the last 3 years The Guild C.I.C have developed the trust of our community of makers & producers which grows each time we organise events and projects. We currently have a thriving membership of over 170 businesses, 307 people are ‘Friends of the Guild’, who support our vision and aims and there are volunteers, who support the delivery of the makers market and have helped at our previous projects and pop up events. We are thrilled we can take over a bigger premises, open our doors 5 days a weeks during the day and in the evening and collaborate with even more businesses, organisations and our community in Dumfries.
We hope we are a positive addition to our high street, proudly supporting and championing our collective and providing a welcoming community space. If you are in Dumfries please come and say hello, you can expect a friendly welcome… it would be lovely to meet you!
Project Manager | Creative Director
Flourish Team + Shop Assistant
Flourish Team + Comms Assistant
Would you love to get involved, interested in leading a workshop, volunteering, sponsoring, or have another wonderful idea, we'd love to hear about it. If you have an idea about how we can work together then we'd love to hear from you.
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Flourish is a Non-Profit Community Space + Shop
Flourish, 111 High Street
Managed and curated by social enterprise THE GUILD (DUMFRIES) C.I.C
Registered in Scotland as a Community Interest Company Limited by Guarantee Company Number No | SC595249
Registered Address | Solway House, Crichton Business Park, Bankend Road, Dumfries, DG1 4TA
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