We help newcomers to Edinburgh to feel at home and contribute to life in Scotland. Our friendly and skilled team of staff and volunteers offer support with learning English, finding jobs, making friends, understanding Scottish culture, tackling climate change and lots more. Over 1200 people from 80 different nationalities join our classes and activities each year. Explore our website to see what’s on and find out how you can get involved!

New Scots Celebration Photo Booth
Reception area at the Welcoming
Making cut outs of the Welcoming logo at Creative Space
People at the Conversation Cafe Peace session
Guests at the 2017 AGM
Guests at 2017 AGM
Dancing at Eid party
Participants showing their art work
Group digging in a raised bed
Chess at Arabic Cafe
Walk in the woods
Group of participants
Cameron playing the old
Homemade glasses at Creative Space
Participants in a class at the Welcoming
Walk down the hill in the sunshine
New Scots Celebration Photo Booth
Piano playing at choir
Holding up the cut out of the Welcoming logo
Portobello Beach
Participants in the Welcoming classroom
Nicola Sturgeon visits the Welcoming
Welcoming participant wearing the Welcoming logo!
Scotland for Newcomers outing to the National Museum
Playing piano at Creative Space
Play with Clay activity at Creative Space
Scotland for Newcomers in the woods