We regret to announce that, due to the First Minister’s announcement on 13th January 2021 of strengthened restrictions and recommendations that protect ourselves and eachother as well as the NHS, we are reducing our in-person to a minimum justifiable level.

Please see below and our website grassmarket.org/planc for all the details of the current programme [do not refer to previous bulletins as these are now out of date]

Below we have all the details of out current fully updated activities as at January 2021: [All start immediately unless stated]

  • In-person in the centre activities (run in accordance with strict safety measures)

  • Outdoor activities

  • On-line activities


Grassmarket Centre-Based Activities


11am-1pm – & 2pm to 4pm – IT Skills (with Kevin)

Co-Vid 19 Guidelines when in the Grassmarket Centre
• Keep 2m social distance, ALWAYS wear a mask & use hand-gel dispensers
• One at a time for using the toilet (toilet sanitised after each use)
• Group size limited to six members per activity
• Follow both downstairs and upstairs one-way systems
• If upstairs, you can only use the fire exit to go downstairs

Grassmarket Outdoor Activities

Tuesday 10-11am – Walking (South) (with Dennis & Janet in Meadows) ALWAYS BOOK
Wednesday 11am-1pm – Herb Garden Group (with Trudi & Tom)
Thursday 10-11am- Walking (North) (with Jonny in Victoria Park) ALWAYS BOOK

Grassmarket Online Activities


11am-12 midday – Scottish History (with Nick)


Meeting ID: 826 8754 3879  Passcode: PAST

1.30-2pm – Coffee Break

Meeting ID:898 0041 0215   Passcode: Cuppa

7.15pm – Cinema Chat (with Rohan & Ewan)


Meeting ID: 897 1308 6683 Passcode: Film


11am-1pm – Guitar (with Tomas)


Meeting ID: 894 5925 6233 Passcode: String

2pm-3.30pm – Discussion (with Derek & Jodie)

[Note this is both online and in person – a ‘hybrid’ and you can join by either means]

Link https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85330877451 Passcode: Chinwag



11am-1pm Cooking (with Catherine)


Meeting ID: 964 7603 9645 Passcode: [contact catherine@grassmarket.org]

11.30am-12.30pm Open Book (with Jess)


Meeting ID: 136 710 657 Passcode: Read

2pm-4pm Well Being (with Hazel)


Meeting ID 857 9299 8914 Passcode: Health

5-6pm – Choir (with Morgan)


Meeting ID: 777 286 151 Passcode: Sing


5-6pm – A Wee Breather (Relaxation) (with Corrinna)


Meeting ID: 845 9723 4673 Passcode: Calm


10-10.30am – Coffee Break

Meeting ID:898 0041 0215   Passcode: Cuppa

11am-1pm – Creative Writing (with Isela)


Meeting ID: 774 347 404 Passcode: Write


The last Saturday of the month

4pm – Mindfullness & Meditation (with Ursula & Hannah)


Meeting ID: 890 6180 4453 Passcode: Mind


You must be a member to attend any on line or in person activity – contact Mike on mike@grassmarket.org or text 07860 021 262 to join or go to: join

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