Despite everything we’re celebrating our 10 year anniversary! 
We celebrate the thousands of people who have been part of our community and story since 2010. Once we re-open there’ll be lots of opportunities to be part of this celebration meanwhile following on from our brilliant Burns supper that kicked off the year we continue with a ‘Me at 10 years Old’ social media campaign – check out our social media on twitter, facebook and Instagram for pictures of staff, volunteers and members. Send your photos to
We have loads of activities, daily on-line coffee mornings, catch ups and much more below.
Stay connected and please stay in touch.

Details are also here:
Access the activities below using the links or dial in by calling 0131 460 1196 [no zoom account required. No need to give your personal details]
Coffee Break – Monday to Friday at 1pm
Join everyday for a 20 minute coffee of lunch break together – could be the best 20 minutes of your day !
PASSWORD: Coffee if dialling in password: 954 214

Positive Mental Health – Mondays 2pm
Join Mike to talk about our mental health, how we keep safe, and how we look after ourselves.

if dialling in password: 510 153

Mindfullness & Meditation – Tuesdays 5pm
Join a Zoom ‘Mindfulness and Meditation’ session delivered by Ursula & Hannah click on 
Mind if dialling in password: 362 520

Open Book – Wednesdays 11.30am
Join Jess and the group. Read together. A lovely relaxed group.  

if dialling in password: 840 020

Choir – Wednesday 5pm

Join us for our Zoom Choir session led by Morgan click on below:
if dialling in password: 792 454

Community Catch Up – Thursdays 2pm
Join Graham for drop-in catch up chat session every week
if dialling in password: 479 011

Creative Writing – Friday 11am 
Join us for Creative Writing with Isela and Jess
if dialling in password: 430 751

Art – Friday 2pm
Join us for art activities with Judit. And if you need materials we will post them out to you.
if dialling in password: 725 259

Virtual Walking – By arrangement

Join someone for a virtual walk. 
A virtual walk is going for  a walk on your own (as per Government guidelines for 30 minutes) but we will call you and walk with you (but in another place of course)
All we need to know is when you are going for a walk and a volunteer or staff member will phone for a chat whilst you are walking.
 Call 0131 225 3626 to arrange or text 07860 021 262 or email Always leave your number if it goes to voicemail.

More positive listening and viewing and keep learning

Get involved in Open Book‘s amazing on line sessions – read all about it here:
Join Intersci Live at 6pm on Monday 27th April!

For their next online science chats they have Brianna, who will be talking about how the brain forms memories of past personal experiences, also known as episodic memories. She will share the cutting-edge techniques she uses to understand how the brain binds together different information and also how this process deteriorates in Alzheimer’s disease.

Join in the stream here:

FREE Online Courses

Alison offers a variety of free course types including certificate, diploma and learning path courses each designed to help inspire you through a new hobby or career path.
They offer thousands of courses across 14 different course types from languages, IT and business to software engineering, skilled trades and marketing. Courses start at two hours long. With each completed course Alison awards a certificate of completion. One of our members highly recommends these courses.

Enjoy !

Got any recommendations? send them in to us.

Take Care and be safe.

Do not feel alone – keep in contact with people that care about you.
If you would like a call from time to time or would would like more information on what we do at the GCP please call 0131 225 3626 or text 07860 021 262 or email info@grassmarket.orgFor more info on how to use zoom please go to for instructions and a wee videoJoin for chat and say hi ! [it works a bit like whatsap]

Volunteering Opportunities #ScotlandCares
If you want to volunteer to help the NHS, charities, communities or people cope with Corona COVID-19 Virus or support the most vulnerable then have a look at the Volunteer Edinburgh website, there are some great opportunities: