Narture, founded in June 2020 was set up during the COVID-19 pandemic by artist father and daughter team Robert and Saskia Singer. The project evolved from initially occupying empty town centre spaces and re-purposing them for cultural and creative uses. Nurturing a thriving and successful social enterprise, where ‘everyone is an artist’ and encouraged to use their creative energies towards positive change. Narture’s ultimate goal is to become a truly inclusive creative hive, making participatory cultural activities available to all members of society.
Narture’s award winning Sourdough Bakery and acclaimed Artisan Café, are currently the core income generators of the social enterprise. The bakery specialises in handmade sourdough produce, baked daily; championing sustainable, healthy ingredients and supporting local businesses and was recently awarded Bread Bakery of the Year by Prestige Scotland for the second year running. As part of their social purpose, they also donate produce to local food banks.
Narture’s objective is to re-invest all surplus profits into creative projects, as an instigator of town centre regeneration. They have recently opened Narture Studios and Make at 34 & 30 Newmarket Street. The space hosts community dark room, Riso printer, exhibitions, events, workshops, holistic therapies and talks based on Narture’s three core pillars of:
Food ~ Creativity ~ Wellbeing