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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.



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This service has moved online.

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TELEPHONE: 07510 122 425


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Bringing the different nationalities and cultures of Leith together!

The Leith Conversation Cafés create a safe and inclusive space for people from various ethnic backgrounds and at risk of social isolation to make new friends, promote cultural exchange and discuss issues relevant to their socio-economic status, wellbeing and integration.

We promote cultural bridging by inviting local support organisations to deliver workshops and promote their services within the multi-ethnic community of Leith. The sessions are hosted in three community cafés in Leith at different times of the day and week to assure their full inclusion and accessibility for the most vulnerable groups.

Leith Conversation Cafés is an innovative project. It is the only space where both immigrants and project volunteers meet to prevent occurrence of the health and socio-economic problems within the migrant population in Leith, resulting from loneliness, low mood and social isolation. By working in partnership with other third sector organisations we promote equal access to their services and build the knowledge and capacity within the migrant communities.

Meetings are three times a week:

Day: Monday
Time: 10:30am - 12noon
Venue: Out Of The Blue Drill Hall Café, 30-38 Dalmeny Street, Edinburgh EH6 8RG

Day: Monday
Time: 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Venue: Santosa, 21 Albert Street, Leith Walk, Edinburgh, EH7 5LH

Day: Sunday
Time: 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Venue: Sketchy Beats Café (downstairs), 208 Great Junction Street, Edinburgh, EH6 5LW

The project is funded by City Edinburgh Council and Travis Perkins One City Trust.

For topics of conversations please check our website and Facebook Page:
65+, 26 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 17 - 25
Days and Times
Monday 10:30am - 12:00pm / 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Sunday 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Out of the Blue Arts & Education
Drill Hall , 36 Dalmeny Street, Leith

North East 
Contact Details
Contact Telephone: 07510 122 425
Contact Email:

This record was last modified on: 22 September 2020