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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 or to find out about alternative groups or services in your area.

Leith Time Bank is an exciting new idea that gives people, like you, the opportunity to share time and skills to develop your community.

We know everyone has skills, knowledge and experience to offer, which could be beneficial to someone, such as gardening, sewing, listening, simple repairs and running errands. Time Banking is a way for people to exchange their skills and time.

For every hour members “deposit” in a Time Bank, perhaps by giving practical help and support to others, they are able to “withdraw” equivalent support in time when they themselves are in need. Everyone's time is valued equally whatever is being offered.

1 hour of time = 1 Time Credit

This kind of exchange is not new – it has traditionally occurred amongst families and friends. All Leith Time Bank does is to provide a new structure for neighbourliness.

Leith Time Bank is about neighbours being neighbours.

Please see for a list of skills provided by Leith Time Bank members.

EVERY MONTH WE RUN A PROGRAMME OF EVENTS. Please see for details and/or contact Mary on 0131 553 2559 / All welcome.

Time banking is making an enormous difference to people and communities across the UK. It helps build a sense of community, where people know neighbours and can rely on each other for help and support. It brings together people of different ages, cultures, backgrounds and abilities, who then interact with each other on an equal footing and with mutual respect and understanding.

Time banking is a rewarding and enjoyable way for people to come together to access help or services that they may not otherwise be able to receive or afford. People get the help they want and support each other by taking turns to be responsible for some of the care and practical help that we all need from time to time. As a member of Leith Time Bank you are not a volunteer in the traditional sense. This means that you must be prepared to receive from others as well as to give to others. Without this reciprocity the Time Bank will not work.

People of all ages and abilities can join in and exchange a whole range of skills. Leith Time Bank is open to all, with a specific focus on older people and carers. It benefits from the diversity in its membership so there are a wide variety of skills exchanged by members.

We are looking for new members to join LEITH TIME BANK

Anyone can join a Time Bank—everyone is equal—all are welcome.

Everyone has something to offer and everyone can take part.

Please see to view and complete Leith Time bank membership form.


Mary O’ Connell
Leith Time Bank Development Worker
N.B. Please note May works part-time
65+, 26 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 17 - 25
Days and Times

North East 
Contact Details
Contact Person: Mary O'Connell
Contact Telephone: 0131 553 2559 / 0753 480 5512
Contact Email:

This record was last modified on: 16 July 2019