Conferences & Maker Training

COMPASS 1:1 Sessions - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Financial Advice & Support

Fully Booked - COMPASS 1:1 Session with a Chartered Accountant to discuss your specific financial circumstances in light of the pandemic. 

Thank you for your interest in a COMPASS 1:1 Session. All the available slots have now been filled.

If you would like to be placed on a Waitlist, if more slots become available, please email hello@craftscotland.org with COMPASS 1:1 Session Waitlist in the subject line.

In light of Coronavirus (COVID-19), we understand that this is an increasingly uncertain time for makers, particularly around finance, grants, cashflow and taxes.  

Sign up for one of our free COMPASS 1:1 Sessions to discuss your specific circumstances and receive financial advice about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) support that you potentially might be eligible for.

Margaret Leeming is a Chartered Accountant with Hollis Accounting Ltd. She has experience working with micro and small to medium enterprises, third sector and retail on a wide range of financial and tax activities.  

These 1:1 Sessions are part of COMPASS, our learning and development programme, developed specifically to support makers. 


Key information 

  • We have 16 sessions available on a first come first served basis, across Thursday 30 April and Friday 1 May 2020.    

  • Each session will be 20 minutes long and conducted through Zoom. You will be sent joining instructions in advance.  

  • Each session is free, but registration is essential 

  • Each session will be completely confidential 



This opportunity is open to professional makers who live and work in Scotland, working in one or more of the disciplines Craft Scotland support.  


Register for your COMPASS 1:1 Session 

As places are limited, please first read our Financial Support for the Craft Sector during Coronavirus (COVID-19) Toolkit, prepared by Hollis Accounting Ltd. and Craft Scotland (published Tuesday 28 April 2020). There is a handy overview section that shows at a glance what support is potentially available to you. Plus, an extensive FAQ answering many of the queries we have received. 

If you would like to go ahead and register for a COMPASS 1:1 Session, please fill in this short form and on completion you will be sent a link to a Doodle calendar.  


If you are unsure as to whether you require a full session or you simply have a quick query please email Jo Scott, Head of Programmes, at hello@craftscotland.org. Jo can provide advice or direct you to other relevant organisations or information resources.  



COMPASS is Craft Scotland’s learning and development programme created specifically for makers. COMPASS focuses on developing craft talent and equipping individuals with the necessary skills to create a sustainable craft practice. COMPASS offers a unique mix of active learning, residentials, mentoring and 1:1 specialist advice. 

COMPASS is subsidised by Craft Scotland to increase the number of makers that have access to quality learning and development opportunities. This programme is generously supported by the William Grant Foundation and Creative Scotland. 


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Key Contact:
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