,  • June 15, 2018

This month we’ve welcomed a whole host of amazing, ethical organisations to The Melting Pot. Read on to meet Potters from charities Cycling UK and Abelour, renewable energy company Wind2 and the newest member of staff to join the LGiU team based at TMP… 

Catriona MacSween has worked in the refugee sector for over 15 years working as a caseworker for adult asylum seekers before focusing her interests on the needs of separated children. Catriona joined Aberlour in June 2010 in the post of Service Manager for the Scottish Guardianship Service and she has been instrumental in developing and delivering the current model of Guardianship in Scotland.

Aberlour has a rich history of working with vulnerable children, young people and their families. Catriona and the team have joined The Melting Pot with a Networker package to support the delivery of these vital services. Welcome!


Isla Whateley has joined LGiU as an intern and a recently graduate of anthropology from Edinburgh University. Isla can be found at her brand new Fixed Desk working with Hannah.

We’re very excited to see the LGiU family growing, Isla has joined the team so the organisation can continue to thrive now Charlotte has gone on maternity leave. Wishing you all the best Charlotte, come visit us soon!


Ewan Eley has also snatched up a Fixed Desk! He works for an energy storage company called Wind2, having just joined on as their Marketing and Communications guru. With his colleagues located in various locations across the UK from Aberdeen to Wales, Ewan’s glad to have a welcoming workplace with friendly faces and someone to offer to make him a cuppa.  And it will come as no surprise given his role that he has a real interest in all things energy and renewables related.


Sam Waller has taken up residence in our penultimate Fixed Desk (that’s right, just one left!). Sam works for Cycling UK, he’s recently joined the team to help deliver their communications. Cycling UK was established as Cyclists Touring Club in 1878 and are now a UK wide charity that wants the world to be a healthier, cleaner and happier place because more people are able to cycle. In Scotland they have a small but growing team, working on a range of community based projects that support people to cycle.

Sam will be sharing his desk with his Cycling UK colleagues Esmond Sage and Suzanne Forup, so don’t be alarmed if you see a few different people using that desk! Esmond told us, “I have supported the development of bike and sustainable transport projects with Transition St Andrews and SHRUB Co-op’s Wee Spoke Hub in Edinburgh. At the moment in particular I’m working to start a monthly LGBT bike night at the Wee Spoke Hub.

I’m interested in projects and research around cycling, community empowerment, environment, and planning. My current work with Cycling UK involves a great deal of identifying and working with partners to accomplish existing objectives and dream up exciting new projects, so please get in touch!”

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