Based on our experience both with food and with people in custodial care, we are working closely with the Scottish Prison Service and Fife College, the Universities of Strathclyde and Manchester (MMU) to develop B.E.I.N.G.


A pilot (working title 4F Pilot) has already been submitted to Creative Scotland for artists' funding.  Participants from the Scottish Prison Service, Creatives, and staff from Fife College, will work together, and through writing, photography and film, will develop sample pages of a book, This six-week proof-of-concept project will launch in 2021/2 in HMYOI Polmont, Covid-19 willing.

Since the pilot's design B.E.I.N.G. has been developed into a main three year project, and is expected to launch soon after the pilot. Designed around a three year 'degree-style' program the main components of B.E.I.N.G. are

Year 1 - Book building and Entrepreneurial training

Year 2 - Instruction in the manufacture/development of the eventual business product and Nouse, or acumen, for developing its profile, suppliers and customers 

Year 3 - the Grail of employment in a social enterprise


Please contact us at team.spsquare@gmail.com if you would like to know more or to be included in our news updates as the project unfolds.