News & Events

Latest News & Events

Welcome to New Staff

Nov 04 2016

Welcome to Ryan and Eilidh, PEP’s newest members of staff. They have come on board to run the LOOPS North West Community Navigation Project. LOOPS (Local Opportunities for Older People) is a citywide service designed to let older people know what’s going on in their local area and to help them access the support and services they need.

Success for ESOL Student

Oct 26 2016


Congratulations to Kaya, one of PEP’s Polish students who just found out that she has a place at Edinburgh Colleges Stevenson’s Campus on the part time ESOL course. This is an excellent step for Kaya as her aim is to be able to attend college to study Graphics.

Staff Farewells

Oct 18 2016

Last week we said a fond farewell to staff member Kristy Duff. Kristy came to PEP as a student back in 2014 and never quite left!


For the last two years she worked as a mental health development worker with PEP’s Neighbourhood Group and we know the group members will sorely miss her… as of course will the rest of the staff!

Unveiling of the New Computer Suite

Sep 16 2016

It is with great pleasure that PEP can announce the upgrading and amazing transformation of our computer suite!

Learning is Fun!

Aug 10 2016

The Neighbourhood Group had a fun afternoon of word and memory games, proving that learning can be fun!

The words were very much a joint effort, but it was Peter who proved to be the ‘Memory Master’!

Word Game

Week 4 of the Summer Programme

Aug 04 2016

The final week of the summer programme saw visits to Stirling and Dunfermline, the final craft class and the big party at the Queensberry Bowling Club.

Week 3 of the Summer Programme

Aug 03 2016

This week’s events included a trip to Perth, the 3rd craft class, PEP’s Summer Fayre and a visit to the Kelpies and Callendar House.

ASDA Charity Scheme

Aug 02 2016

Excellent News

PEP has been chosen as one of 3 charities for Augusts ‘Green Token scheme’. The scheme gives shoppers at ASDA Leith the chance to choose their favourite charity to donate to.

So please visit ASDA Leith‘s Superstore and show your support for PEP...
Remember to pick up that green token!

PEP’s Summer Fayre

Aug 01 2016

As always PEP’s Summer Fayre was held in the community gardens opposite the offices at 3 West Pilton Park. The fayre was opened by manager Helen Tait and 5 band members from the Davidson Mains & District Pipe band. 4 pipers and a drummer started off the proceedings and played several rousing tunes expertly and professionally. The BBQ was manned by volunteers and produced a steady stream of food and drink for everyone to enjoy.

Second Week of the Summer Programme

Jul 27 2016

This week’s highlights were Falkirk town, the Craft Class, the Volunteers Barbeque, Edinburgh’s ‘Curiosity bus tour’ and a visit to the Scottish Owl Centre


The week started at Falkirk and while Falkirk’s one way system got the better of the buses, it was an enjoyable visit to the town and the weather was lovely for a wander. The group were able to sit outside and enjoy their lunch in the precinct in the sun.

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