The Welcoming Association

The Welcoming Association

At a glance


  • Arts
  • Black, asian and minority ethnic groups
  • Counselling / advice
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health and well being / research and care
  • Local / community
  • Men
  • Refugees / migrants
  • Training / employment support
  • Women

Other details

Geographical remit: 


We welcome newcomers, build community and learn together.

We do this by:

  • Supporting newcomers to learn English, find jobs and access local services
  • Offering opportunities for friendship, creativity, health and well-being in Edinburgh
  • Connecting locals and newcomers through social and cultural exchange
  • Collaborating with others to share knowledge and influence positive change


We offer a wide range of activities for newcomers and refugees, from free English language classes to employment guidance sessions and gym & swim classes. Please check the timetable section on our website to see what's on at The Welcoming Association. 

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