Virtual community

Plans for a ‘virtual community’ in Musselburgh

Business owners will have the chance to hear about a new project to create “a vibrant virtual community” that could be launched in Musselburgh.

Kirsty Mcintosh, Partnerships Manager for Scottish Tech Army, is the guest speaker at the next meeting of the Musselburgh Business Partnership on Wednesday at 7pm in the upper floor of the S Luca cafe on the High Street.

The organization is considering Musselburgh following a pilot of a virtual high street project in Dunbar, which was chosen last year by the Scottish Tech Army for SOLE (Supporting Our Local Economy) Scotland. It aims to bring communities together to support each other and support the local economy.

Under the motto ‘Digital footfall for Scotland’s high street’, SOLE Scotland promotes local services, businesses and amenities, giving people the opportunity to shop, book and engage locally when physical shopping is not possible due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Scottish Tech Army volunteers are working with organizations across Scotland to provide digital solutions to help them deal with the problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic and the challenges of recovery and rebuilding.

Musselburgh business owners will get an overview of the work to date, as well as information on plans for the coming months and how it could benefit Musselburgh.