Friday, 25 March 2011

We need YOUR help to plan for the future


If you are from our local community or a supporter of the Eric Liddell
Centre we would love it if you would spend a short time filling out a

You can do this by either;

Collecting a form from the Centre's reception or information table,
complete and pop it into the postbox provided.


By downloading it from this link... ...and returning
it to:


By taking part in an interview with one of our Volunteers

We will also be holding Focus Group discussions.

Thank you for your support.

Phone 01314474520 or e-mail for further


Thursday, 10 March 2011

Songs of Praise

The BBC Songs of Praise programme on the theme of 'Promises' will be transmitted on the 20th March 2011 (not 30th as previously announced). This will include a short piece with presenter Sally Magnusson about commitment to one's faith and taking the example of Eric Liddell to illustrate this point.

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Wonderful Visit


We have had word from Carmen Demarco after her groups visit to see the stained glass windows, she says, “Thank you all for the wonderful visit we had to the Centre yesterday on behalf of myself and the members of the Exploring Edinburgh group.  Your knowledge, enthusiasm and hospitality made the day a joy and I look forward to bringing further groups to visit in the future.  Well done all!” Carmen is a WEA Adult Learning Tutor (Workers’ Educational Association)



Eric Liddell - his Christian influence continues

BBC Songs of Praise are currently producing a programme on the theme of 'Promises' to be transmitted on the 30th March 2011. This involves filming a short piece with presenter Sally Magnusson about commitment to one's faith and they are taking the example of Eric Liddell to illustrate this point.

Readers will also be interested to know that Eric’s daughters have agreed to be interviewed for a programme about their father that will be broadcast in China, in addition they are supporting the BBC in the production of a programme for school assemblies.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Stained Glass tour


A local citizens group will enjoy a tour of the Centre’s beautiful collection of twentieth century stained glass windows today.

The tour will be led by Sue Tritton, one of the Centre’s trustees.


Monday, 21 February 2011

We need you!

Do you have a few hours to spare?
Do you enjoy meeting people?
Do you care about your community?

We are looking for volunteers to help us plan for the future
Could you carry out a brief questionnaire for us?

If so, please come along to an open session at the Eric Liddell Centre;
(15 Morningside Road)

> Thursday 3rd March
> 2 - 4pm
> Robertson Suite (Ground Floor)
> Refreshments Included

RSVP Evelyn Buddie - / 01314474520

Friday, 18 February 2011

We are pleased to report that Ms Julie McEwan has accepted the E L Ca(I)re Programme Manager post. Julie is currently working for Age Scotland where she has gained substantial knowledge of carer issues through the regular contact that she has with them. Her past experience includes roles at Capability Scotland and two year long teaching assignments in China.  Julie is looking forward to beginning her new role in March. We are very grateful to Hazel Lyons who is doing so much to ensure that the Spring Programme of courses is offered on schedule alongside an Information Day and Open Day. Carers attending these days will have the opportunity to meet Julie.
The Centre is pleased to welcome Mrs Evelyn Buddie to her voluntary role
as Helping Hand Administrator. Evelyn will be available at the Centre
every Thursday and will develop her role as the "first point of contact"
for anyone who is interested in becoming a volunteer helper in the
Centre. She is excited about her role and is looking forward to
assisting more people to find suitable voluntary positions in the
Centre's programmes. We are sure that her warm and friendly personality
will be a real bonus to the Centre.
Telephone: 0131 446 3399 (Thursdays)
Details of our helping hand programme can also be found on the website,
just click on "Volunteer"

Monday, 6 December 2010

Snow Chaos

We have unfortunately had to make the decision to shut the centre at 5pm today due to the persistent weather conditions.

This means that the following classes have been cancelled; 

1) Ali Williams' Pilates Class
2) Elaine Thompson's Pilates Class
3) Scott Reid's Aikido Class

All will be up and running as usual tomorrow at 9am.

Sorry if this has caused any problems,

Tom Montgomery (ELC Management Support)

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Art Exhibition by Rebecca Moore

The Centre is hosting an exhibition by New Zealand artist Rebecca Moore from 4th to 23rd December. If you are in the area please pop in. Entry is free. Please click on the poster image for full details.