Columcille’s minibus and full-time driver are out every day in all weathers enabling people with multiple disabilities to be collected from their homes and taken to the centre in Morningside.
Thanks to funding from the RS Macdonald Trust, Robertson Trust, Bank of Scotland Foundation, Gordon Fraser Charitable Trust, Cruden Foundation and Sir Jules Thorn Charitable Trust, Columcille is continuing to provide this essential transport free of charge to people who would otherwise not be able to travel to the centre.
This safe, reliable service is vital to the health and well-being of people with disabilities and ensures that people with very profound needs can go out on daily trips in the minibus, socially integrate with the wider community, have contact with nature and the outdoors and not be confined to home or the centre.
Columcille Ceilidh Band is not functioning at present. A new Music for All Party and Ceilidh Band has formed to take bookings related to Music for ALL such as ceilidhs for participating schools and birthday celebrations. Contact details are on the Music for ALL page and we look forward to hearing from you!
After a successful Burns celebration, a beautiful St Brides Festival, an upbeat pancake day with wide ranging pancake throwing we now look towards the lengthening days of spring and Easter time. work is picking up in the garden with the new growth of spring time.
Hello and Happy New Year. Music for ALL Friday group starts on Friday 12th January and all the other groups start during the week starting 15th January. More info of course dates etc on the Music for ALL page.
We look forward to seeing you.
Happy New Year.
Although a focus on Christmas the newsletter is still worth reading for an update of Columcille in 2017.
2017 Christmas Newsletter
Our focus is now on the many Christmas events at Columcille. There is carol singing, Santa Lucia, the Advent Garden, Christmas lunch and following party and the Christmas Play. Most events are for Columcille participants but the Christmas play is open to others but please ring to request a space as it can get over full.
Columcille closes for Christmas on Friday 22nd December at 3 pm. We reopen on Wednesday 3rd January. We wish you all a happy Christmas and with wishes for world peace
Music for All term ends during the week of 11th -15th December. The new term starts the week of 15th – 19th January 2018. NB more info is on the Music for ALL page of this website with links to the course programmes.
Have a good Christmas and we look forward to welcoming you all back next term.
To celebrate 21 years of Columcille we are hosting a ceilidh on Friday 27th October. This will be in the main hall at Columcille and with the fabulous Columcille Ceilidh Band! It is by invitation but if you are interested in coming please ring the office to see if there is space.
Columcille’s Autumn Fair is on Saturday 30th September from 10.30am to 2pm. There will be a range of crafts and garden handicrafts on sale plus the Art Exhibition for viewing and purchases, and raffle, story telling, and music. the cafe will be serving tea, coffee, home-baking and soups. We hope you will join us for this annual event. Click here to view or download the flier
Columcille Art Exhibition is on Friday 22nd September 7-9pm. it is a great chance to see the art work and enjoy a glass of wine, soft drink and snacks. Please click here to see the invite/flier . Please ring the office or email the office to book a place, by 18th September.
We are very pleased and relieved to hear that we will be continuing at The Nelson Hall. Many thanks to Schoosh, CEC, Alison Dickie (Councillor) and the Management Council. There is a small increase in rent as the tenure is changing from CEC to Schoosh and costs need to be met.