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.



Covid-19 UPDATE...


We have developed online Music for ALL for this time of Corona virus restrictions, with thanks to Graeme, and Phil (who runs the Bonnyrigg group) who are sending these from home.

Craig Bennett who manages our website, has created a new page for the online music and photos. Please send us any photos or film clips or audio clips, asking us to share on the website. We would love to hear from you.

Normal Service Details...

Music for ALL runs 6 music courses and has a great party and ceilidh band called Coracle for events related to Music for ALL.

Music for ALL is a social enterprise project.

The courses are focused to be welcoming and accessible to people with learning disabilities and are designed to encourage participation and enjoyment. We play a wide range of music plus developmental activities such as turn taking, literacy (recognising words of songs) and numeracy (beat counting, clapping etc). Musical instruments are supplied and there is no requirement about experience – just a wish to be there and participate in the ways that suit each person. The input of support staff is important in assisting students to participate in their individual ways and to enjoy being part of making music. Music for ALL aims to be a “screen free” environment! We request use of mobiles and chatting is only during tea break.

We run six courses per term (3 terms/year) in the following locations:

The Nelson Hall Community Centre - Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays.
Richmond Craigmiller Church Hall - Tuesday & Friday.

N.B. We have some spaces on Thursdays and 2 on Monday morning. Please contact Alison for further information.

The programmes for September 2019 – June 2020, please see and click on the link to access the day you require.

For more information please contact Alison Edelsten, Music for ALL Coordinator:

Email: or call 0131 446 6873.
65+, 26 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64, 17 - 25
Days and Times
Monday 10:15am - 11:45am
Tuesday 10:15am - 11:45am
Wednesday 10:15am - 11:45am
Thursday 10:15am - 11:45am
Friday 10:15am - 11:45am
Nelson Hall Community Centre
5 Spittalfield Crescent, Newington

South East  South West 
Contact Details
Contact Person: Alison Edelsten
Contact Telephone: 0131 446 6873
Contact Email:

This record was last modified on: 21 August 2020