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ELVIS Tribute and Dinner

Uh huh huh. Join us for a delicious 2 course dinner, then sit back, dance or sing along with the King of Rock n’ Roll.


Join us for a unique evening of enchanting live music from Phamie Gow at Greyfriars Kirk to help raise vital funds for GCP

Reading and Writing Group

GCP’s popular Reading and Writing Group builds the confidence of Members who wish to improve their literacy levels.

Music for health and wellbeing

Let’s make some noise! Creating music and art together is extremely good for heath and wellbeing. It’s also great fun…

Commission our Tartan Team

There is growing interest in bespoke tartan commissions, as well as the ever-popular range made by our fabulous Tartan Social Enterprise.

Online Coffee Breaks with Tommy

Wherever our Members are, they can take a coffee break with Tommy online! Another popular highlight of our Members Online Programme.

Flow Learning with GCP Learning Hub

Flow Learning offers industry-recognised short courses, it is also plays a key role in GCP’s Learning Hub.


Join us for a Harry Potter Quiz Night Fri 13 Oct at the Grassmarket Centre. A magical evening of Harry Potter trivia and fun for ‘grown ups’!

Meet our summer intern Louis

Meet Louis, our summer intern! We would like to extend a big GCP welcome to him… but does he look familiar?

Open Book Reading Group

GCP’s Open Book Group is very popular with our Members. Our own story-catcher Caroline went along to see why…

John Lewis and GCP – 10 years and counting

As our wonderful relationship with John Lewis reaches this milestone, we explore its success and say THANK YOU.

It’s Showtime… nearly!

It’s Showtime… nearly! Exciting updates, HOT off the press… Have you booked your FREE tickets yet?

Pride Month at GCP

We can’t wait for Saturday 24 June! It’s GCP’s debut at Edinburgh Pride and our preparations are underway…

Dancing with Dance Base

YES, DANCE WORKSHOPS here at GCP!! An exciting NEW partnership with Dance Base. We’re dancing with joy, literally!

Meet JH Campbell, our good friend James

J.H. Campbell is a novelist, writer of short stories. James is also a much-loved volunteer here at GCP.

Meet Ewan Barry our photographer

Meet Ewan Barry our photographer, as we celebrate our partnership and say a MASSIVE THANK YOU for his continued support.

A Rocha UK Eco Church Awards

For many years our Wood Workshop social enterprise has been taking regular commissions to handcraft these awards from recycled wood

FREE Films at our multi-award winning Community Cinema

FREE amazing films every Wednesday in Edinburgh’s old town, screened in this multi award-winning venue

Let’s talk about Kevin – Our Volunteer Coordinator

Meet Kevin, our Volunteer Coordinator. He started here as a volunteer, fell in love with the place, and hasn’t looked back since!

Volunteer Stories: Meet Frank

Meet Frank, inspirational artist, member AND volunteer at The Grassmarket Community Project. We are so lucky to have him with us!

Strike it lucky – A Volunteer Night Out

It was a fun evening when 15 GCP volunteers and 5 staff went 10-pin bowling recently. In fact the evening was considered ‘a roaring success’

Volunteer Stories: Meet Liz

Meet Liz, our award-winning volunteer. We asked her more about her life and why she loves volunteering with GCP…

Happy Birthday Our Stories, Your City with Mercat Tours

Happy 1st Birthday to Our Stories, Your City. We are celebrating a key milestone for our wonderful project with Mercat Tours…

The Power of Dance

YES, DANCE WORKSHOPS here at GCP!! An exciting NEW partnership with Dance Base. We’re dancing with joy, literally!

Creativity – Lee’s Story

One question and a desire to help others sparked Lee’s creativity at The Grassmarket Community Project

Our Guitar Group

In our Guitar Group ‘We let the music rule!’ You only need three chords to join in the jamming session.

Our Art Group

A picture paints a thousand words… Members come along to our Art Group to relax and let their creative spirit run free

Meet Helene van der Ploeg, our new Chief Executive Officer

We are very pleased to announce the appointment of Helene van der Ploeg as our new CEO of The Grassmarket Community Project

Eurovision Party 2023

Good Evening Europe! Join our hostess and Edinburgh sensation Tanya Windaes for our Big Boom Bang a Bang Eurovision Party…


Every week day, a fantastic mix of classes to boost your practical and creative skills. Plus social events and a chance to catch up


Enjoy a great mix of online classes to help you relax or boost your skills. Plus Zoom coffee breaks for a chance to catch up!


A breath of fresh air! Boost your wellbeing with our great outdoor programme, from walking, to gardening, to wild swimming…


Take a look at our extra services and support, from events for the Over 60’s, to free meals. benefits advice and more

Our Wood Workshop Social Enterprise

Our Wood Workshop Social Enterprise is rooted in the history of GCP. Find out why wood works for everyone…

The nature of The Grassmarket Community Project

Celebrate nature with us. It’s time for fresh air and Easter treats, to see the wood for the trees and take the plunge, literally!

Wild Swimming with The Grassmarket Community Project

Our wild swimmers take the plunge once more, as we welcome cold water lover Emma, the group’s new leader. Brrrrrr!

The Circular Economy and creative collaboration

The circular economy comes naturally to The Grassmarket Community Project. We’ve been doing this for years!

Long walks with The Grassmarket Community Project

The many benefits of long walks are well understood (and greatly enjoyed) by the GCP’s Walking Group. Find out more…

Alison Kane, John Lewis and us – the perfect fit

John Lewis and GCP have been working together for 7 years. Our latest collaboration welcomes retail expert Alison to our Tartan Project.

The IT Group at GCP

Join the IT Group at GCP. Held twice a week, these groups are VERY popular with our Members.

Our Women’s Group for phenomenal women

Our Women’s Group is a safe and welcoming space for Members who identify as women. Phenomenal women us!

Inspiring partnerships – meet Kat from Mercat Tours

Meet Kat from Mercat Tours, as we celebrate inspiring partnerships with inspirational women. For Kat, it’s all about community

Inspiring Women at The Grassmarket Community Project

Celebrate inspiring women with us at GCP. Meet some phenomenal women and celebrate Mother’s Day with us

Inspirational women of GCP – meet Anne and Magdala

Meet Anne and Magdala. They are both phenomenal women and sew inspirational…

Inspirational women of GCP – meet Julia

Meet Julia, leader of our new Women’s Group. She’s an inspiring woman with a story to tell

Inspirational women of GCP – meet Hazel

Meet Hazel, our inspiring finance administrator. She sits at the centre of everything we do. Find out more…

Inspirational women of GCP – meet Milly

Our amazing events manager Milly shares her story and inspiration with us…

Commission custom wood signs and bespoke furniture

Commission custom wood signs, awards and furniture from our award-winning Social Enterprise wood workshop

CEO Recruitment

We are looking for our new Chief Executive Officer – closing date Mon 13 March. Full recruitment pack available here.

Volunteer Stories: Meet Dennis

Meet Dennis. A popular face around The Grassmarket Community Project, Dennis is an experienced volunteer with a smile and a story to share

A message from Richard Frazer, Chair and Founder of the Grassmarket Community Project

A message from Richard Frazer, Chair and Founder of the Grassmarket Community Project In March, we will be saying farewell to Jonny Kinross, our inspirational and much respected leader of […]