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Organisation Details

Address 19-21 Buchanan Street, Leith
Post Code EH6 8SQ
Locality North East 
Telephone 0131 553 2559
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  • Advice/Information
  • Community Development
  • Community Facilities
  • Education/Learning/Training
  • Older People
  • Self Help/Support
  • Sport/Leisure/Recreation
  • Young People

Pilmeny Development Project (PDP) is a community based voluntary organisation and has been operating in the Lorne Area of Leith since 1979. It is managed by local residents and is funded by the City of Edinburgh Council and through its own fundraising efforts. It employs two community workers, a part time administrator and a part-time bookkeeper. In addition, PDP employs a part-time worker for the North East Edinburgh Older Men's Health and Well-being Project (funded by Health Scotland until October 2006) and provides office accommodation for a North East Edinburgh Ageing Well Project part-time support assistant.

The overall aim of the Pilmeny Development Project is to support local residents and groups and to encourage appropriate self-help initiatives towards the identification and resolution of their problems. This means we work with local people to identify and deliver actions which contribute to sustainable development of both individual and groups in this part of Edinburgh to improve their quality of life.

In our work with older people and carers we seek to encourage their active engagement with a wider range of Community Planning, Health and Community Care service providers to ensure quality 'Joint Future' and joined up arrangements are in place for older people in NE Edinburgh.

Our work with adults seeks to encourage their ability to meet their own needs and to participate in all aspects of community life.

Approx. 4000 older and younger local residents, local groups, organisations were directly involved in PDP activities during 2017/18.



Name Telephone Cost Actions
Adults - Older Men's Health and Wellbeing Group 0131 553 2559 More info »
Adults - Pilmeny Women’s Health & Wellbeing Group 0131 553 2559 More info »
Leith Time Bank 0131 553 2559 / 0753 480 5512 More info »
Older People - Drop In Group 0131 553 2559 More info »
Older People - Leith NEECAG 0131 553 2559 More info »
Older People - Portobello NEECAG 0131 553 2559 More info »
Pilmeny Information support services 0131 553 2559 More info »
Young People - PDP Junior Club 0131 553 2559 More info »
Young People - LOSP (Leith Open Spaces Project) 0131 553 2559 More info »
Young People - PDP Senior Club 0131 553 2559 More info »