The EVOC Red Book

The online directory to find third sector Organisations, and their services across Edinburgh


Only services that are currently available during COVID-19 are listed in the directory.

In line with Government advice, most groups and organisations in the city have had to take the unfortunate decision to suspend face to face and group work activities. Please telephone or email the contacts listed for the group or organisation if you are interested in their work to check what alternative arrangements might be available.

Organisation Details

Address 156 Cowgate, Cowgate
Post Code EH1 1RP
Locality South East 
Telephone 0131 260 9721
  • Community Development
  • Drug/Alcohol Issues
  • Education/Learning/Training
  • Employment
  • Offenders/Ex-offenders
  • Poverty
  • Self Help/Support
  • Young People

Access to Industry exists to move excluded people into education and on to employment across Scotland.

We do this through the creation and development of innovative and effective education and training programmes that encourage and facilitate access to employment and higher education opportunities.

Our programmes help people to develop essential core skills such as communications, information technology and problem solving. They also provide specific training and skills relevant to key sectors such as hospitality, retail and the public sector.

All our courses are delivered through partnerships with leading education and training providers throughout Scotland. We also work closely with employers to provide supported work experience placements.

Access to Industry’s Programmes

Access to Industry works across Scotland to help excluded people move into education and on to employment.

At the heart of AI’s work are the Passport and Transition programmes. These are tailored to the needs of those who are moving on from particularly challenging backgrounds, including care, prison and substance misuse. To deliver these programmes we work in partnership with a wide range of other organisations (such as HMP Edinburgh) and care providers.

A key component of AI's work is helping people to develop essential core employability skills in areas such as communication, information technology and problem solving. To do this we provide a wide range of specific education and training courses in conjunction with well-respected educational establishments.



Name Telephone Cost Actions
EdinMe 0131 260 9721 More info »
Encompass 0131 260 9721 More info »