Fortrose Academy Venture

Fortrose Academy | Highland

Fortrose Academy Venture is a student run social enterprise based on the Black Isle in the North of Scotland. Having seen the damaging effects of social exclusion and loneliness in our community, we found that this problem isn't going away. In fact the population of elderly individuals on the Black Isle is set to dramatically increase over the coming decades, a trend being seen all across the UK.

Our aim is to improve the lives of people through conversation. Our product helps start conversations between people who don't know how to begin, this lets them learn from each other and brings them closer together. We are especially interested in bridging the intergenerational gap that exists and to help the younger generations learn from the older generations, while also talking about their lives and experiences. We believe our products can be used by people living with dementia, providing a source of engagement, support and sparking memories. 

We hope that our vision, values and aims leave a lasting impact on our community and beyond.

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Our Products

Knit your own mitt kit

£ 4.00

Dementia Mitt

£ 6.00

Past Times

£ 8.00

Team members

Matthew Parkes

Managing Director

Tamzin Mackenzie

Deputy Managing Director

Samantha Crerar

Company Secretary

Andrew Orr

Finance Director

Ellie Mann

HR Director

Fin Davidson

IT Director

Matthew McGowan

Operations Director

Michael Macpherson

Operations Department

Eilidh McPhee

Marketing Director

Aneek Goldie

Marketing Department

Matthew Hooper

Sales Director

Lewis MacDonald

Sales Department