Update of services (Covid-19)

Our face-to-face activities are temporarily suspended due to the pandemic. However, many of our activities have adapted to the situation and are now being run online. Check out our Timetable for details on our current online activities.

Scotland for Newcomers is on hold

Scotland for newcomers is currently on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We will update our social media when the group is running again. You can stay informed by following us on social media:

What is Scotland for Newcomers?

If you are new to Scotland or Edinburgh then there is a lot for you to discover!

Scotland for Newcomers has a different outing or activity every week, offering you a chance to get together, improve your English conversational skills and learn about Scotland – its people, culture, music, geography and more.

All Scotland for Newcomers activities are free of charge and there is no need to book – simply come along and join in! There is a Welcoming group on WhatsApp which posts regular updates about Scotland for Newcomers and other social activities – please email us at [email protected] with details of your mobile number if you would like to be added.

Places that Scotland for Newcomers has previously visited:

  • Edinburgh College
  • Summerhall Art Gallery
  • Edinburgh Fringe
  • Portobello Beach
  • Cramond Island
  • Water of Leith
  • Grand Union Canal
  • National Museum of Scotland
  • Corstorphine Hill
  • Gallery of Modern Art
  • Arthur’s Seat
  • Seafield Recycling Centre
  • City Arts Centre
  • People’s Story Museum
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • Museum on the Mound
  • Botanic Gardens
  • Hermitage Braids
  • Edinburgh International Science Festival
  • Talbot Rice Gallery
  • National Library of Scotland
  • Royal Scottish Academy
  • Lauriston Castle
  • Blackford Hill
  • Bridgend Farmhouse and Craigmillar Woods
  • Volunteer Centre Edinburgh
  • Museum Collection Centre
  • Surgeons’ Hall Museum
  • The Writer’s Museum
  • Scottish Poetry Library
  • Edinburgh Zoo
  • Saughton Park
  • Museum of Fire
  • St Giles Cathedral
  • Museum of Childhood
  • Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show
  • Gorgie Farm
  • Dr Neil’s Garden