Out and About in Edinburgh (The Royal Voluntary Service)

Availability : Edinburgh Wide

Who is this for?

  • Older people

Who provides this?

  • The Royal Voluntary Service


The Out and About group provide opportunities for older people to meet each other and go on outings together to local places of interest. The group helps the lives of older people by offering friendship and the opportunity to visit interesting places.

The group leaves from the Eric Liddell Centre and travels by bus. Visits are usually in Edinburgh and involve a short walk. The group leader makes sure there is time to sit together to have a chat and a cup of tea. The group numbers are small to ensure that all everyone feels included. Once the outing is finished, the group returns to the Eric Liddell Centre.

How do I access this?

  • Self-referrals
  • Referrals by third parties

Is there a cost?

£1 voluntary donation per visit. Most visits are free, occasionally there may be a charge for outings.

Is there a waiting list?


Location information

  • Private parking available
  • Public parking available
  • Wheelchair access

Opening times

The group meets at 10am in the café of the Eric Liddell Centre every second Wednesday.

Contact Details

Eric Liddell Centre, 15 Morningside Road, Edinburgh EH10 4DP

Type of support on offer:

Support in person
Support with others


Healthy living
Loneliness/isolated groups
Older people
Social groups

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