About Nesta

Nesta is an innovation foundation. For us, innovation means turning bold ideas into reality and changing lives for the better. We use our expertise, skills and funding in areas where there are big challenges facing society.

Website: www.thegreenhousedingwall.co.uk

Started: 2009

Based: Dingwall

The Greenhouse has been completely self-funded since its inception and relies on donations from the community.

In addition to a cafe and outdoor garden, this not-for-profit business offers a wide variety of goods including books, local wildlife information, toys, bric-a-brac, eco-friendly goods, furniture, and modern and vintage clothing and textiles. Profit is reinvested into local social, environmental and community projects.

However, it's far more than just a second hand shop. It also acts as a flexible, community driven space open to opportunities and suggestions. The Greenhouse is a centre of information and has a community gathering space available for local meetings and events.