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Welcome to the Edinburgh Group Webpage!

As a long-standing thriving local support group of Coeliac UK since 1973, the Edinburgh Group are on hand to support members in various ways.  We have over 1,000 members affiliated to our group living in Edinburgh, East Lothian, West Lothian and Midlothian.  The Edinburgh Group also covers the Borders area until such time as a new Borders Group may be formed so all members in the Borders area are cordially invited to join the Edinburgh Group Mailing List.  Please e mail me on  and I can arrange your details to be affiliated to our group.

Members of the charity are, where appropriate, automatically allocated a local group on joining and this will be highlighted in their Scrapbook.  That said while the postcode boundaries for each local group are clearly defined, membership is more flexible.  Anybody can join any local group or even join more than one!  If you would like to be affiliated to a secondary group, please contact Coeliac UK who can arrange this.

Communication from our group – Could all members who think they are receiving no e mails from our group, please check your spam folder.  Also, please check your Profile to see if you have ticked the option to receive communication from your local group, otherwise our group will not be able to contact you via e mail or posted newsletter due to GDPR regulations.  You can update your personal details and preferences by logging into your “Scrapbook” in the Coeliac UK website.  Alternatively, you can contact Coeliac UK directly or phone the Coeliac UK Helpline.

Once you have confirmed we can communicate with you, our members are then able to receive our e mails and our group’s three annual Newsletters, which give regular information about our meetings and events, together with being invited to join our group’s Facebook Groups.

Newly Diagnosed Get-togethers – our local support is given throughout the year to all of our members.   Everyone can remember what it was like when first diagnosed, so many questions and feeling like a fish out of water when coming along for the first time to a larger meeting!  So in order our group can support our Newly Diagnosed Members more efficiently and they can also meet others in the same situation as themselves, we look to hold informal coffee mornings/evenings periodically throughout the year in various postcode areas.  Please make sure we have your up-to-date e mail address so that you’ll receive an invite!  If you don’t have an e mail address, please make sure we have your up-to-date postal address.   Please keep checking this web page for these get-togethers and all of our meeting and event information.

In any one year, we hold various other meetings and events in Edinburgh, ranging from cookery demonstrations, presentations from medical professional in relation to coeliac disease, Summer gluten free lunches, Christmas gluten free dinners and coeliac children parties.  At all of our meetings there will be teas, coffees and gluten-free baking so join us, get to know the Committee and make new friends.

If you have any further queries re the above, please contact me; Wilma Fraser at  and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.  

Best wishes,

Wilma Fraser – Group Organiser of Coeliac UK Edinburgh Group


Local Group Information

Organiser: Wilma Fraser

Secretary: Carol Evans

Treasurer: Alan Shearer


28 Jul 2019

Gluten Free Summer Lunch

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02 Nov 2019

The Future of NHS Coeliac Care in the Lothians & Xmas Raffle

If you enjoyed the presentation on “The Future of NHS Coeliac Care in Lothians” last...

Local venues

This is a map of GF (gluten-free) accredited venues and standard listings which have been recommended by our Members or the venue directly. The GfG (Gluten-free Guarantee) approved pin is used to show supermarkets that have signed up to the GfG.

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