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Wine Tasting Fundraising Quiz

This year’s Wine Tasting Fundraising Quiz will be at Lauriston Hall, Edinburgh, on Friday 2nd October 2015, at 7.00pm!! Our Fun Quiz on the evening doesn’t require you to be an expert! Just come along, enjoy the wine and take part! Entrance fee: £20 Tickets are available on 0131 229 7554. Any other queries, please […]


Recruitment Training

16th and 18th September, Edinburgh This practical course will take you through the legal and best practice elements of effective and fair recruitment. You will cover all aspects of recruitment and selection including: Systematic recruitment Legal requirements and avoiding discrimination Job descriptions & person specifications Advertising Shortlisting dos and don’ts Preparing questions Mock interviews This two […]


Charity Golf – the last round

We now have all 18 teams signed up for this year’s Charity Golf Tournament at the Royal Burgess, Edinburgh, to raise funds for Rowan Alba. Thank you all!! If you, your company, or anyone you know would like to support us there are still some sponsorship and prize opportunities up for grabs -check out our shopping list! shopping […]

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Looking good with Lloyds

Staff at Lloyds Banking have adopted Rowan Alba as their charity this year. Their first job is to find the means to redecorate Stramullion lounges and create a therapy space. In the meantime, they have delivered donated toiletries for the ladies. Thanks!


We are investing in our volunteers

Rowan Alba has been awarded an Investing in Volunteers Quality Assurance award. This nationally recognised award signifies that Rowan Alba volunteers are assured the highest standard of training, support, development and recognition. Volunteer Scotland’s IIV assessors interviewed volunteers, staff and a trustee in the course of their rigorous assessment – one which resulted in a […]


CARDS volunteer team award

Our team of almost 40 volunteers with CARDS has been awarded one of the 2015 Inspiring Volunteers awards. Here’s what it said in their citation. “The team of volunteers provide a one-to-one support service to vulnerable people in Edinburgh who are identified as having, or being at risk of developing, Alcohol Related Brain Damage. They […]


CARDS to Scottish Parliament

Jim Eadie, MSP for Edinburgh South, hosted an event at the Scottish Parliament which involved CARDS service users. Here’s what he said in the debating chamber. “I had the privilege of hosting an exhibition in the members’ lobby, and last evening I hosted an event in the Parliament. The theme of the exhibition and event […]


Breaking the Taboo

Freddie is among one in six men in the country who reports physical or emotional harm by a partner, according to the NHS – and one of a lucky few to have access to specialist support. So how much and what sort of support is out there for male victims of domestic abuse, like Freddie? An Inside […]

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Yet another very positive Care Inspectorate report, this time for our Thorntree Street service. With six stars for quality of care and support, and five stars each for quality of staffing, management and leadership, it’s a well-deserved well done to the entire team!


Community yoga

Our friends at Edinburgh Community Yoga have produced this great video on how yoga can contribute to good mental mental health. We appear to explain how it benefitted Rowan Alba service users!   @RowanAlba thanks @RowanAlba and Julie! — Laura Wilson (@EdCommunitYoga) February 27, 2015