Service break announcement
Service break announcement
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The Welcoming will be closed from Monday 13th February to Sunday 19th February for a service break. There will be no activities during this time and the office will be closed.

Office opening hours
Opening hours
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Our office drop-in hours are 9am to 2pm. From 2pm onwards, the office is only open for afternoon classes and scheduled appointments. Reception is closed after 2pm.

Refugees and migrants need your support today
Refugees and migrants need your support today
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New Scots in Edinburgh face unprecedented challenges this winter. The rising cost of living and winter fuel prices will affect everyone. But New Scots are also forced to contend with language barriers, social isolation, barriers to employment, and the trauma of fleeing conflict, poverty and inequality.

Catch our latest newsletter! ✨
Catch our latest newsletter! ✨
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Curious about what we do? Our latest newsletter features updates on The Welcoming's activities and services for New Scots, volunteering opportunities, Winter Appeal, and newest team members.

What's on at The Welcoming
What's on at
The Welcoming
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You can view our current activities and classes on our online timetable. You can also stay updated by following us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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English language

English language

Free weekly English classes for New Scots.

Employment support

Employment support

Support with finding work, developing skills and career planning.

Friendship

Friendship

We offer friendship groups and one-to-one befriending for refugees and migrants in Edinburgh.

Community fridge

Community fridge

Our Community Fridge is free and open to all refugees and migrants in Edinburgh.

Health and wellbeing

Health and wellbeing

Activities for improving health and wellbeing, including cycling, swimming and meditation.

Home energy advice

Home energy advice

We offer free and impartial home energy advice to refugees and migrants living in Edinburgh.  

What our participants say

The Welcoming is a kind place full of interesting people. Wonderful teachers! You can learn without being judged.

When I arrived in Scotland I didn't speak English, just 'hello', 'yes', 'no'! Now I have 2 jobs and I'm a volunteer in a charity shop! I'm more confident!

Apart from English classes, you do something more important and of value for people, something that gives joy. You help create new lives. Thank you for your work and for building new dreams, new opportunities and new beginnings.