News: New VisitScotland partnership helps two good causes

A lovely new partnership with VisitScotland has allowed us to donate seeds to two more good causes. Hooray!

We’re delighted to share the news that we recently partnered up with Scotland’s national tourism organisation, VisitScotland, to help promote wellbeing amongst its staff.


We provided 300 packets of our butterfly-friendly wildflower seeds - with accompanying postcards - for VisitScotland to give to staff members.

We can only imagine the sort of challenges VisitScotland staff are facing at the moment, with the tourism and hospitality sector in Scotland so hard hit by the pandemic.


We hope our wee seeds will help support their mental health and wellbeing, and bring some extra colour and wildlife into their gardens and local areas this summer.


We’re a social enterprise, and we spend 10% of everything we make on seed giveaways to good causes. The partnership with VisitScotland has allowed us to turn that pledge into action straight away - giving us the funds needed to donate seeds to two excellent projects!


We gave 30 packets of wildflower seeds to children’s charity Action for Children, so they could work with vulnerable teenagers at Bannerman High School in Glasgow, to develop a wellbeing garden there.


And we were also able to give 30 packets of wildflower seeds to North Edinburgh Arts, a charity that offers local residents a safe, enjoyable and creative environment to relax, share and develop in. In a partnership between North Edinburgh Arts and bookbinder Cassandra Barron, our seeds have been included in botanical-themed art kits for children, distributed to vulnerable families in North Edinburgh.


Janice Mack (VisitScotland Staff Engagement Manager) said:


“This is such a perfect partnership. Our support allowed Seeds of Hope Scotland to distribute packets of beautiful seeds to others. It was so rewarding to know that we made it possible to share these seeds (and the hope they bring) with others, especially during these recent Covid times.”


We’re over the moon, because this is exactly how things are meant to work here at Seeds. When a new collaboration results in a payment to us, we want to pay it forward as soon as possible. That’s just what’s been able to happen, so huge thanks to VisitScotland for trusting us to get it right.


We hope your staff enjoy watching their flowers grow!

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Photo: Harebells on the Isle of Harris, Outer Hebrides, Scotland. Photo by David Wheater on Unsplash