The Melting Pot

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The Melting Pot first opened its doors in October 2007, after several years’ development by a grassroots group of like-minded folk in Edinburgh, lead by founder and managing director, Claire Carpenter. ‘Looking back, my dream was to create a special resource base – a shared working and learning environment, in my home city. I wanted to bring together interesting people who do interesting things, and to develop a dynamic and diverse community that shared a sense of collective purpose and reach. Ultimately it’s all about a place where the sum of the parts was greater than the whole’.

As a base for all sorts of resources, The Melting Pot harnesses the power of an unstructured collective – the power to ignite, support and effect social change by connecting resources to people, their ideas, passions and expertise. Every year, over 10,000 people visit The Melting Pot as we engage with and welcome delegations of social innovation practitioners, enablers and policy makers from all over the world. As Scotland’s Centre for Social Innovation and home of coworking in Edinburgh, we lead the way in ensuring creative, resilient and effective social innovation takes its essential place at the heart of a vibrant society. We do this by providing a range of resources and services, supporting and inspiring our pioneering coworking community and through our successful incubation programme the Good Ideas.

In turn, we help Scotland fulfil its economic, social, cultural and environmental potential.

If you want to know more about us please visit our website Coworking, Venue Hire, Virtual Offices in Edinburgh | The Melting Pot ( , call us on +44 (0)131 243 2626, or just drop an email at [email protected] 🙂

Coworking Options
24hr Access
Beer & Wine
Bike Storage
Coffee & Tea
Dedicated Desk
Disabled Access
Event Space
Events & Talks
Fruit & Snacks
High Speed Wifi
Hot Desk
Inventory Storage
Mailing Address
Meeting Room
Pets Allowed
Phone Booths
Roof Terrace
Secure Access

Opening Hours
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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