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  • Pony Trek at Lasswade

    Pony Trek at Lasswade

    Some of the girls from our Older Girls Wellbeing Group enjoyed a horse riding lesson over the weekend at Lasswade Riding Centre They were all absolutely amazing. They began with a 30 minute lesson followed by 30 minute trek. This was something the girls have wanted to do for a long time and its safe…

  • YMCA Women Visit Porty

    YMCA Women Visit Porty

    Our Women’s Group attracts a wide range of women from the local Leith community and further afield. Ranging from early 20’s to early 90’s, the women come from a wide range of cultures and backgrounds facing personal challenges including loneliness, poverty, physical and mental health issues, relationship difficulties, addiction, stress and low self-esteem. On this occasion,…

  • End of Term PJ Party

    End of Term PJ Party

    Pizza, Nachos, all the usual movie snacks and a fantastic movie to watch, what better way is there to celebrate the end of another successful term?

  • Leith Gala Day

    Leith Gala Day

    On Saturday 8th June, girls from our Girls Health & Wellbeing group were supported by staff members to run a stall at Leith Gala Day. The girls ran tombola stalls for adults and children and sold popcorn in order to raise funds. As a result of their efforts, the generosity of those that donated prizes…

  • Inspiring Volunteer Award

    Inspiring Volunteer Award

    Amazing & well deserved recognition for Graham Kilpatrick, one of our fantastic volunteer mentors who was recognised as one of Edinburgh’s Inspiring Volunteers at an recent ceremony held in Edinburgh City Chambers. Graham has been dedicating his time with us for over 4 years and is pictured here with Donald McDonald, chair of our board.

  • Volunteers Wanted!

    Volunteers Wanted!

    We are always looking for volunteer mentors to support children and young people across Edinburgh. If you have a couple of hours a week you could dedicate to us, please get in touch to find out more.

  • Hello World!

    Hello World!

    Welcome to the new and updated YMCA Edinburgh site. Although we’ve made a few changes already, this is just the start of our journey, so please check back regularly for updates.

  • Scotlands Promise

    Scotlands Promise

    YMCA Edinburgh are in the second year of their commitment to help #keepthepromise. Following reports from the independent care review and supported by The Corra Foundation and The Promise Scotland we are on a journey of reflection, learning and service adaption to impact change in policy, practice and culture for both YMCA Edinburgh and others…