Supporting local


One of the reasons businesses struggle to support local is an economic one. We all need to make profit, however, often the cheapest option isn’t the local option. The harsh reality is that cheaper options are always available online from countries with lower wages and operating costs.

As a proud Scottish business we try to follow a policy of ‘actions, not words’. We support local where possible, where profits generated from our business pays for piano lessons and sports kit for local kids, not a CEO’s second home. Great local businesses and people we’re proud work with are listed below.

 Animator | KaminskaWorks

“When you are at the early stages of your career, you need someone who believes in you, gives you support and the opportunity to shine. Scotlens offered me exactly that and more. I appreciate their professionalism, passion, and creative approach to bringing the highest quality project to life. It is a pleasure to work with Scotlens”

Ewa | KaminskaWorks

Designer | VKGD

“Ever since Tom first approached me about working with Scotlens, I couldn’t resist thinking, I was extremely lucky! The entire team has an extraordinary approach coupled with human empathy and this is something that creates the perfect foundation for great things, especially when local businesses (like me) are involved. It’s a pleasure to work with Scotlens and I can’t wait to see where time takes us in the future.”

Kamila | VKGD

Packaging & Print | Captivate Creative

“We were originally approached by Scotlens due to our locality, to supply some printed literature for one of their products. Since then, we have developed a great working relationship with both management and their team. As a provider of printed & branded products, we strive to keep our environmental impact to a minimum, and like Scotlens, we too share their vision on creating and using products and materials that are more readily recyclable. We continue to work closely with the team at Scotlens to meet the needs of their business”.

Andrew Dinnes, Managing Director | Captivate Creative

Scotlens Academy | Developing local creative talent

How can we use Scotlens to develop young local talent in a way that makes them more employable down the track? Our ambition is to help young local creatives – photographers, filmmakers, animators, designers, artists, poets, programmers etc – give them real projects to work on to develop their CV’s and showcase their talent. If we use their work, we’ll pay them. Hopefully we’ll get them noticed by other local businesses who may even partner us to develop a local pool of talented youngsters. All being well we’ll take some on full time one day. If we can be part of the movement that helps create good local jobs for our youngsters, then that’s a great thing to be part of.