Welcome to Rowan Alba

Our services are built around people and their individual needs. Watch this short video to learn more about how we support all kinds of people, in a way that suits them.

“Volunteers can be life-changing and life-saving.”

Paul, CARDS Volunteer & Thorntree St. worker

News & Events

Meet the artist: Sam Rutherford

Over the last year, we’ve all struggled to find ways to connect. But Rowan Alba has been exploring new opportunities for service users to communicate and express themselves within the community. Recently we had the chance to sit down with Samantha...


 We provide a range of services across Scotland, which reduce the chances of people becoming homeless.  Our staff are working tirelessly ensuring all our services continue despite CoVid 19 restrictions.

CoVid 19 Volunteering

The current situation is bringing many vulnerable adults to the attention of services for the first time. If we don’t act now they will slip through the net. Help us respond.    


Working in homelessness prevention and supporting people to realise their full potential, Rowan Alba offers a variety of coaching qualifications and training, including the unique opportunity to be trained remotely for volunteering during CoVid19 restrictions. 

Thanks to @IndependentAge for funding to relaunch our CARDS befriending services. Over the past year, they have supported 262 organisations to a total of £3.3million through their Grants Fund, helping organisations across the UK support older people most affected by #COVID_19

Don’t forget that we’re hosting our first ‘Meet the Artist’ event on Friday 23 July, so if you would like to join us, drop an email to cards@rowanalba.org. We’d love to see you there.

On 23 July we’re hosting a "Meet the Artist" session. There’ll be an opportunity to meet Sam Rutherford (virtually), learn about her work and the positive impact art can have. To sign up, drop us an email (cards@rowanalba.org) for more details. Hope to see you soon!


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