Earlier this year we started offering The Melting Pot’s 5 star venue hire services outside our 5 Rose Street HQ for the first time. We celebrated opening The Melting Pot Studio @ The Crags Centre, a collaboration between 2 social enterprises, with a launch event.
The Melting Pot has been a thriving events space for over a decade, welcoming around 10,000 people a year to our venues. It became clear that there’s more demand for our venue hire services than we can accommodate at 5 Rose Street so we decided it was time to scale up. Our brand new venue, The Melting Pot Studio @ The Crags Centre is in the Pleasance area of Central Edinburgh and we’re very excited to be partnering with and supporting a younger social enterprise as we scale up.
To celebrate the launch of our new venue we invited people along to enjoy the breathtaking views of the Salisbury Crags, some nibbles, chat and TMP hospitality. We heard from our Head of Collaboration Sam Hulls,
“This collaboration has generated 2 new jobs and it will support both The Melting Pot and The Crags Centre’s communities. It also means our venue hire clients can bring their top quality events to a new area of Edinburgh. We’re very excited to be launching the Studio!”
Simon Turner is The Melting Pot’s Head of Social Innovation. He is also one of the co-founders of The Crags Centre who was brought it back to life as a social enterprise in 2012. Simon told us all about the history of The Crags Centre and how they now support a thriving community with sport at it’s heart.
If you missed the launch, worry not! We’d love to show you around the Studio, just get in touch. We’ve now hosted a few events in our new venue and people are loving it! Amy Ferguson from Edinburgh Council said:
“I just wanted to say what a wonderful days we had at the Studio. The space was lovely, airy and bright and the food was amazing!”