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Edinburgh Marathon Festival

We are so pleased announce that Christy Antwi will be running in this year’s Edinburgh Marathon Festival on behalf of Rowan Alba. It is taking place on 29th May. This is what she had to say, “I was touched by the testimonies and stories from the participants I worked with in my project, and I […]

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Quiz Night by Follow Me

Do you love ‘pub quiz nights’? Rowan Alba presents a Quiz Night & Raffle by Follow Me team! Join us on the Friday, 18th of March, for a night of great fun! Come to meet new people, answer the questions, and become the winner of our Annual Quiz Night! Where: Augustine United Church, 41 George […]

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Save the Date!

We are delighted to announce that the Fraser McGregor Golf Day will be held on Friday 2nd September at The Royal Burgess Golfing Society. Please keep the date free, invitations with further details will follow! Take a look at our video from last year’s Rowan Alba Golf Tournament!


Befrienders Beat Loneliness

Befrienders Beat Loneliness Loneliness costs lives. It is linked to a range of chronic conditions, including high blood pressure and depression, and more than doubles the risk of developing dementia. On average, 10% of the population aged over 65 is chronically lonely. Nor is it just an issue for elderly people-research shows that up to […]

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Could you give us 10 minutes of your time to support our 10th Anniversary? Since we started our work 10 years ago we have supported thousands of homeless people to have a safe and stable home of their own. In 2014/15 35,764 people were registered as homeless in Scotland and only a quarter of these […]


Creating a Fairer Scotland

“Scotland is a great country to call home. But we can make it an even better place. Achieving this will require a strong competitive economy and a fairer, more equal society. The two go hand in hand. Right now people across Scotland are working to that end. Working together we can do even more to […]

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Wine Tasting Quiz Tickets – Fundraising Event

Our Fun Quiz doesn’t require you to be an expert! We would like to invite old and new friends to enjoy fine Wine, fresh Bread, and delicious Cheese & Pate, and take part in our quiz! We have so much fun every year! *** LIMITED TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE ONLINE *** When: Friday, 2nd October, 7pm […]

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Looking good with Lloyds

A group of staff at Lloyds Banking Grove Street, have adopted Rowan Alba as their charity on Their Day to Make a Difference. 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 […]