The Musselburgh Meeting Centre is up and running!

The conversation began way back in 2018, when Professor Dawn Brooker came to Haddington to tell us about Meeting Centres (here’s the link). We agreed at our Spring Gathering to ask the Health and Social Care Partnership to set up Meeting Centres in East Lothian and by late 2019, we got together to set up […]

Dementia Awareness Week 2023

It’s Dementia Awareness Week, and a chance to raise the profile about dementia, help build understanding, share information and inspire people to look at dementia differently. We’re anticipating the new Scottish Government Dementia Strategy will be out this week and the East Lothian Dementia Strategy will follow.  We’ll do blogs on these and let you […]

Musselburgh Meeting Centre: Support Worker Posts

We’re recruiting! We’re looking for two support workers to join the new team to run the Musselburgh Meeting Centre. There are two posts, both part time, both based in Musselburgh If you’d like to find out more or get a job application pack, please contact: E mail: Phone: 07984 498870. We look forward to […]

Dementia Friendly Musselburgh: Development Worker

Dementia Friendly East Lothian and the Musselburgh Area Partnership share a vision of Musselburgh as place where people living with dementia and unpaid carers are valued and respected members of our community. We are passionate that dementia is about everyone. Over the last few years. we’ve been meeting with community groups and activists to talk […]

The Musselburgh Meeting Centre: Manager Wanted…

We’re looking for someone special to do a very special job – to  join us to set up and run The Musselburgh Meeting Centre, East Lothian’s first Meeting Centre. The post is now being advertised and we’re excited to see who applies. Our vision is that The Musselburgh Centre will change the lives of the Members […]

The Musselburgh Meeting Centre is now under development!

  Work to develop the Musselburgh Meeting Centre – East Lothian’s first – is underway. Thank you to all the many people that have helped to get us here – it’s been quite a journey! We first talked about Meeting Centres at the Scottish Universities Insight Institute Gathering in Haddington in January 2018: Changing thinking […]


  On 24th June 2022 we had our first DFEL Gathering since Covid arrived in March 2022.  A lot has happened then aand we’ve been inspired by how communities supported each other during the lockdowns. If anyone doubted that community matters, they surely can’t doubt it any more. The most exciting news for us is […]


The Haddington Friendship Group first met in March 2017 at the Maitlandfield House Hotel. The Group was set up because people who came along to the NHS Memory Course wanted to stay in touch. People with dementia, carers and friends were warmly welcomed to pop in and the Maitlandfield always managed to squeeze us in. […]