Our Edinburgh premises, in the shadow of iconic Arthur’s Seat, are at the heart of a large, vibrant community and, for many years, Nairn’s have been proudly playing an active part in supporting and sustaining a wide range of local activities.
We believe it is important to be involved with all sectors of our community and, wherever possible, put something back into daily life. That’s why we start at the very beginning, supporting the excellent Books for Babies initiative through our wider involvement with the Craigmillar Literacy Trust. The Trust reaches out to all age groups, but the Books for Babies scheme ensures that young children in our area receive a gift of books when they reach the age of one. It’s a wonderful project and we are always delighted to welcome the Literacy Trust team to our offices where they hold their weekly meetings.
With a slightly older age group, we issue the Nairn’s Challenge every year to our local high school, Castlebrae – inspiring the chefs and master bakers of tomorrow to design a new biscuit for us. We can safely say that it’s one of the highlights of the year for us and we think it’s fairly popular with the pupils of Castlebrae, too......
Much of the work we do involves going out into the wider community, but one of our most successful initiatives involves bringing local people into our business. Nairn’s is very proud to work with Scottish Business in the Community and Haven Products to support those who may be disadvantaged in the workplace and help them into employment. Our workforce is testament to the success of the scheme and we hope to continue well into the future.
Mark Laing, our Managing Director, talks about this and Nairn’s broader involvement in the community in a video which was shot in our bakery.