The Welcoming will be closed for the following public holidays and service breaks throughout 2023. Public Holidays On public holidays, there will be no activities or classes. The office will be closed and staff will not be contactable. Monday 2nd
The Pyramid of Crisis: The Experience of Ukrainians in Edinburgh
The Welcoming’s Director, Tesfu Gessesse, reflects on the approach of the Scottish Government and local authorities to the crisis in Ukraine, and on the experiences of Ukrainians in Edinburgh.
Donate to The Welcoming’s Winter Appeal 2022
The Welcoming offers compassionate support to over 2,000 New Scots, including over 800 Ukrainians and 100 Afghans. Without your help, our services are at risk.
Your invitation to The Welcoming’s AGM 2022
The Welcoming’s Annual General Meeting 2022 is an opportunity for you to hear more about our work and get to know our team and board.
Welcome Packs for New Scots
The Scottish Government has produced Welcome Packs for New Scots. The packs are currently available in five languages: English, Russian, Dari, Ukrainian and Pashto.
Stay updated on The Welcoming’s latest news
We are launching a new quarterly newsletter at The Welcoming! It will include updates on The Welcoming’s events, activities and political action.
The Welcoming Volunteers Awarded Again at Inspiring Volunteer Awards
We are delighted to announce that our ESOL Teachers Team and one of our befriending volunteers have won awards through the Inspiring Volunteer Awards 2022.
Health and Wellbeing at The Welcoming – Announcement
The Welcoming’s health and wellbeing activities for New Scots will restart this month. Our programme supports New Scots (asylum seekers, refugees and migrants) in Edinburgh to look after their physical and mental health, and feel empowered to make personal wellbeing choices.
Celebrating 7 years of Welcoming a Greener Future
After a wonderful seven years, our Welcoming a Greener Future project came to an end on Thursday 31 March 2022. Since 2015 we have: Saved 701.5 tonnes Co2, held over 300 climate change activities, and engaged with over 2,000 people.
Update: Welcoming a Greener Future project
After an incredible seven years, our Welcoming a Greener Future project will be coming to a close on March 31 2022. The project has been funded by the Scottish Government Climate Challenge Fund since it began in 2015. Now, we