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Local Groups

Community Groups

The British Red Cross

As well as the International work which the Red Cross do. they also offer a wide range of flexible services, providing support to vulnerable people at a local level. Their support services are there to offer practical assistance and, most importantly, help them to help themselves. They can provide pre and post-care for people facing a hospital stay, loan equipment, offer transport assistance for those with mobility problems, administer therapeutic care massage to help reduce stress and offer skin camouflage treatment. Most of their services are free to the user and funded by contracts with commissioners or donations from the public.

The Red Cross provides opportunities for partnership working with local and statutory services in supporting people to live independently within their community. As a volunteer organisation, it also enables people to support vulnerable people in local communities and enhance community resilience.

Lothian Branch: The British Red Cross, West Point House, 69 North Gyle Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 8JY. Website: Email:

Barri Grubb Food Project

Barry Grubb is North Edinburgh's healthy eating project. They offer fresh fruit and vegetables, milk, canned fish, herbs and spices, dried goods and a range of kitchen staples at cost price. They also supply fair-trade tea, coffee and sugar. They can supply literature on healthy eating, nutrition and food hygiene or offer one to one advice or group support on these issues. Free delivery to local homes or workplaces.

Contact Barri Grubb, Pilton Community Health Project, 73 Boswell Parkway; Monday to Thursday; 8.30am to 4.30pm and on Fridays from 8.30am to 2.00pm.
Tel 551 1671, email or visit

Barri Grubb produce is now available from Drylaw Parish church, Groathill Road North;
Monday to Thursday from 9-4pm and Friday 9-1pm.

Corstorphine Trust

Find out more about Corstorphine and its history (

Gylemuir Community Association

Serving Broomhall, Wester Broom, Forrester, South Gyle and Gogarloch
A local organisation next to Gylemuir Primary School with excellent facilities and a range of day and night classes to suit everyone. The centre can also offer Internet Access and its facilities are available to hire for birthday parties, etc. Please look at the Gylemuir Community Association for more information.

Social Groups

Choir Wants You To Phone Home
Edinburgh Telephone Choir started life many moons ago, populated by staff at the old telephone exchange. These days it's open to anyone with a passion for singing. The Choir is currently keen to recruit new members, and had this to say:

"Are you one of those people who enjoys singing in the bath or the shower - and you reckon you sound like an opera star?!! We are looking for new members to bolster our ranks, so if you would like to join a friendly, enthusiastic group that enjoys all kinds of music from the Classics to songs from the Shows et al then get out of the bath/shower; rub yourself down; fling on your gear; grab your mobile and give us a buzz!

"Rehearsals start in September; Monday evenings 7.30-9.30pm. We look forward to hearing from you! Contact either Alastair Murray (Secretary) 0131 332 2758 or Iain Dunn (Musical Director) 0131 334 1665 for further details."

Craigmount Scottish Music Group

Informal music sessions: Bored playing at home alone? Want to learn and swap new tunes? Play popular Scottish sets; All instruments welcome.
Wednesdays 7pm - 9pm; £1 per session; £4 (£2 concession) annual membership
Craigmount High School Community Wing
Tel 0131 339 8278
Term ends 18th June 2008 - restarts 10th September 2008

Craigmount Writers Group each Friday from 10am to 12noon (during term time) in the Community Wing of Craigmount High School. WFor anyone who is interested in improving their writing skills. Telephone 339 1884 for further details.

Subud Britain Edinburgh Group
Contact: The Secretary, Subud Edinburgh, Bankhead Farm, South Queensferry EH30 9HR
Membership of Subud is open to all who wish to join and who profess a belief in God or a wish to believe in God. Subud enhances the religious experience of members who are adherents of a particular faith, bringing them closer to God. Worship in Subud involves surrender to the will of God. For further information see

Connect Scotland Internet Computers This initiative is set up within Craigmount Community Education Centre and allows the public to have access to the Internet and Computers. 60p per session, 20p for printing Contact 339 1884 for further details.

Rotary Club of Corstorphine

Sport Groups

Blackhall Bowling Club, 21 Keith Row, EDINBURGH, EH4 3RD, 332 0335

Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society, 32 Barnton Avenue, EDINBURGH, 336 2006

Carrick Knowe Bowling Club, 81a Broomhall Avenue EDINBURGH EH12 7NW, 334 1396

Civil Service Sports Association, 25 Marine Drive, EDINBURGH EH4 5EJ, 332 1175

Corstorphine AAC, 8f Forrester Park Avenue EDINBURGH EH12 9AH, 334 9668

Corstorphine Bowling Club, 5 North Saughton Road, EDINBURGH EH12 7HQ, 334 9454

Corstorphine Rugby Football Club, 32 Carrick Knowe Hill, EDINBURGH EH12 7BR, 539 3765

Dundas Parks Golf Club, Kirkliston Rd, South Queensferry, EH30 9NZ. 331 4252

Edinburgh Croquet Club, 52 Craiglockhart Road, EDINBURGH EH4 1HG. 443 1410

Edinburgh Northern Rugby Club, East Fettes Avenue, EDINBURGH. 332 3911

Edinburgh Synchronised Swimming Club, 21 Laverockdale Park, EDINBURGH EH13 0QE. 441 5036

Gogar Park Curling Club Ltd, Gogar Station Road, EDINBURGH EH12 9BS. 339 1254

Gogarburn Golf Club, Handley Lodge, Roddinglaw Road, NEWBRIDGE. 333 4110

Heart of Midlothian Amateur Swimming Club, 18 Hillview Drive, EDINBURGH EH12 8QW. 539 1642

Kirkliston Bowling Club, Bowling Green Road, KIRKLISTON EH29 2BG. 333 3672

Maitland Bowling Club, 96 Main Street, Davidson's Mains EDINBURGH EH4 5AB, 336 3624

Newbridge Bowling Club, 19 Old Liston Road, NEWBRIDGE EH28 8SS. 333 1006

Port Royal Golf Driving Range, By Edinburgh Airport, EDINBURGH. 333 4377

Queensferry Bowling Club, Stoneycroft Road, SOUTH QUEENSFERRY EH30 9HX. 331 2354

Ratho Bowling & Recreation Club, 42/44 Main Street, RATHO EH28 8RD. 333 2511

Ratho Park Golf Club, RATHO. 335 0068

Royal Burgess Golfing Society, 181 Whitehouse Road, EDINBURGH. 339 2075

Royal Caledonian Curling Club, Cairnie House, Royal Highland Showground, INGLISTON  
EH28 2NB. 333 3003

Royal High School Athletic Club, East Barnton Avenue, EDINBURGH EH4. 6JP 476 6033

Silverknowes Golf Club, Silverknowes Parkway, EDINBURGH EH4 5ET. 336 5359

Turnhouse Golf Club Ltd, 154 Turnhouse Road, EDINBURGH EH12. 339 1014

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