Looking to make friends in Edinburgh?

Our friendship groups for New Scots are a great way to meet new people, explore the city and build community.

Current friendship groups

Women’s Conversation Space

The Women's Conversation Space is a relaxed group for refugee and migrant women in Edinburgh to make friends and practise English.

Scotland For Newcomers

Scotland For Newcomers is a free weekly outing for refugees and migrants in Edinburgh. The group meets on Saturdays and explores the city together.

Gardening at the Royal Botanic Garden

A fortnightly gardening group for New Scots. Participants learn about local and seasonal food, explore plant-based recipes, and spend quality time outdoors.

Conversation Café

The Conversation Cafe is a drop-in group for refugees and migrants in Edinburgh to practise English and make friends.

Contact us

For more information about our friendship groups, please contact info@thewelcoming.org