About Merkinch Enterprise

Merkinch Enterprise was founded in 1992 and is registered as a charity with the remit of relieving poverty in the Merkinch ward of Inverness. Merkinch is defined by the British government as an area of high deprevation. Government figures reveal a very high number of single parent families, an equally high elderly population and very high unemployment.

Merkinch Technology & Training Centre is part of Merkinch Enterprise, an umbrella organisation which covers other provisions such as Fliperz Day Care Centre, free Awards for All Scotland funded community training and our community newsletter, the Merkinch News & Views.

Surveys carried out by the founders of Merkinch Enterprise supported the above conclusions, and concluded that there was a need for a multi-pronged strategy in order to achieve the aims of the organisation. Our strategy is based on four threads - attraction of investment into Merkinch, creation of jobs, providing childcare at a reasonable cost and training the local population in skills currently required by employers.

In 1994 local people were given a chance to take part in business planning courses, which led to several viable ideas for businesses that could be set up in Merkinch by the population. From these business plans, three subsidiary organisations have been formed, these being the Merkinch Technology & Training Centre, aiming to bring money into the organisation and the area; the Fliperz childcare centre, providing childcare for working parents, or parents undertaking training; and the News & Views community newsletter, distributed free to all households and businesses in Merkinch every month, as well as various organisations throughout Inverness.

National Lottery Funded Awards for All Scotland

Additional information about our Fliperz Day Care Centre can be found here.

Currently, training for the unemployed and those working part-time is undertaken with funds provided by National Lottery Awards for All Scotland. Most of the training is aimed at familiarising people with current technology, and removing the fear that many of them have of computers. Find out more about our FREE computer training.

Our newsletter, the Merkinch News & Views, is available to view or download. Want to advertise your business or organisation in our newsletter? Download our advert price guide for further information.

For further information, contact us at info@merkinch.org.uk.

Computer Training
FREE Computer Training

FREE Funded Computer Training

Commercial and free computer training courses covering popular components of Microsoft Office such as Access, Excel, Powerpoint and Word.

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Computer Training
Commercial Computer Training

Commercial Computer Training

Commercial and free computer training courses covering popular components of Microsoft Office such as Access, Excel, Powerpoint and Word.

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Fliperz Day Care Centre
Fliperz Day Care Centre

Fliperz Day Care Centre

Full day care facility for children aged 2-5 years and an out of school club for 5-12 year olds.

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Merkinch News & Views
Merkinch News & Views

Merkinch News & Views

The local Merkinch newsletter produced by Merkinch Enterprise. Want to advertise with us? An advertising guide with prices is available to download.

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Web Desing & Hosting Services
Web Design & Hosting

Web Design & Hosting

Web design, hosting and domain name services. Responsive, mobile-friendly designs, delivered using the lastest techniques.

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Office Services
Office Services

Office Services

Find out about the office services that Merkinch Enterprise can provide.

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Computer Training, Web Design and Hosting Services, Internet Access and Public Office Services

Merkinch Technology and Training Centre specialise in computer training, web design, administration services and local community IT training. From our premises in the capital of the Highlands, the city of Inverness, we are well placed to deliver cost effective information technology services to clients throughout Scotland and the UK.

Below are services that we currently offer. Click to find out more.

Computer Training
Computer Training

Computer Training

Commercial and free computer training courses covering popular components of Microsoft Office such as Access, Excel, Powerpoint and Word.

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Computer Training
Web Design
& Hosting Services

Web Design & Hosting

Web design, hosting and domain name services. Responsive, mobile-friendly designs, delivered using the lastest techniques.

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Internet access
Public Internet Access

Internet Access

We provide affordable and reliable public internet access. No booking in advance is required.

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Public computer services
Public Computer Use

Public Computer Use

Use our public computers to create documents, presentations, images and publications.

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Printing & Photocopying
Printing & Photocopying

Printing & Photocopying

Printing and photocopying services are provided. Maximum A3 size sheets. B/W and full colour.

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Typing services
Typing

Typing

Typing services for CVs, letters and audio transcription. Prices may vary so please enquire.

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Scanning services
Scanning

Scanning

Scanning services for documents and images you wish to store electronically or send via email.

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Faxing services
Faxing

Faxing

Fax multi-page documents worldwide from our office. National and international charges apply.

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Laminating services
Laminating

Laminating

Laminating services from id badge size up to A3 size 150 micron sheets.

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Binding services
Binding

Binding

Document binding services from single booklets to small / medium batches.

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CD / DVD burning services
CD / DVD Burning

CD / DVD Burning

Burn photos, documents, files and music to CD or DVD. Please enquire.

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Shredding services
Shredding

Shredding

Shredding services for low to medium volumes of household paperwaste.

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Wordpress

As well as offering a website design service we offer you the ability to set up your own website / blog using WordPress, which is provided along with our standard web hosting package. Please enquire for further information using our contact form. Information about WordPress can be found at the WordPress website.

Merkinch Enterprise

Merkinch Enterprise is our umbrella organisation and covers other provisions such as Fliperz Day Care Centre, National Lottery Awards for All Scotland funded community training and our community newsletter, the Merkinch News & Views. Further information about Merkinch Enterprise can be found here: Merkinch Enterprise

Opening hours

  • Monday to Thursday 8.50am - 4.50pm
  • Friday - 8.50am - 4.30pm
  • Closed weekends

Contact us

14 Grant Street, Inverness IV3 8BL
Tel: 01463 240085
Fax: 01463 717977