Stranded Scottish commuters are being offered free workspace in Kirkcaldy and Dunfermline.
Workers in Fife are invited to use Evans Easyspace’s facilities free of charge while essential repairs are being carried out on the Forth Bridge.
Evans’ Dunfermline centre at Pitreavie Business Park and its Kirkcaldy centre at the John Smith Business Park will both operate their largest available office as a drop-in workspace.
Workers will be able to use the space for free on a first-come, first-served basis, taking advantage of the professional set-up including complimentary wifi.
According to the serviced office provider, the Forth Bridge is a vital road link for professionals working in Edinburgh but live north of the Firth of Forth and, with the bridge under repair commuters have to endure a 20-mile plus journey each way as they’re diverted via Kincardine.
It says tailbacks are already commonplace as workers start to adjust to the round-trip.
Richard Morris, CEO at Evans Easyspace, said: “It’s been well publicised that transport is much more congested than normal as thousands re-route to get to work. Enabling workers to operate from a professional location closer to home can provide a solution for businesses, helping their staff avoid difficult and lengthy commutes and ensuring they stay positive and productive.
“Employers in and around the Edinburgh area may find that letting their staff work from a more convenient location while the bridge is repaired could lead them to reassess their attitude towards the fixed workplace in the future. Just some of the reported benefits of flexible working include happier and more motivated staff, which in turn leads to productivity gains for employers.”
It’s thought that 40% of UK workers spend at least 2.5 days a week working outside of their main office.