We’re Lucy & Neil (and Reggie the spaniel)
During lockdown Lucy was working from home and like many, feeling isolated going from Zoom call to Zoom call. At the same time, we were also looking for something new to do with our lovely old steading building, which as once a wood burning stove business.
The idea was born to open a community space where people could get together, meet others and become part of a growing, thriving small business community.
We put a lot of thought, effort and attention to detail into creating a beautiful and welcoming space that people would want to come back to again and again, for co-working, business meetings and events.
It was a challenging time to open a business but we’re so proud to see not only how our business has flourished but also to have support the growth of all the businesses that now form part of the vibrant Greenbrae Steading community.
We’d love to welcome you to come and be part of something exciting and energising for Moray.
How do I get to Greenbrae Steading?Greenbrae Steading is conveniently located on the B904 – that’s the main road from Hopeman to Burghead. We are within easy walking or cycling distance from both villages and a 15 – 20 minute car journey from both Elgin and Forres or you can catch the number 32 bus from Elgin bus Station. Greenbrae Steading - Google Maps
Do you have parking?Yes we have onsite parking for both cars and bikes – come past the Steading and follow the signs to the car park with the best view of the Moray Coast!
What is Coworking?Coworking is more than desk hire. A coworking space offers a sense of community with relaxed yet productive working environment. Coworking provides flexibility and cost effective workspace for both freelancers and businesses. You can hire a desk when you need it – no overheads or commiting to leases!
What is a Steading?In Scotland a steading refers to the outbuildings of a traditional farmhouse. Greenbrae Steading has been carefully restored and modernised whilst retaining the original features/stonework. (complete with friendly livestock next door!)
How can I use Greenbrae Steading?Greenbrae Steading is a flexible space, so you can come here to work, hold a meeting or training session or even a fitness class. We can also cater for social occasions, and celebration events.
Do you provide catering?Yes, we can arrange catering for your events, we have links with quality local food suppliers – please contact us for more details.
If you have any questions not answered here, feel free to get in touch.
Greenbrae Steading Now
Greenbrae Steading is a place for the community. We love this area and want to do everything we can to help it flourish.
Our coworking space offers freelancers, small business owners, and remote workers a space to come and work and meet new people. Instead of looking at the same four walls, you can come and enjoy the see beautiful views of the Firth, enjoy the company of others and get stuff done.
When the weather is nice, sit at the outdoor tables to have your lunch. Go for a stroll or take your bike along the Moray Coastal Path. Finish your day with a refreshing dip in the sea!
Outside of work, we provide a place to come together in a different way. Come and learn a new hobby, relax at a regular yoga session or organise a party for your tribe.
Get together at Greenbrae Steading. .
Greenbrae Steading Then
Originally a working farm and the entrance to Greenbrae Quarry, Greenbrae Steading was a part of Greenbrae Farmhouse up until Neil and his dad, John, bought it in 2001.
By the time Neil and his dad took ownership, the Steading building was quite run down and in need of repair. However, Neil was a joiner so this was no problem. He used the Steading as a base to run his own business and spent his spare time renovating and restoring the original Steading buildings.
In 2008, Neil set up Greenbrae Stoves, selling high quality woodburning stoves. As the business became more successful, the main steading building was converted into an office and showroom for the stoves.
In 2019, Neil decided to close Greenbrae Stoves in order to do something else with the space. He was keen to build something that was a part of the community, and so the thought of Greenbrae Steading began.