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 5 Spittalfield Crescent, Newington
Post Code EH8 9QZ
Locality South East 
Telephone 0131 668 0918
  • Community Development
  • Community Facilities
  • Education/Learning/Training
  • Sport/Leisure/Recreation

The legacy of Thomas Nelson junior built the hall in 1913 to be used as a place "to which persons of the working class and others can go to sit, read, write, converse and otherwise occupy themselves". With that in mind, the hall has been returned to community use as part of The City of Edinburgh Council's Community Learning and Development section.

Nelson Hall is run in conjunction with South Side Community Centre by the South Side Community Centre Association Management Committee.

The South Side Museum is located in the Gray Room, displaying artefacts from the South Side’s industrial past, school mementos and many old local photographs.

Scoosh, the local out of school care club, are based at Nelson Hall every afternoon and during school holidays.