Djuki Mala Festival Trip – Wed 16 Aug

Join Scotland for Newcomers on Wednesday for a very special trip to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. We have a limited number of tickets to see Djuki Mala, an Aborginal dance troupe who fuse traditional Yolngu and contemporary pop culture, dance and storytelling to create work that is a marvel of timing, comedy and clowning, with a hefty dose of heart and soul!

Spaces are limited for this event, so if you would like to attend you must reserve a space by emailing or popping into the office. Please only reserve a ticket if you are sure you are able to come along.

The show is at 4.30pm at the Assembly Theatre at George Square, and we will meet at The Welcoming at 3pm.

Ciao a tutti!

Hello you all! I am very exited to be back to work form my maternity leave and to join Victoria on the Warmer Home Project!

I am really looking forward to be part of the creative workshops, I love sewing and I can’t wait to meet all the new  Welcoming volunteers and participants.

You can pop by to see me at our weekly surgeries every Thursday 12-1pm. I’m Italian so am happy to help other Italian speakers with any home energy issues -just pop by for a chat!

In the meantime, here’s a copy of an information leaflet in Italian -it’s full of tricks and tips to keep your home cosy! You can find paper copies at The Welcoming or request one when you book an Italian home visit with me.



Cup of Tea with a Refugee – Thank you!

Last month two lovely locals, Rachel & Katherine organised a wonderful coffee morning in Stockbridge as part of the Scottish Refugee Council “Cup of Tea with a Refugee” campaign. This event came about after they had attended another one organised earlier in the year and were keen to get involved somehow.

It was great to see so many locals come together to welcome newcomers, especially on such a rainy day! The event raised £204.61 for The Welcoming. This is such a generous donation from the local community, and it will go along way to ensuring we are able to keep supporting migrants and refugees in Edinburgh.

A huge thank you to Rachel & Katherine for organising and coordinating the event, and to everyone who donated money, cake and time on the day. If you would like to keep in touch with events at The Welcoming, you can register as a Friend of The Welcoming or check our Volunteer page for any current opportunities to get involved.

Portobello Beach – Wed 9 Aug

Join us on Wednesday August 9th for a walk along the beautiful beach at Portobello. If the weather is bad we’ll do something else.
Look at the Welcoming website and the WhatsApp groups on Wednesday morning.





Meet at The Welcoming at 3pm or at Joppa Pumping Station EH15 2ET at 4:10pm.