AA Meeting - St Catherine's



4 Lauriston Gardens, EDINBURGH, EH3 9HH
0800 917 7650
South East


Who is the service for?
Young People (16-25), Adults, Older People
What age range is it suitable for?
17 - 25, 26 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 65+


AA Northern Service Office (NSO), Baltic Chambers, 50 Wellington Street, GLASGOW, G2 6HJ
0800 9177 650


MONDAY: 10:30am - 12:00pm
TUESDAY: 2:00pm - 3:30pm
WEDNESDAY: 10:30am - 12:00pm
THURSDAY: 10:30am - 12:00pm


Covid-19 Service UPDATE...

As a consequence of the current global coronavirus pandemic much of our long established, extensive schedule of Edinburgh and Midlothian InterGroup face to face meetings have had to be suspended. At this unprecedented time we can continue sharing our experience, strength and hope through AA online meetings.

Online Meeting...

Open meeting, meeting is open and anyone may attend.

Friday (1st Friday of month)
8:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Zoom
Meeting ID/Link: 175348086
Password: 000000

Please click on Meeting ID/Link: 175348086 at https://aa-edinburgh.org.uk/online-meetings to join meeting.

HELPFUL INSTRUCTIONS FOR ZOOM MEETINGS, please see https://aa-edinburgh.org.uk/online-meetings.

Normal service details...

AA – Is your drinking causing you problems? In AA, individuals who want to stop drinking meet to support each other to stay sober. Meetings are friendly and discreet and your anonymity will be respected. AA is a non restrictive organisation, and therefore LGBT people are welcome at any AA meeting.

Meeting Information...

10:30am - 12:00pm (Beginners)
Closed meeting, only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Closed meeting, only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.

10:30am - 12:00pm
Closed meeting, only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.

10:30am - 12:00pm (Sunshine)
Closed meeting, only those who have a desire to stop drinking may attend.


These meetings are limited to alcoholics and those who think or know they have a problem with drinking. They provide an opportunity for members to relate their experiences with one another on problems related to drinking patterns and attempts to achieve stable sobriety. They also permit detailed discussion of various elements in the recovery program.


As the term suggests, meetings of this type are open to alcoholics and their families and to anyone interested in solving a personal drinking problem or helping someone else to solve such a problem.

Most open meetings follow a more or less set pattern, although distinctive variations have developed in some areas. A chairperson describes the A.A. program briefly for the benefit of any newcomers to A.A. in the audience and introduces one, two or three speakers who relate their personal drinking histories and may give their personal interpretation of A.A.

Midway through the meeting there is usually a period for local A.A. announcements, and a treasurer passes the hat to defray costs of the meeting hall, literature, and incidental expenses. The meeting adjourns, often followed by informal visiting over coffee or other light refreshments.

Guests at A.A. open meetings are reminded that any opinions or interpretations they may hear are solely those of the speaker involved. All members are free to interpret the recovery program in their own terms, but none can speak for the local group or for A.A. as a whole.


What happens at an AA meeting?

An AA meeting may take one of several forms, but at any meeting you will find alcoholics talking about what drink did to their lives and personalities, what actions they took to deal with this, and how they are living their lives today.

How do I join AA?

You are an AA member if and when you say so. The only requirement for AA membership is a desire to stop drinking, and many of us were not very wholehearted about that when we first approached AA

How much does AA membership cost?

There are no dues or fees for AA membership. An AA group will usually have a collection during the meeting to cover running expenses, such as rent, coffee, etc., and to this all members are free to contribute as much or as little as they wish.

Please see https://aa-edinburgh.org.uk/newcomers/frequently-asked-questions.

Please see https://aa-edinburgh.org.uk/meetings for all Edinburgh AA meetings.

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