Leith Community Education Centre

As they say:

Leith Community Education Centre is one of the busiest community centres in Edinburgh and approximately 3,000 people come through its doors every week. It is situated on the first floor of the New Kirkgate Shopping Centre, in the heart of Leith. It was refurbished in 2004 and boasts a Sports Hall, a smaller Hall, 4 general purpose rooms, a room which is suitable for crèches and also a recently refurbished café. The Centre is extremely well used throughout the week, by more than 120 local groups and is in high demand as a venue for meetings, training events, AGMs and conferences.

Many local voluntary organisations meet at the Centre, offering literacy support, help with finding employment, carers support, outreach teaching, help with stopping smoking and support for people with a learning disability. Many different classes run throughout the week with English classes, dance classes, drama groups, history groups, art classes, martial arts and computer classes among a few. Many youth clubs meet at the Centre and offer a place for young people to have a laugh and enjoy the company of their friends in a safe, welcoming environment.

The cleaners who work in the building won Direct Cleaning’s Service Excellence Award in 2005 and continue to ensure that the Centre is clean and welcoming to all. We are working to ensure that the programme of groups and events running in the Centre is varied and relevant to the local community and that those who come into Leith Community Education Centre feel that they are an important part of the collective success of the Centre.

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