People at the Conversation Cafe Peace session
Rainy day in Cramond
Matt Hopwood in the Welcoming classroom
Group of participants
Group of people on a gardening and growing visit
Dancing at Eid party
Participants showing their art work
Sunny day in the Meadows
Group digging in a raised bed
Chess at Arabic Cafe
Participants in the Welcoming classroom
Group of Welcoming participants
Walk in the woods
Cameron playing the old
Homemade glasses at Creative Space
Cup of coffee and digestive biscuit
Syrian sweets
Adil playing the drum
Walk down the hill in the sunshine


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!