East Lothian has turn into the primary space in Scotland to deploy an progressive platform designed to invigorate and stimulate the county’s native economic system by means of a web page and downloadable cellular app, described as a ‘single level of discovery’ for all that East Lothian presents.
The venture – SOLE – Supporting Our Native Economic system – is a focal neighborhood platform created by the Scottish Tech Military (STA), a 2000-strong neighborhood of passionate volunteers offering expertise options to the good thing about folks and communities in Scotland.
The STA’s deployment of SOLE in East Lothian is supported by the UK Authorities’s UK Neighborhood Renewal Fund and East Lothian Council and can inject additional impetus to assist East Lothian’s submit pandemic enterprise restoration.
Accessible as a downloadable cellular app or through a web-enabled platform, SOLE is designed to empower all East Lothian residents to ‘suppose, act and store native’. The app has been created and designed as a single digital level of discovery that permits folks throughout the county to entry native retailers and different providers akin to reserving actions or occasions, discover a native service, be part of a gaggle, go on a strolling path with buddies, proper throughout East Lothian.
Alistair Forbes, Founding Director and CEO, Scottish Tech Military feedback,
“East Lothian is a thriving and dynamic hub of enterprise and innovation, however like in all places else, the pandemic positioned a heavy burden on each side of the native economic system. SOLE might be a catalyst for transformational change, bringing a concentrate on every thing that East Lothian’s cities have to supply.
All of us perceive why we should always help our native economic system however that may be arduous to do as a result of we don’t have the time to look in a number of locations or can’t discover what we wish. SOLE offers the reply, with entry to native assets all inside one easy-to-use on-line atmosphere that helps to tell folks in the neighborhood, attracts them into the city centres and helps them benefit from every thing their city has to supply.
As extra companies and native organisations signal as much as the SOLE app throughout Haddington, Musselburgh, North Berwick, Prestonpans, Tranent, and Dunbar in addition to their surrounding areas, we invite native companies of all sizes, in addition to area people teams and charities to return ahead to embrace and profit from this distinctive neighborhood engagement platform.”
Councillor John McMillan, Provost and Cupboard Spokesman for Setting, Financial Improvement and Tourism at East Lothian Council feedback,
“The vibrancy of East Lothian enriches the lives of the individuals who dwell and work right here and SOLE goes to be massively useful to everybody. It’s so vital, not only for the economic system of our native communities, however for the area as an entire that we do no matter we will to showcase to our residents what a splendidly dynamic and various vary of alternative East Lothian presents.
Whether or not you’re a enterprise or somebody who needs to benefit from the realm they dwell in, SOLE is an extremely highly effective useful resource to have in your cellular gadget.”
SOLE offers far more than an immersive native buying platform. It has been designed with a powerful emphasis on life-style and leisure time. Customers can reserve a desk in a favorite native bar or restaurant or get particulars of occasions through a bespoke ‘listings’ calendar. Furthermore, data on native sights, space information, location particular promotions and different presents, will entice customers to discover East Lothian and luxuriate in the perfect of dwelling domestically.
Alistair Forbes concludes,
“East Lothian is main the way in which in the direction of a brand new period of native engagement. Everyone seems to be now transfixed by the way in which their cellular gadget has enhanced their day by day lives. Including the SOLE app will present folks dwelling in communities throughout East Lothian how simply they will play an lively function of their space and actually enhance their native economic system.”