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CEO wins Community Commitment Award

On Saturday evening (14th September 2019) our Chief Executive was nominated for the Community Commitment Award in a prestigious awards ceremony hosted at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange. We want to express a huge congratulations to Helen, as she was deservedly announced...

Charity Golf Day 2019

A huge thank you to everyone who attended our our Charity Golf Day held at Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society on Friday 13th October 2019. We managed to raise over £2,760 over the course of the event! Congratulations to Team McGregor (pictured below) who took home the...

Can YOU help someone stay out of the rough?

Rowan Alba Charity Golf Tournament 2019 will be held on 13th September. There are a variety of ways you can make your presence felt at Bruntsfield Links Golfing Society. Book your place today.

Plus ça change…100 years since the Addison Act on housing

 This month marks a centenary of council housing, after the watershed Addison Act came into force across the UK in 1919. The legislation was meant to create Liberal PM Lloyd George’s “homes fit for heroes”, to house the returning soldiers from World War One. His...

Rowan Alba’s website gets an upgrade

Rowan Alba’s website recently got redeveloped, thanks to Edinburgh-based creative agency Whitespace. Whitespace donated 4 days of pro-bono work to help with the user experience and development of

Learning through Lived Experience

The minister for Public Health Scotland, Joe Fitzpatrick, paid us a visit at Thorntree Street. Our tenants got to tell him exactly how it is through their tales of life on the street and how we have supported them. Find out about the visit.

Are you ready for a life-changing challenge? Volunteering for our befriending service CARDS could open up new possibilities for you and help an isolated person manage their life. Everything you need to know is at

As a final thank you for 2020, we want to tell all our staff and volunteers, "You are the Stars". We could simply never do what we do without your passion and dedication. If you're a part of the Rowan Alba Community, let them know by liking or sharing this post.

Our volunteers from CARDS have stayed in touch with isolated people in their community right through 2020.
Join us a volunteer in 2021 and you could make an important difference to an isolated person. Find out more at
We hope to see you in 2021!

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